Woodburn Dragstrip
7730 Hwy. 219
Woodburn, Oregon
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Tuesday Tech Question (10/08)

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 building a new Chevrolet Camaro to run in the Top Sportsman class.  With the aid of nitrous, I should be able to run in the 6.5 second range at about 210 mph.  Will I need to have two parachutes instead of only one?

Parachute Paul

 

Answer:

Parachute Paul,

Yes you will need two parachutes.  In fact, any cars running in excess of 200 mph must use dual parachutes.  For more information, please reference your 2013 NHRA Rulebook and see General Regulations 4:8.

 

 

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