Tuesday Tech Question (03/11)
The Tuesday Tech Question is a fun section where prospective technical inspectors or anyone who wants to get a better idea of how to work the NHRA Rulebook can test their knowledge and search abilities. If you have an NHRA Rulebook, try and find the answer to the question in the book before looking down at the answer. If you don’t have a Rulebook but are an NHRA Member, you can download a pdf at nhra.com under ‘Member Benefits’.
I was told by my local NHRA technical inspector that my Advanced E.T. Chevy Cobalt is required to have a fire extinguisher system. I did not think this was the case if I was not running any power adder. Can you please tell me who is correct?
Your local NHRA technical inspector is correct. A minimum 5-pound NHRA-accepted fire extinguisher system is mandatory on all Advanced E.T. cars running 7.49 or quicker in the 1/4-mile or 4.49 in the 1/8-mile, except rear-engine cars without an enclosed cockpit.