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Woodburn, Oregon
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TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 05/08/2018

QUESTION:  I was told I am required to have a 6-point driver restraint system in my Top Sportsman car; is this correct?
 
ANSWER:  That is not correct.  A quick-release, 3-inch minimum width restraint system, with a 2-inch crotch strap, meeting SFI Spec 16.1 or 2-inch-minimum-width driver restraint system, with 2-inch crotch strap meeting SFI Spec 16.5 is mandatory in all cars in competition required […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION – 5/1/2018

QUESTION:  I am finishing up the chassis on my new altered that I plan to debut soon.  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 chassis.
 
ANSWER:  When mounting your wing to an open wheel/body car, you must ensure […]



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 4/24/2018

QUESTION:  I am finishing up my new AA/AT Competition Eliminator car.  Am I allowed to use a lockup converter in this car?
 
ANSWER:  In Competition eliminator lockup converters are prohibited. 



TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 4/17/2018

QUESTION:  Are there any specifications for oil lines in Top Sportsman?
 
ANSWER:  All flexible-pressure oil lines, excluding return lines and any line 30psi or lower in pressure, must pass a minimum 300psi test for 30 seconds with no indications of separation, weeping, leaking, etc. Competitors may test and tag their own lines. Label must indicate date, psi, and tester ID; label […]



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 […]