Part of car flies into stands at Z-Max Dragway in Concord

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CONCORD, N.C. — A dramatic scene unfolded Saturday at the Z-Max Dragway in Concord as part of a car lost its top and flew into the stands.

WSOC reported that racer Robert Hight's engine blew up as he took off, throwing the body of the vehicle airborne.

The two fans injured were checked out on the scene and are expected to be fine. No serious injuries were reported.

"I was like, "Oh Lord! It's going to hit somebody,'" said racing fan Daniel Chisolm.

Racing fan Clayton Cragan, who is also an emergency medical technician, said he was sitting eight feet away from the crash.

"You hate for stuff like that to happen but it just makes you want to get even closer to the action," Cragan said.

Cragan said it took about 45 minutes for the races to begin again after the crash.

More: WSOC.