Geoff Blake is both of the above, as can be seen from this incredible onboard footage. Watch from his terrifying point of view as his pushes his Noonan Hemi-powered drag racer to 220mph, before attempting to brake conventionally and ploughing into the sand.
In the description for the video, which dates from almost a decade ago, he writes: “The car was bouncing up in the air so the brakes were not very effective! LOL!!!”
Lol indeed… Despite the dramatic ending, Blake achieved a 6.53 second quarter mile run and could still stand up afterwards. We don’t know which is more impressive…
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