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

Archives for the ‘Tech Bulletin’ Category

Tuesday Tech Question 8/8/2017

QUESTION: Are there any requirements as to how the floor needs to be mounted in my daughter’s Jr. Dragster?
ANSWER: Yes there are. The floor must be mounted on top of the lower frame-rail cross braces. Additionally, the floor must extend from the driver’s seat forward to 6 inches past the pedals.



Tuesday Tech Question – 8/1/2017

Question:  Am I allowed to install a dry-sump oil system on my 1969 Camaro SS/CA car?  I know that there are some other Super Stock combinations that allow a dry-sump, but I am not sure if I am one of those combinations.
Answer:  No you are not.  Per the 2017 NHRA Rulebook, dry-sump oiling systems are prohibited from […]



Tuesday Tech Question 7/25/2017

Question:  I had a Technical Inspector tell me that, even though they were dated the same year, my 3.2A/15 fire suit was expired, but my 38.1 head and neck restraint was still legal.  Could you provide me with some more information?
Answer:  A 3.2A/15 and 3.2A/20 suit is considered legal for 5 years.  The date on the suit […]



Tuesday Tech Question 7/18/2017

QUESTION:  I’ve heard that new rules allow me to use the tachometer built-in to my delay box.  Is this rumor true?  If so, are there any other rules I need to keep in mind when using this feature?
ANSWER:  Yes, what you have heard is true.  Racers may now connect their delay box to the ignition system and utilize […]



Tuesday Tech Question 7/11/2017

Question:
 
I have decided to do some racing in your Super Street class this season. My car does not currently have a parachute, but I was told I will need to add one to run Super Street. Is this statement true?
Answer:
 
In the Super Street Category, a parachute is mandatory on any car that runs 150 mph […]



Tuesday Tech Question 6/27/2017

Question:
 I have an original 2013 ZL-1 Camaro, 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 cars running slower than 9.99 and slower than 135 mph, they do not have to meet the requirements and specifications for the Summit […]



Tuesday Tech Question 6/20/2017

Question:  Am I required to have 6-point seat belts in my Top Sportsman car?
Answer:  No, a 6 point driver restraint system is not mandatory for Top Sportsman.



Tuesday Tech Question 6/13/2017

Question:
I am finishing up the chassis on my new altered that I plan to debut this season. I would like to install a rear wing, but I would like to know if there are any rules I should be aware of before mounting it to the roll cage.
Answer:
When mounting a wing to the roll […]



Tuesday Tech Question 6/6/2017

Question:
 I am putting the finishing touches on my new AA/AT Competition Eliminator car.  Am I allowed to use a lockup converter in this car?
Answer:  
In Competition eliminator lockup converters are prohibited.  Please refer to Section 12 of the 2017 NHRA Rulebook for more information.



Tuesday Tech Question 5/30/2017

Question:  Are there any specifications that the oil lines on my 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Top Sportsman car must meet prior to competition?
Answer:  All flexible-pressure oil lines, excluding return lines and any line 30 psi or lower in pressure, must pass a minimum 300 psi test for 30 seconds with no indications of separation, weeping, leaking, etc.