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Tuesday Tech Question



I drive a Dodge Caravan with hand controls since I no longer have use of my legs.  I read an article about a Top Sportsman racer that has a high 6-second, 200 mph car that he drives with hand controls.  I was wondering what requirements I must follow to set up my 10 second Camaro with hand controls.


Hand Control Hank





Hand Control Hank,


In the 2012 NHRA Rulebook section 20, page 15, 3:1 Brakes, it states “NHRA-accepted hand controls for the physically challenged permitted.”  I would suggest that the first time you take your car to the track and go to the tech inspection area you ask if numerous tech inspectors would inspect your hand controls and you demonstrate how they work.  When you make your first runs with hand controls it would be a good idea to make single runs so you can take your time, working up to speed, and not hold up another driver.