NHRA Announces Change for Top Fuel Class in Sonoma
GLENDORA, Calif. (July 30, 2004) -- NHRA officials notified Top Fuel Dragster teams, today, of a maximum wing angle for the FRAM Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway.
"Not unlike other forms of motorsports, NHRA is making these modifications for Sonoma in an attempt to keep the vehicles within a certain performance range," said Ray Alley, director of top fuel, funny car and pro stock racing, NHRA. "We saw excellent, side-by-side racing in Denver and Seattle and want to continue to provide this form of exciting racing for our fans."
NHRA has been studying wing angles for quite some time. NHRA officials gathered additional data on wing angles, as well as performances, at the last two national events and, after consulting with the manufacturer, decided to implement a maximum wing angle for Sonoma. This action is part of the ongoing performance parameters being implemented by NHRA, with additional modifications possible in the future.
The recently announced task force, comprised of professional Top Fuel and Funny Car team owners, crew chiefs and NHRA officials, remains charged with the objective to evaluate and recommend performance parameters for the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories.