If you missed it – and judging by the response, you didn’t – the ADRL announced on Saturday that it will allow electronic fuel injection (EFI) on all XPS cars starting in the 2012 season.
That announcement came on the final day of the PRI show and it certainly brought plenty of feedback.
Your agent wants to pass along some information as well: After a chat with ADRL Director of Technical Services Chris Bell, you can expect that the rules for EFI use are being finalized right now. Mr. Bell had a number of great conversations over the weekend in Orlando, and after finishing up his research, the official XPS rulebook will be updated by Tuesday to reflect the EFI announcement.
With the ruling, the ADRL becomes the first major drag racing sanctioning body to allow EFI to be used in any Pro Stock car. The milestone announcement will add further excitement to the Extreme Pro Stock class, which had record-breaking fields and performances during the 2011 ADRL season. With tremendous side-by-side racing in the innovative class, XPS was also arguably the most competitive class in the ADRL in 2011.
Manufacturers wishing to have their EFI Controllers in the worldâ€™s premier eighth-mile drag racing league will have to first submit them to the ADRL for approval prior to them being allowed to be used at any ADRL event.
â€œThis is a very exciting move for the ADRL and a monumental move in the world of naturally-aspirated classes. This major announcement also furthers the notion that the ADRL continues to embrace technology to provide the best entertainment and racing possible for competitors and fans,â€ ADRL Director of Technical Services Chris Bell said.
â€œThe Extreme Pro Stock class has consistently provided some of the best side-by-side racing action since the class was added in the ADRL and coming off a spectacular season in 2011, allowing electronic fuel injection in 2012 will take this great class to another level.â€
The full set of 2012 rules can be downloaded at www.adrl.us/competition/rules or by clicking on the â€œ2012 Rules and Regulationsâ€ dropdown under the â€œCompetitionâ€ tab on the ADRL homepage, www.ADRL.us. The updated PDF version of the Extreme Pro Stock class will be available for download soon.
(Photos by ADRL/Richards)