Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dragster Steering Wheel Falls Off During Race

We can think of many things going wrong during a run in a dragster but having the steering wheel fall off together with the column after launch on such a powerful vehicle is perhaps one of the worst possible scenarios imaginable.

Yet, that is exactly what happened to Russ Parker during a race at an Oregon dragrstip last weekend. “I must say that we are laughing at it now, though at the time it was not so funny,” Parker wrote on his Youtube page.

Follow the break to watch the incident unfold from the in-car video footage.

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