What can one say when something like this happens? Not much I guess, because the opposite would be an abundance of trash talk and a mouthful of colorful sentences contained of all the bad words in the teamster`s vocabulary! I mean, you put so much effort and hours and hours of work in the building of a real drag monster, and something bad happens and the race is done even before it started! I do not even to mention the anticlimax that occurs after all that positive spirit and the adrenaline rush which ricer feels before the very start of the race… However, this Chevy Nova Explosion is off the hook!
But I guess that is part of the bargain you get when you walk on the wild side, called the nitrous! The very thing that should be the most effective element of the race and which should make your powerful Detroit muscle even more terrifying on the strip, proves that it can also be very explosive and turn the race into a real disaster.
That is exactly what happened to Ronnie Pace and his real monster of Chevy Nova called Yenko, during the Texas Street Outlaw drag race. As he was preparing to launch, a bad and loud explosion happened under the hood of that powerful Nova, followed by huge flames. And as you can guess, that was the end of the race! It all finished even before it started with the Nova explosion!
Nevertheless, I suggest you take a look at the video and see this explosive moment yourself. And if you get too much into the character and want to see more similar stuff, go to this link.