Woodburn Dragstrip
7730 Hwy. 219
Woodburn, Oregon
503-982-4461

Tuesday Tech Question (05/27)

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’.
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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. I only need one parachute, correct?
Parachute Pete

Answer:
Parachute Pete,
That is not correct. Dual parachutes are required on all cars running 200 mph or more. Since your car will be capable of these speeds, you will be required to have two parachutes.

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