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#21 - 2016 - June 13 Disaster struck! After the complete rebuild was finished, Big Red was being tested at @buttonwillowraceway in preparation for running @pikespeakhillclimb when a failed bolt holding the fuel rail on the intake manifold allowed fuel to spray out and ignite. The fire was devastating, but the on-board fire system allowed enough time to exit the car and the track's safety crew and the Big Red team put the fire out before the sheetmetal was too far gone. The decision was made to rebuild the car again. The complete process started over again. The only body panels that were not salvageable were the trunk lid and the hood. The process took the team until the next year to rebuild her again.
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