Woodburn Dragstrip
7730 Hwy. 219
Woodburn, Oregon
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Tuesday Tech Question 5/16/17

Question:  Can I add a wing to the back of my Super Pro 68 Camaro?
Answer:  Yes you can.  First off let me state that a wing/airfoil has air flowing above and below the surfaces and a spoiler is attached to the body and air only flows over the top.  So, if you add a wing/airfoil […]



Tuesday Tech Question 5/9/2017

Question:  I have a Snell 2010 helmet that I am using at bracket races throughout my division.  My helmet is in good condition, but I think that it will not be legal soon.  Is this the case or can I continue to use it for a while?
Answer:  Your helmet does not expire for a few […]



Tuesday Tech Question 5/2/2017

Question:  I recently purchased a 1989 Ford Mustang that I plan to use to compete in Stock Eliminator.  Are there any restrictions on what fuel I can use? 
Answer:  There are fuel restrictions in Stock Eliminator.  You may only use NHRA-accepted racing gasoline.  To find a list of these fuels, please see NHRA’s Accepted Product List […]



Tuesday Tech Question 4/25/2017

Question:  I have a motorcycle with tubeless tires that is capable of running in the 10-second zone.  Will I need to have metal valve stems installed?
Answer:  Yes you will need metal, screw-in valve stems. These valve stems are mandatory in tubeless tires on any vehicle running 11.99 or quicker.



Tuesday Tech Question 4/18/2017

QUESTION:  I am building a car to compete in Stock Eliminator. The car came with power steering but I would like to remove this system. Am I allowed to do this?
ANSWER:  Yes you are allowed to make this change. In Stock Eliminator power steering “may be removed or converted to manual steering.”



Tuesday Tech Question 04/11/2017

Question:
I’m finishing up my Super Pro Mustang, and one of my racing buddies said he did not think I could use a ball-lock pin in my parachute mount.  Is he correct?
 
Answer:
Your racing buddy is correct.  The use of ball-lock pins for parachute mounting is prohibited. Instead, parachutes must have their own independent mounting with sleeved […]



Tuesday Tech Question 04/04/2017

Question:
If we are towing our Jr Dragster with a front-end-dolly behind our golf cart do we still need to have a flag?
 
Answer:
Anytime a Jr Dragster is being towed a fluorescent or brightly colored flag, 5 feet above the ground, attached to the Jr Dragster is required. 



Tuesday Tech Question 3/28/2017

QUESTION:  The local NHRA Tech Inspector said I need to make my passenger door operative from the outside on my Super Pro Camaro.  Is that true for their track only or all NHRA tracks?
ANSWER:  That is true for any NHRA track.  You would need to follow the 2017 NHRA   Rulebook section 20, page 31, Interior: […]



Tuesday Tech Question – 3/21/2017

QUESTION:  The local NHRA Tech Inspector said I need to make my passenger door operative from the outside on my Super Pro Camaro. Is that true for their track only or all NHRA tracks?
ANSWER:  That is true for any NHRA track. You would need to follow the 2017 NHRA Rulebook section 20, page 31, Interior: […]



Tuesday Tech Question – 3/14/2017

QUESTION: I am putting a roll bar in my daily driver so that I am able to meet the safety requirements at the speed I am running. Being a daily driver, can the rear crossbar be bolted in so that I can still have good access to the back seat?
ANSWER: No, the […]