Tuesday Tech Question (08/27)
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’.
My non-convertible ’11 Mitsubishi Lancer should run 10.50′s at about 130mph. I’ve made lots of tuning adjustments but no changes have been made to the firewall, floor, or body. Do I have to go through all the hassle of putting a roll cage into my street car?
Thanks to NHRA’s new Street Legal Style Drags Presented by AAA, you do not have to. In the 2013 NHRA Rulebook section xiv paragraph 5, it states that ‘Unaltered 2008 OEM Model-year and newer production cars running slower than 9.99 and 135 mph do not have to meet the requirements and specifications for the Summit Racing Series…”