Here's some pictures I took of some destruction that happened when my brothers 1100 Hp Camaro had a rod bolt failure the last time he was at the Dragstrip. This happened when he was about 100 feet out, amazingly it didn't lock-up the engine - in fact the engine was still running and he had to shut it off! When the cylinder went dead it caused an immediate Nitrous/fuel build-up in the intake and spark managed to ignite it by sneaking past the dinged intake valve. Result: a huge fireball came out of the cowl intake on the hood and completely blocked his veiw for a couple seconds.
Also amazing is that the only damage to the engine was the oil pan, a valve, a connecting rod, and 1 piston - the crank and block were checked and there still good! All those parts in the oil pan were in there, no hard parts actually left the engine (just alot of oil).