Driver walks away unharmed after terrifying drag racing explosion

A 16-time drag racing champion has had a lucky escape after his car exploded and crashed on Sunday.

Drag racing legend John Force was completing a run at the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Arizona Nationals event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsport Park in Chandler, AZ, near Phoenix, when his car's engine blew up. The explosion forcibly removed the bodywork from his car and sent the 68-year-old spearing off course and into the path of his opponent Jonnie Lindberg.