POMONA, Calif. (CNN) NHRA Funny Car championship contender Jack Beckman survived an engine explosion Thursday in the opening qualifying session of the Auto Club Finals at Pomona. He was not injured, and no one was reported to be injured as the shrapnel flew into the grandstands.
It was all caught on video, both inside and outside of the vehicle.
"I have never had that happen, and I'm not signing up for this again," Beckman said. "Anyone who wants to donate a left eyebrow, I'm kind of needing one now."