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Author Topic:   Nitro in Alcohol
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted August 26, 2004 09:23 AM  

There is a pretty big rumor going around our track that some drivers have been adding Nitro to their fuel, can somebody please help me with this......We are told that the only way we can detect it is if we get them tested as soon as they pull onto the track and that as the race goes on the Nitro somehow will break down and mix with the Alky so it isn't detectable after the race. Can somebody help me understand this and tell me what is needed for us to try to catch them, have been told that there are some strips you can dunk in the tank but we don't know where to find them.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted August 26, 2004 12:26 PM  
Digatron meter and using water solubility testing. There is a tremendous wealth of information in karting. perhaps doing a search on "nitromethane detection" or "propylene" may get you on the right track.... This stuff is easily detected to under 1%. And if their running lower percentages than that then they're wasting their time.

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