Devil's advocate for a moment, Undercover. Technically, yes - cool brakes at a standstill can overcome the engine to hold you still (at least the front wheels - the backs have to spin or else no burnout...)
Over-heated brakes trying to pull down a heavy car under full power at 100+? Not an easy thing...remember that Top Gear episode where they drag raced a Mercedes 600 Pullman against a Rolls Royce Corniche? The Mercedes won, but ran right off the end of the airstrip with the brakes on fire after the car made about 110 mph. And the engine was of course not pulling.
We are running about 70/30 on this on my car club pages - most people being haunted by their first try at hauling down even a high end sports car from 130 or so.
And there is of course the eyewitness account that fire was coming from the brakes.
Having said - nothing can convince me that this was not a case of driver error.