A YouTuber has filmed the bizarre moment a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon started to burn at a drag strip in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The series of events starts as the owner of the Demon performs a burnout in the muscle car to get it prepared for a run down the quarter mile. Out of nowhere, a loud bang can be heard emanating from the car’s powertrain and instantly, flames can be seen spewing out from underneath.
One of the marshals at the track grabs a fire extinguisher and starts to spray the engine bay. The marshal quickly becomes agitated, however, as the driver fails to turn the car off and before long, the two start arguing with one another as it still burns. The argument gets so heated that the marshal grabs the fire extinguisher and actually walks away.
Eventually, the marshal tells the Demon owner to pop the hood. He obliges and, while talking to bystanders, can be heard stating that the car wouldn’t turn off, hence why he didn’t shut it off immediately. After several minutes, a small water truck arrives on the scene and track marshals are able to put out the blaze.
Making the incident all the more strange is that, at one point, it seems as though the Demon
owner tells marshals to just let the car burn and, throughout the video, he never appears particularly concerned about seeing flames spewing out of the engine bay.