With the size of the load being pulled in tractor pulls, there is big power and when big power is lingering around, things can go wrong at any moment.
Many moving parts have to come together in the right way in order for these big power tractors to keep on blasting down the surface at maximum efficiency so that they can pull as long and hard as they possibly can!
With all of those moving parts being stretched to the limits there comes a little bit more cause for concern because when teams really turn it up, there’s a good chance that something is going to go wrong and cause complete mayhem.
These drivers experienced one of the worst scenarios as they made what otherwise were average pulls.
Few seconds into the competition, and tractors explode into a ball of fire, sending fuel everywhere and igniting it into major explosions that send light and color flying everywhere as the alcohol and methanol go up in flames, making your heart beat quick for just a moment before the fire and safety crew comes to the rescue, and make sure that the person onboard is safe after such an hard eruption.
The video below shows these mishaps.
Seems like these teams have to go back to the drawing board and build something badder, bigger and stronger for the next competition.
This might seem extreme, but the drivers and teams definitely know that situations like this are an option when they walk into this kind of a competition.
That’s why they’re fitted with such extensive safety equipment to make sure that everyone is able to go home at the end of the day even after these kinds of incidents.