NHRA PREPARED TO CURTAIL 340 MPH WITH RULE CHANGE
Ron Capps' 339-mph blast during the recently completed NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway got the attention of the NHRA's tech department. The sanctioning body reached out to its professional teams Thursday to let them know changes are being pondered for 2020, or sooner.
One of the reasons NHRA adjusted their track prep approach was to curtail speeds of 340-miles per hour or quicker. Apparently, teams have now learned to work around the limitations of lesser track prep.
NHRA distributed a letter to the fuel teams Thursday suggesting one of the mechanical changes the tech department is considering is a spec standard inlet for all superchargers. Reportedly, the spec inlet has been tested and is ready to be implemented, at any given moment.
NHRA also said that additional rules may be updated prior to the start of the 2020 season, but these have not yet been confirmed.