Tech department approves cockpit canopy for Top Fuel

GLENDORA, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2012) – NHRA Technical Dept. officials announced today that a cockpit canopy for Top Fuel dragsters has been approved for use starting with this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minn.

Top fuel engine detail
Top fuel engine detail

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson

The cockpit canopy will be manufactured and distributed by Aerodine Composites Group and will be available for use by all Top Fuel teams. The equipment is an optional component, not mandatory.

“We were able to see the finished product yesterday and give our final approval to the Aerodine representatives,” said Glen Gray, vice president of technical operations, NHRA. “The product includes a fresh air system, fire bottle, and kick-out panels. The cockpit canopy will be available to any team that wants to use it starting this weekend in Brainerd.”

The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals will be held Aug. 16-19 at Brainerd (Minn.) International Raceway. It is the 16th of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and will be televised on ESPN2HD. For tickets, call (218) 824-RACE or purchase online at

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