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Sun, 10 Oct 1999, 10:46 AM

Valve Cover Restraints To Be Mandatory
Courtesy of NHRA

Pressurized Bottles Also Addressed



GLENDORA, Calif. -- Effective Oct. 21, commencing with the start of the O'Reilly Fall Nationals, all engines in the NHRA Funny Car and Top Fuel classes must be equipped with a valve-cover restraint capable of restraining components such as head studs, spark plugs, and pushrods in the event of engine failure (see official rule revision below).

NHRA has petitioned the SFI Foundation, Inc. to develop a minimum specification for these valve cover restraints. NHRA anticipates this specification will be in place, and that all such restraints will be required to meet the specification effective Jan. 1, 2000.

Questions regarding product availability should be directed to Mr. Jeff Giovino of the NHRA Technical Department in Glendora, California at (626) 914-4761 Extension 286.

NHRA also is asking all teams to verify that all pressurized bottles on the race vehicle are stamped with a DOT-1800-pound rating. Inspectors have seen a few onboard fire extinguishing systems in tech that had non-rated containers. Check yours now and avoid problems in tech inspection.

Add to 1999 NHRA Rulebook

Pages 149 Funny Car & 156 Top Fuel
(Effective 10/21/99)
Engine: Add "Engine must be equipped with a valve cover restraint, which fits over valve covers and cylinder heads. Valve cover restraint must be capable of restraining such components as head studs, spark plugs and pushrods in the event of engine failure."




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