90% IS BACK - UPDATED
Torco's CompetitionPlus.com has obtained a copy of the memo issued today to all nitro racers regarding the 2008 rules in terms of nitro percentage allowed in competition.
To All Top Fuel & Funny Car Owners, Crew Chiefs and Drivers
NHRA has had discussions with many team owners, crew chiefs and suppliers in the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories regarding the current nitromethane/menthanol mixture.
Beginning with the 2008 POWERade Drag Racing season, the maximum percentage of nitromethane used in Top Fuel and Funny Car categories will be increased from 85 percent to 90 percent.
We have heard concerns from some of you that the current 85 percent rule may be causing higher parts attrition rates for your vehicles. This rule is being made in response to such concerns with the desired results to extend the life of parts and reduce costs.
In 2008, NHRA will closely monitor the situation to determine whether the expected results are achieved. Any unfavorable effect may result in immediate adjustments.
Director Top Fuel & Funny Car racing