Wow, that is some carnage!
Just to note, it did NOT break at high rpm and full throttle, otherwise the carnage would have been much worse. The report was it began to "rattle" in the pre-staging area, and low rpm, so they did the sensible thing and shut it down.Wow, that is some carnage!
So you think you're having a bad day?
600 cubic inch Big Block Chevrolet on Nitrous Oxide . . . . . WAY over 1000 bhp . . . . . VERY high quality USA made billet crankshaft . . . . .
At 4.625" stroke, NO crankpin to main journal "overlap, as you can see in the photos below, creating "weak spots" where stresses can "concentrate".
Uses 8" diameter, heavy vibration damper . . . . .
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LOTS of collateral damage to the block, 2 rods, 2 pistons, etc, etc . . . .
Note the classic evidence of a "fatigue" failure (the rubbing marks) up until the final overload break off.
"Gee, the damper kept coming loose, every run. It was weird the way we had to keep re-tightening it."
Be aware of the signs that something is going "wrong" with your engine, before it's too late.