The Horsepower Wars $10K Drag Shootout tested the grit of all four teams that stepped up to try and build a racecar on an uber-tight budget. When it came to the safety of the racers in the $10K Drag Shootout there were no corners cut, and Summit Racing Equipment stepped up to provide each of the teams with an engine diaper in case there was a catastrophic engine failure on the race track.
Engine diapers are a requirement for some classes and are a good idea even if it isn’t a requirement as an extra layer of safety. These containment devices are extremely effective at keeping fluids off the racing surface and from getting underneath your tires when a massive engine failure occurs. With the cars of the $10K Drag Shootout being pushed to the very edge of performance while using second-hand parts, having the diapers on the cars made sense to prevent large cleanups or crashes if something let go in an engine.
The Summit Racing Engine Diaper (SUM-590200) was a great fit for the $10K Drag Shootout because it has a universal design. Using a high-tensile webbing to help keep flying parts continued and the ability to hold 10 quarts of oil, these diapers are perfect for any class that doesn’t require an SFI-rated unit. The NHRA-approved diaper just wraps around your oil pan and then can be strapped to the engine via the header bolts on the side of the engine.
Thanks to Summit Racing Equipment for providing these diapers to the teams that you can purchase for your car right here on Summit’s website.