Woodburn Dragstrip
7730 Hwy. 219
Woodburn, Oregon
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Tuesday Tech Question (08/13)

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 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?

Front-Engine Phil

Answer:

Front-Engine Phil,

According to the 2013 NHRA Rulebook (Section 6B, page 9) you must have “a 20-pound NHRA-accepted system.” Keep in mind that the “system must be divided with a minimum one nozzle directed into the driver compartment and minimum one nozzle directed into the engine compartment.”

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