Watch: Drag Racer's Chutes Don't Open

Here's what happens when a drag racer's chutes DON'T work!

October 16, 2018

(Photo by Mr.siwabud Veerapaisarn/

A drag racer named Mike Bowman had his parachutes fail as he tried to stop during a qualifying heat on Saturday.  His car had topped 255-miles-per-hour, but when the chutes were released, they got tangled up.

His brakes slowed him down, but not nearly enough.  He's okay though, because the car eventually barreled into a sand trap and GIANT NET at the end of the track.