Fan invades track during Singapore GP (VIDEO)

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Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix was interrupted when a fan was found to have invaded the track during the grand prix, forcing officials to send out a safety car and slow the field down.

On lap 37 of the race, the stewards deployed the safety car despite there being no debris on track or cars in trouble, prompting confusion for those watching.

Race leader Sebastian Vettel quickly radioed his Ferrari team, saying: “There’s a fan on track!” to alert them to the intruder.

Track invaders are rare in F1, but this does mark the second incident of the season. During practice for the Chinese Grand Prix earlier this year, a fan ran across the main pit straight and to the garages, believing that his ticket to watch the session also included a drive in a Ferrari F1 car.

Ka-boom! NHRA Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon blows up brand new car body

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Former NHRA Funny Car champ Cruz Pedregon was a happy man coming into Friday’s qualifying for this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Mile-High Nationals in Morrison, Colorado (a suburb of Denver).

The reason Pedregon was feeling good was he had a brand new Toyota Camry body atop his Funny Car chassis. It was state of the art, it looked fast and it was prepared to run fast.

And everything really looked good as soon as Pedregon hit the gas in his qualifying run vs. Tim Wilkerson.

Well, for a few seconds, that is.

As the two drivers hurtled down the 1,000-foot drag strip, Pedregon’s brand new body was destroyed in a massive explosion.

Fortunately, Pedregon was uninjured.

Check out the big ka-boom: