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Woodburn, Oregon
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TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 1/23/2018

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 crossbar may not be […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 1/16/2018

QUESTION:  With the new technology and development of electric vehicles, I would like to build an electric motored race vehicle.  In what classes can an electric vehicle now compete in, and is there plans for any Sportsman classes in the future if there aren’t any now?
 
ANSWER:  We currently allow electric vehicles in our Summit ET Series.  […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 1/9/2018

QUESTION:  I have a 2015 Dodge Hellcat I would like to run in Super Street, do I need a driveshaft loop?
 
ANSWER:  Yes, per the 2018 NHRA Rulebook Section 8 page 2 under Driveline: driveshaft loop mandatory.



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 1/2/2018

QUESTION:  I’m finishing up my Top Sportsman Camaro, and one of my racing buddies said he did not think I could use a lockup torque converter.  Is he correct?
 
ANSWER:  Your racing buddy is not correct.  The use of lockup torque converters are permitted.



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 12/19/2017

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:  According to the 2017 NHRA Rulebook (Section 6B, page 9) you must have “a minimum 20-pound NHRA-accepted system.” Keep in mind that the “system must be divided with a minimum […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 12/12/2017

Question:  The local NHRA Tech Inspector said I need to make my passenger door operative from the outside on my Pro Challenger. 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 2017 NHRA Rulebook section 20, page 31, Interior: 6, 6.1 Drivers Compartment. […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 12/5/2017

Question:  I am putting a roll bar in my street/strip car 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 cross bar may not be bolted in. […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 11/28/2017

Question:  I’m running a low eight second dragster and I would like to use a head and neck restraint system. I was told I would still need to use my neck collar. Is this correct?
 
Answer:  In the 2017 NHRA Rulebook, section 4A, page 8, it states “If SFI Spec 3.3 neck collar is required and driver opts to […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 11/21/2017

Question:  Can I have a momentary cutoff switch in my Jr. Dragster cockpit if I have a separate cutoff toggle switch?
 
Answer:   Yes you can. In the 2017 NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League Rulebook, page 39, Buttons/Switches, it states, “Entrants are allowed to use a total of two buttons in the cockpit. One of these switches/buttons […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 11/14/2017

QUESTION:  I am new to drag racing, and I am currently building a Super Pro Dragster. I was told that the delay box must be NHRA Accepted. How do I find what delay box is legal for my application?
 
ANSWER:  A full list of all NHRA Accepted products is available on NHRARacer.com. Simply navigate to the site, […]