Woodburn Dragstrip
7730 Hwy. 219
Woodburn, Oregon
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TUESDAY TECH QUESTION 8/29/2017

Question:  Is my Super Comp dragster required to have a rear wing?  I know it is required in Top Dragster, but I am unsure about the rule for Super Comp.
 
Answer:  You are not required to have a wing on a Super Comp car.  In Top Dragster, all cars running in excess of 200 MPH are required to […]



Tuesday Tech Question 8/22/2017

QUESTION: I am getting together a new Competition Eliminator car that I plan to run in C/D. My hopes are that the car will run in the 6.8 second range at over 200 mph. Will I only need one parachute?
ANSWER: That is not correct. Dual parachutes are required on all […]



Tuesday Tech Question 8/8/2017

QUESTION: Are there any requirements as to how the floor needs to be mounted in my daughter’s Jr. Dragster?
ANSWER: Yes there are. The floor must be mounted on top of the lower frame-rail cross braces. Additionally, the floor must extend from the driver’s seat forward to 6 inches past the pedals.



Tuesday Tech Question – 8/1/2017

Question:  Am I allowed to install a dry-sump oil system on my 1969 Camaro SS/CA car?  I know that there are some other Super Stock combinations that allow a dry-sump, but I am not sure if I am one of those combinations.
Answer:  No you are not.  Per the 2017 NHRA Rulebook, dry-sump oiling systems are prohibited from […]



Tuesday Tech Question 7/25/2017

Question:  I had a Technical Inspector tell me that, even though they were dated the same year, my 3.2A/15 fire suit was expired, but my 38.1 head and neck restraint was still legal.  Could you provide me with some more information?
Answer:  A 3.2A/15 and 3.2A/20 suit is considered legal for 5 years.  The date on the suit […]



Tuesday Tech Question 7/18/2017

QUESTION:  I’ve heard that new rules allow me to use the tachometer built-in to my delay box.  Is this rumor true?  If so, are there any other rules I need to keep in mind when using this feature?
ANSWER:  Yes, what you have heard is true.  Racers may now connect their delay box to the ignition system and utilize […]



Tuesday Tech Question 7/11/2017

Question:
 
I have decided to do some racing in your Super Street class this season. My car does not currently have a parachute, but I was told I will need to add one to run Super Street. Is this statement true?
Answer:
 
In the Super Street Category, a parachute is mandatory on any car that runs 150 mph […]



Tuesday Tech Question 6/27/2017

Question:
 I have an original 2013 ZL-1 Camaro, can I bracket race the car as it is from the factory with no modifications in any way?
Answer:  
For all 2008 OEM model-year and newer unaltered production cars running slower than 9.99 and slower than 135 mph, they do not have to meet the requirements and specifications for the Summit […]



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

Question:
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.
Answer:
When mounting a wing to the roll […]