This is what Pete Tryce's classic Cobra race car looked before he crashed it on the track:
This is what it looked like after:
And here's how it got from picture "A" to picture "B." Basically, while opening the car up on the track, something breaks, the car turns violently to the right, and Tryce starts tumbling. And tumbling. And tumbling:
Here's how he described what happened in the YouTube description of the video:
On the front straight doing 130mph, something breaks. The cobra veers hard right and off track. The car leaves a 6O foot gash in the asphalt as it veered before leaving the track and continued for an additional 500 feet off track to its resting point. I received only minor injuries to my left knee and bruised ribs.
And here's the video, which was posted on January 7, but is just starting to make the rounds now: