In a 1/4 mile drag, sometimes things don’t go right. Now, when things do go wrong, a good driver nows how to adapt and what do to do in order to avoid the wreck. Sometimes that is a lot easier said than done. Which is why a car save is almost more impressive than winning the race it’s self.
You were expected to drive straight, but when your car starts to go out of control at over 100 MPH speeds, true skill will reveal itself.