The following items are minimal requirements for a vehicle and driver to pass tech:
***The driver must wear long pants, full-coverage shoes, and a t-shirt (no tank-tops)***
For a full list of rules and safety requirements, see the 2022 NHRA Rulebook
You'll be given a tech card upon entry. Take your tech card, driver's license, vehicle, and any safety gear to the tech inspection area. After a tech inspector signs off on your tech card, sign it, take it and your driver's license to the waiver booth, sign the waiver, and receive your wristband. You may then head back to the pits and wait to be called to the staging lanes.
Once you reach the front of the staging lanes, wait for the race crew member to signal you when it's time to pull into the water box. Drive through the water if you will do a burnout, and drive around the water if you will not do a burnout. Do not start your burnout until signaled by a crew member.
Once the scoreboards are clear, you may pull up near the starting line. Wait for the signal of the starter before pulling into the pre-stage beam. Courtesy staging is recommended (wait for the other lane to pre-stage before fully staging). If you go too far and need to back up, back all the way out, and pull forward into the beams again. Never back into the beams. Once both lanes are staged, the tree will activate.
The scoreboards mark the 1/4 mile finish line, along with bright orange cones on the wall. Right lane cars must wait for left lane cars to turn off the track before crossing over to the left dise of the track. There are multiple turnoffs, so when in doubt, keep going, DO NOT TURN AROUND ON THE TRACK. Stop at the booth on your way back to the pits to receive your time slip.
The following is provided as a general information quick reference guide only. We run under NHRA sanction and must abide by their rules. Click the button below to access the complete 2022 rulebook.
***Drivers and passengers must wear long pants, full-coverage shoes, and a t-shirt (no tank-tops)***
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