Phil Lamattina snaps his Top Fuel dragster in half 2007
Phil Lamattina has a wild qualifying moment at Willowbank Raceway as his chassis completely breaks in half whilst flying down the quarter mile at over 500km an hour. Lamattina was competiting at the 42nd running of the Australian Nationals held in September 2007 and had just stopped the timers in 4.68 seconds when his nitro-burning dragster snapped in half in the breaking area. The car was destroyed while Phil walked away. The team ordered a new chassis and returned to Willowbank in January 2008 to contest the ANDRA Top Fuel Championship.