Drivers wear fireproof boots made of soft, cushioned leather that have thin rubber soles to provide good grip and slip-free control on the pedals.
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Drivers wear a one-piece driving suit made of fire retardant fabrics like Nomex that must protect him/her from third-degree burns for a period of at least 12 seconds. Long flameproof underwear beneath the suit provides extra fire protection to the drivers. The suit has two large handles on the shoulders that enable the driver to be lifted free in case of an accident.
Top fuel dragsters are the fastest accelerating racing automobile in the world and can reach speeds of 539 km/h. The dragsters are often powered by 426 Chrysler Hemi engines and have massive rear tyres which are 46cm wide and 95cm in diameter. These have front and rear wings which keep it from taking off when the engines fire up. The main classes of drag racing are: Top fuel dragsters, pro stock cars, pro stock bikes, top fuel funny cars, top methanol dragsters and pro modified cars.