Video: This Is What Happens When You Mis-shift During The Quarter Mile
I'm sure a lot of us have done this at some point. Light goes green, shift from first into second, second to... oh wait that's first again. And bang. Your car won't like you for a while after that.
Fortunately I've never done this, but those of you who have will look back at a moment like with with severe PTSD. The engine over-revs and while it sounds like you're engaging warp drive, it's not doing your valves any good.
This is a classic example...
At the world cup finals of Import VS Domestic, a tricked out Honda CRX takes to the strip. to the driver's horror, he snaps it back into first instead of going into third and the sheer force of doing this over-revs the engine and snaps an axle, throwing the CRX towards the wall. More impressively, the Jap dragster even does a tiny endo.
Thankfully, only the tyre hit the wall - an impressive feat in itself - and it's back to the garage for this team.