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Tuesday Tech Question 8/23/2016

I have purchased an original 2013 ZL-1 Camaro, and, since GM is not going to release the motor or the car to run in stock eliminator, my question is can I bracket race the car as it is from the factory with no modifications in any way?
Answer:
For all 2008 OEM model-year and newer unaltered production […]



Tuesday Tech Question 8/16/2016

If I change my fuel from gasoline to E-85 will I need different protective clothing?
Answer:
In the 2016 NHRA Rulebook section 20, page 45 it reads. For unaltered full-bodied OEM vehicles with an unaltered fuel system using ethanol or methanol and unleaded gasoline fuel blends such as E-85 or gasohol the Protective Clothing requirements are […]



Tuesday Tech Question 6-21-16

I recently purchased a Toyota Celica Pro Mod style car.  I plan to run the car in the Top Sportsman class along with some local bracket races.  I am looking to upgrade the wheels before I start racing the car.  My question is, am I required to run beadlocks when I run Top Sportsman?
 
Answer:
For the […]



Tuesday Tech Question presented by Evans Coolant

Question:
I am building a new Chevrolet Camaro to run in the Top Sportsman class. With the aid of nitrous, I should be able to run in the 6.5 second range at about 210 mph. Will I need to have two parachutes instead of only one?
Answer:
Yes you will need two parachutes. In fact, […]



Tuesday Tech Question

Dear NHRA Tech Department,
                I wanted to put a dial in board controller in the cockpit of my sons Jr. Dragster. Am I allowed to do this? I couldn’t find anything in the rulebook in regards to having the controller in the cockpit.
                Dial In Dave
Tuesday Tech Question Answer
Dial In Dave,
                You cannot put the dial in board […]



Tuesday Tech Question

Tuesday Tech Question
I am new to the Jr Dragster program and I just recently purchased a Jr Dragster chassis for my son. Do I need to have this chassis certified in order to pass tech? I also have another question, how fast can my son go in his Jr Dragster?
Jr Dragster Jim
Tuesday Tech Question Answer
Jr […]



Rules Clarification to Air Foil Amendment – Cars with Roll Cage Mounted Wings

We have heard from racers already today about the amendment concerning helmet shrouds on cars with roll cage mounted wings. Please see the highlighted change for clarification to the original amendment.
Roll Cage Mounted Wings Amendment



Tuesday Tech Question (10/13)

Tuesday Tech Question
Question:
I have purchased an original 2013 ZL-1 Camaro, and, since GM is not going to release the motor or the car to run in stock eliminator, my question is can I bracket race the car as it is from the factory with no modifications in any way?
GM Gary
Answer:
GM Gary,
For all 2008 OEM model-year […]



Tuesday Tech Question (10/06)

The Tuesday Tech Question is a fun section where prospective technical inspectors or anyone who wants to get a better idea of how to work the NHRA Rulebook can test their knowledge and search abilities. If you have an NHRA Rulebook, try and find the answer to the question in the book before looking down […]



Tuesday Tech Question (09/29)

The Tuesday Tech Question is a fun section where prospective technical inspectors or anyone who wants to get a better idea of how to work the NHRA Rulebook can test their knowledge and search abilities. If you have an NHRA Rulebook, try and find the answer to the question in the book before looking down […]