Thursday, August 25, 2011

What's with the steering wheel on dragsters?

I was following a thread on drag racing, and stumbled upon this little video of a drag racer having a bit of misfortune on the road.

Luckily he was able to brake in time, and bring the speeding car to a safe halt.

Along the thread, someone asked an intriguing question: what's with the steering wheel (if you can even call it that) on this dragster? Do all dragsters have this type of steering wheel? And what are the benefits of this particular wheel?

To be honest, I don't have a clue, but I'm going to find out and post about it here - unless someone beats me to it in the comments, that is...


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