Drag racer loses steering wheel – Click above to watch video after the jump

Drag racing is about being the fastest person to go from one point to another in a straight line. Despite the lack of turns involved, drag racers still need a steering wheel to maneuver their vehicles to and from the track, and to keep the front-end pointing in the right direction when blasting away from the tree. What would happen if the tiller decided to separate itself from the steering column?

One racer found out, and was pretty lucky with the answer he received. Click past the jump to see the clip.


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      Griffilicious
      • 4 Years Ago
      They posted this on Top Gear and people were super apathetic, saying he was a noob or an idiot. The wheel came off! What do you expect him to do? I scramble like that when I drop my phone, I imagine loosing control of a funny-car would induce a bit more panic.
      Erik Berge
      • 4 Years Ago
      Haha! He just throws it aside. Love it.
      jonnybimmer
      • 4 Years Ago
      Scariest moment of his life, right there. How he keeps reaching for something to grab made me laugh, like he's thinking "no no no NO NO NOOOOOO!!!". Good thing he was able to keep anything really bad from happening.
      • 4 Years Ago
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      Blackstar
      • 4 Years Ago
      So that's what it's like when you're driving with the force. The guy's going to need a new wheel, a new mechanic and a new pair of shorts. Serious props for him keeping it together though. *Thumbs up.
      • 4 Years Ago
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        rgee01
        • 4 Years Ago
        The camera used is listed in the video description: "Video by GoPro Hero."
      stevenh
      • 4 Years Ago
      what happens when you use 'Made in China' parts
      Rob
      • 4 Years Ago
      Only took AB 4 days to post this.
        dave and mary
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Rob
        Rob makes me think of the line from "Groundhog Day" ... "I'm thinking you're one of those glass half empty kinda guys".
        Soccer Mom
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Rob
        And it only took Rob 30 seconds to point it out. Thank you, Rob.
        Elmo
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Rob
        Christopher Titus wouldn't like Rob. His inner retard doesn't work and tell him how stupid of a comment he's about to post. Hey Rob, when you run one of the biggest online automotive blogs, come back and tell me how hard it is to keep up on current news and videos.
      • 4 Years Ago
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        Fadli Ismail
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, noticed that too, but he probably did a burnout before so he would have felt it though...strange....I guess s**t just happens..
      illnever tell
      • 4 Years Ago
      I feel kind of bad for laughing so hard at something that might have been the most terrifying thing he'll ever go through.
      gtv4rudy
      • 4 Years Ago
      ... what the ... #@*!?
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