Chris McGaha's silver Chevy Camaro burst into flames after performing a burnout at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The racer brought the car to a stop and exited his car under his own power while the Safety Safari extinguished the blaze quickly.
McGaha did not immediately know what caused the fire, but the team took the car back to the pits to service the machine. He was qualified in the No. 15 position after the first day of qualifying.
UPDATE: McGaha said on Twitter a broken fuel line caused the fire burst during the second qualifying session. He was quick to point out the car has been repaired and will be ready to roll during the third qualifying session, which will follow Pro Stock Motorcycle at 12:30 p.m. Pacific on Saturday.
We’re definitely off to a fiery start here at the #Vegas4WideNats Had a fuel line break during Q2 that caused a bit of a scene! Everyone was ok and the car is put back together and ready to race tomorrow. #ProStock #NHRAonFox pic.twitter.com/6zZ9RFMsKy— Chris McGaha (@ChrisMcGahaPS) April 6, 2019