Todd Lesenko unhurt after explosion
POMONA, Calif. -- NHRA Funny Car driver Todd Lesenko escaped injury Saturday when his engine exploded on a qualifying run and shot the body off the car more than 50 feet in the air before it landed in the return lane at Auto Club Raceway.
It was the second time of the event that a Funny Car exploded into flames. The body of Jack Beckman's car was destroyed in a first-round engine explosion on Thursday. Beckman's only injury was a singed left eyebrow from the flames.
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