Woodburn Dragstrip
7730 Hwy. 219
Woodburn, Oregon
503-982-4461

2019 NHRA RULE BOOKS are now available for purchase at the Souvenir Shop.

We’ve had a lot of questions about helmets, batteries, what to wear and if you need a valid drivers license to race. Below are a few brief excerpts of rules from the 2019 NHRA RULE BOOK General Regulations section. You can also purchase a 2019 NHRA Rule Book for more detailed answers.

Section 21, Page 35, 8:1 BATTERIES – All batteries must be securely mounted; must be of sufficient capacity to start vehicle at any time. Batteries may not be relocated into the driver or passenger compartments. Rear firewall of .024-inch steel or .032-inch aluminum (including package tray) required when battery is relocated in trunk. In lieu of rear firewall, battery may be located in a sealed .024-inch steel, .032-inch aluminum, or NHRA-accepted poly box. If sealed box is used in lieu of rear firewall, box may not be used to secure battery and must be vented outside of body. Relocated battery(s) must be fastened to frame or frame structure with a minimum of two 3/8-inch-diameter bolts. OEM located batteries without complete OEM hold-down hardware must be secured to OEM battery box/tray using the same 3/8-inch-diameter bolt hold-down method described in previous sentence. (“J” hooks prohibited or must have open end welded shut.) Metal battery hold-down straps mandatory. Strapping tape prohibited. A maximum of two automobile batteries, or 150 pounds combined maximum weight (unless otherwise specified in Class Requirements), is permitted. Maximums may vary according to Class Requirements.

Section 21, Page 41, 10:1 APPAREL – Each member of a participant crew must be fully attired when present in the staging, starting, and competition areas of the racetrack. Shoes are mandatory. Shorts, bare legs, tank tops, or bare torsos are prohibited when driving in any class. See Class Requirements.

Section 21, Page 21, 10:4 CREDENTIALS – Each driver of a vehicle entered in any event conducted at an NHRA member track must be at least 16 years of age (except Jr Dragster or Jr Street) and have either a valid state or government issued driver’s license beyond a learner’s-permit level or NHRA Competition License subject to inspection by officials at any time. In addition, a current NHRA license is required for participation in any divisional or national NHRA-sanctioned event.

Section 21, Page 44 – 45, 10:7 HELMET – As outlined under Class Requirements, drivers in all classes, including motorcycles, must wear a helmet meeting Snell or SFI Specifications. Full-face helmet mandatory on all cars 9.99 or quicker. See individual Class Requirements for additional requirements. Shield mandatory 7.49 and quicker.

NHRA Helmet Expiration (Dates-Label Expires): Snell 2010 – 1/1/2022, Snell 2015 – 1/1/2027, SFI 31.1 and 41.1/2010 – 1/1/2022, SFI 31.1 and 41.1/2015 – 1/1/2027, SFI 24.1/2010 (JDRL only) – 1/1/2022, SFI 24.1/2015 (JDRL only) – 1/1/2027, Snell CMR 2007 (JDRL only) – 1/1/2019, Snell CMS 2007 (JDRL only) – 1/1/2019.

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