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Racer Faqs

Woodburn Dragstrip has compiled a number of frequently asked questions and answers to help you better understand the rules, safety and technical guidelines of drag racing and increase your enjoyment at our facility. If the following information still doesn’t answer your questions please contact us at race@woodburndragstrip.com or call 503-982-4461.

For Additional tech questions, please call our office at 503-982-4461. Additonal information is located in the NHRA Rulebook

at  https://nationaldragster.s3.amazonaws.com/Rulebooks/2022_NHRA_Rulebook_22_04_05/2022_NHRA_Rulebook_22_04_05.html

WOODBURN DRAGSTRIP ~ BASIC RACER GUIDELINES
 

IT IS THE RACERS RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE CAR IS LEGAL AND ALL RULES ARE FOLLOWED.


ALL racers are required to wear full-length pants, shirt with sleeves (no tank top), and closed-toe shoes with socks.


SHORTS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

 

ALL vehicles must pass basic NHRA technical/safety inspection.

 

Drivers must have a restricted wristband on their wrist prior to going through tech inspection.

 

Tech cards are to be completed prior to going through tech inspection.


Racers of vehicles quicker than 14.00 (8.60 1/8mile) are required to have an NHRA approved (Snell SA 2015 or newer) helmet.


ALL convertibles quicker than 13.50 (8.25 1/8 mile) are required to have an NHRA approved rollbar.


Pre-2008 Vehicles running quicker than 11.50 (7.35 1/8 mile) must have an NHRA approved rollbar.


Drivers of vehicles quicker than 11.50 (7.35 1/8 mile) must have an approved racing jacket.


Drivers of vehicles quicker than 10.00 seconds (6.40 1/8 mile)   and faster than 135 MPH are required to have an NHRA competition license, as well as appropriate safety equipment as described in the NHRA rulebook.


All vehicles must be equipped with a coolant overflow bottle and a battery tie-down.


If the battery is relocated from the stock location, a shutoff switch is required on the back of the vehicle.


Motorcycle riders must have an approved full face helmet, leather jacket, leather boots or shoes that cover the top of riders’ ankle, and leather gloves.


Motorcycle riders running 120 MPH or faster must have full all-leathers or SFI Spec 40.1/2 suit.


Riders of bikes/quads quicker than 10.00 seconds (6.40 1/8 mile) are required to have an NHRA Competition License, as well as appropriate safety equipment as described in the NHRA rulebook.


No outside Alcohol is permitted on the property.


Glass containers are not allowed on the property.

 

Drugs, including: marijuana, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, etc., are strictly prohibited on the property.


NHRA RULEBOOKS are available for sale at the Pro Shop or you can purchase online at www.NHRARACER.com.

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