Kentucky’s own Richard Deaver had a white-knuckle moment in the opening round of Xtreme Street opposite of Tim Knieriem, when something in the drivetrain ignited near the finish line, erupting into a full-fledged, Funny Car-like inferno. Deaver was visibly fighting to get the car stopped in a hurry, sashaying side-to-side as he matted the brakes to get out before the cockpit could get any warmer. Deaver jumped from the car as it continued to burn in the shutdown area. The safety crew was quick to get the fire extinguished, but not before considerable body and electronics damage was done to the passenger side and cockpit of the Mustang. Deaver says he got nicked by the flames, but checked out okay and was observing the damage when we stopped by.