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

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TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 4/10/2018

QUESTION:  I was told by my local technical inspector that my Advanced E.T. Drag car is required to have a fire extinguisher system.  Is she correct?

ANSWER:  Your local technical inspector is correct.  A 5-pound, minimum, fire extinguisher system is mandatory on all cars, except rear-engine cars without an enclosed cockpit.



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 4/3/2018

QUESTION:  Can I add a spoiler to the back of my Super Pro drag car?
 
ANSWER:  Yes you can.  It must be permanently attached and be non-adjustable during the run.



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 3/27/2018

QUESTION:  I have a Snell 2010 helmet when do I need to replace it?
 
ANSWER:  The Snell 2010 helmet expires on 1/1/2022. 



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 03/20/2018

QUESTION:  I recently purchased a car that I plan to run 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 which can be found on NHRARacer.com.



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 3/13/2018

QUESTION:  I am building a new car to run in the Top Sportsman class.  With the aid of nitrous, I should be able to run in the 6.50 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, any cars running in excess of 200 mph must use […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 02/27/2018

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. Parachutes must have their own independent mounting with sleeved 3/8-inch minimum steel bolts […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 2/20/2018

 
QUESTION:  I am building a car to compete in Stock Eliminator. The car came with power brakes 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 brakes “may be removed or converted to manual brakes.”



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 2/13/2018

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 2/6/2018

QUESTION:  I have a supercharged front-engine dragster that I run in Top Dragster.  Can you tell me what the fire extinguisher system requirements are for my combination?
 
ANSWER:  Per the 2018 NHRA Rulebook (Section 7B, page 9) you must have “a 20-pound NHRA-accepted system.”  The “system must be divided with a minimum one nozzle directed into the driver compartment and […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 1/30/2018

QUESTION:  The local NHRA Tech Inspector said I need to make my passenger door operative from the outside on my ET Camaro.  Is that true for their track only or all NHRA tracks?
 
ANSWER:  That is true for any NHRA Member track.  You would need to follow the 2018 NHRA  Rulebook section 21 page 31, Interior: 6, 6.1 Drivers Compartment.  It states […]