In principal, drag racing seems simple; mash the gas pedal and race to the end of the strip faster than the other guy. In practice though, there are a lot of little things that the best drives do to ensure it is them who wins, and not their opponents. One thing every drag racer learns to do from the get go though is a brief burnout to warm up their tires, increasing their stickiness and helping them get traction on the drag strip.
Somebody forgot to tell the driver of this old hot rod that the burnout was supposed to be brief though. Instead he shoots down the track, trailing tire smoke before ripping a donut to the cheers of the crowd.
This video is short but sweet, and requires little explanation. Whoever was behind the wheel of (what we think is) a ‘32 Ford was obviously familiar with the concept of warming one’s tires up prior to racing. But the driver went even farther, shredding rubber before breaking out into a series of donuts halfway down the track.
While the crowd eats it up, we should note that it is generally poor racing etiquette to do more than a brief tire warm up. Sure, it’s entertaining to watch, but there is no doubt a long line of people waiting for their own shot at a trip down the strip. But hey, it’s all in good fun right? At least he managed to put on a good show for the people. Nothing is worse than a lame time waste, are we right?