With one of them being just a little bit faster.
World records, and really motorsports in general, can be a funny thing. Hundredths of a second frequently determine who is on top, and multiple world records can be set over the course of a single day. That is some of what you’ll be seeing in the following video, along with one of the closest drag races that isn’t an actual tie that you’re ever likely to see. That race will be at the end of the video. But at the beginning, nobody can touch the guy.
The record being set is for the fastest quarter mile for a car with doors, even if having doors is really just a technicality on these cars.