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TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 7/10/2018

Question:  What kind of safety rules do I need to follow with my nitrous bottle?
 
Answer:  A nitrous bottle in the driver’s compartment must have a relief valve and vented outside the drivers compartment.  Commercially available, thermostatically controlled, blanket-type warmer accepted.



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 7/3/2018

Answer:  I’m having trouble deciphering what the punched out holes mean on my NHRA chassis tag.  The car that I purchased is a 1969 Nova that has a roll cage like you see in the NHRA Rulebook and it also has a funny car cage installed.  The blue/silver NHRA chassis tag is punched out 8.50 & Slower and […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 7/17/2018

Question:  Am I allowed to have a laptop in the driver’s compartment?
 
Answer:  Yes, Per the 2018 Rulebook section 21, page 37-38, Support Group: 9, second paragraph.  It  reads: During NHRA competition, a portable computer (e.g., laptop, PDA, Palm Pilot, programmer, etc.) must be securely mounted when located in driver’s compartment at any point beyond the staging area ready line.  All functions or values […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 6/26/2018

QUESTION:  At last Thursdays test & tune my Super Street Turbocharged Mustang ran 10.20 at 140 mph and I was not allowed to make any more runs unless I ran 135 mph or slower.  I thought if I ran 10.00 or slower in the 1/4-mile then mph was not a factor?
 
ANSWER:  In the 2018 NHRA Rulebook in Section 8 […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 6/19/2018

Question:  I was thinking about running my car in Stock Eliminator.  What class would my 1965 Nova SS with a 283 cubic inch motor that was rated at 220 horsepower from the factory fall into with an automatic transmission?
 
Answer:  You could run I/SA, J/SA or K/SA with your combination.  To get the minimum weight of your car in J/SA […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 6/12/2018

QUESTION:  Do I need an engine diaper on my 1969 Super Pro Camaro to run at my local NHRA Track?
 
ANSWER:  You need to check with your local NHRA Track to see if their rules require any type of oil-retention device.  There are a number of tracks that do require oil-containment if running quicker than 9.99 in the […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 6/5/2018

QUESTION:  One of my racing buddies said I would need to replace my roll cage padding to SFI 45.1 before I race.  Is this correct?
 
ANSWER:  In the 2018 NHRA Rulebook on page 5 of Section 4A, Page 5, Roll-Cage Padding, it reads: “Roll-cage padding meeting SFI Spec 45.1 mandatory on any vehicle running 9.99 (*6.39) and quicker. […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 5/29/2018

QUESTION:  I have been running my 1968 Pontiac GTO in F/SA for a number of years. I was told by an NHRA Tech Inspector that I need to install a head protector since I have low back seats. Is this correct?
 
ANSWER:  The NHRA Tech Inspector told you correctly. Per the 2018 NHRA Rulebook General Regulations, section 21, […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 5/22/2018

QUESTION:  I’m installing a new fuel cell in the trunk of my Pro ET car.  If I use an aluminum fuel cell will I still need to run a ground wire to it?
 
ANSWER:  The 2018 NHRA Rulebook in the General Regulations section 21, page 4, 1:5 Fuel Systems, Tanks: the last sentence states “Nonmetallic fuel cells or tanks […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 5/15/2018

QUESTION:  I have purchased 2018 Dodge Demon, can I bracket race the car as it is from the factory with no modifications in any way?
 
ANSWER:  Yes, for all 2008 OEM model-year and newer unaltered production cars running slower than 9.99 and 135 mph, they do not have to meet the requirements and specifications for the Summit Racing Series unless […]