Originally Posted by Randy Pike
For the car to explode like that though there had to be something dead shorting it out.
it might have been a body clip...
a part from another car that crashed... (like a screw, or a nut) etc.
or maybe the solder joint between the battery connector and the motor wire got caught on a battery bar...
i wouldnt be suprised, at my lhs, you can walk the track, and find all sorts of small, metal or plastic/graphite parts.i have left body clips in the battery tray before, luckily only once with a "shotgun" pack.