Woodburn Dragstrip
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Woodburn, Oregon

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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

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.
When mounting a wing to the roll […]

Tuesday Tech Question 6/6/2017

 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?
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.

Tuesday Tech Question 5/23/2017

I was told by my local technical inspector that my Advanced E.T. Chevy Cobalt is required to have a fire extinguisher system.  I did not think this was the case.  Can you please tell me who is correct?
Your local technical inspector is correct.  A 5-pound, minimum, fire extinguisher system is mandatory on all […]

Tuesday Tech Question 5/16/2017

Can I add a wing to the back of my Super Pro 68 Camaro?
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.”