You’ll get my cat’s gun away from him, when you pry it from his cold dead paws ... or when he’s napping, which is roughly 22 hours a day.
Well it’s helpful to relax the muscles prior to impact. Reduces injuries.
Stick in drag racing means uses a clutch for launching and is directly operated by the driver using a single stick. No lencos. Some classes go even further and restrict it to an H-pattern.