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Old 10-16-2011, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by 99ZX9R View Post

Or...driver of the blue car got to the track late, missed time trials and therefore dials hard. He/she knows there's no shot of breaking out and decides to flatfoot it to get a good number for Round 2.
You might be correct ~ note how the driver in the Blue car tucks his head & ears down & out of the wind, for less wind-resistence, in the last few feet:
very-savvy move
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:31 PM
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You guys are cracking me up. The real funny part is we can learn from this.

Know your opponent. If the driver of the pink car knew the blue car and knew that they were dialing hard because of no time shots, they would not have lifted. Likely winning because they knew the blue car could not run the number.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:37 PM
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[font=tahoma][color=darkred][B]I, as a guy who usually is the slower-car, LIKE-IT when a much-quicker/faster opponent dials-soft on me, because when I dial-hard, if both of us have similar RTs and run *****-to-the-wall in a bang/bang finish, the chances of me breaking-out are dwarfed by HIS chances of running-under, and I win.
Would your strategy change if you were running a much faster opponent with a delay box??

I ask because a few of us run gamblers, footbraking against the Super Pro guys. Since we have a slim chance of cutting a better light against the top bulb guys, would it make sense to dial soft and dump? I figure this may even the playing field a bit especially when running a 7.00-8.00 dragster.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by 99ZX9R View Post
Would your strategy change if you were running a much faster opponent with a delay box??
delay-box or not, a much-faster opponent is extremely difficult to judge because of his higher closing-speed

assuming you have a .03x, and he goes .07x (hypothectically), even with .04 in your favor, he will go from 20' behind you to 20' ahead of you in a heart-beat


Originally Posted by 99ZX9R View Post
I ask because a few of us run gamblers, footbraking against the Super Pro guys. Since we have a slim chance of cutting a better light against the top bulb guys, would it make sense to dial soft and dump? I figure this may even the playing field a bit especially when running a 7.00-8.00 dragster.
a very good friend of mine (a talented racer with a pair of Track Championships to his name) attended Scotty Richardson's class 3 weeks ago, and after discussing various strategies with Richardson, decided he'd try lifting at the MPH-cone (66' before the finish-line) and riding the binders on his time-shots (slowing his ET from 9.90 to 9.93), and dial-in accordingly at a 3 day foot-brake race, held the weekend of 7-9 October:



campaigning in a sorted-out, alcohol-burning 468 BBC '67Camaro that runs 135+, he won 8 rounds and the money on Friday the 7th by using this method



took Saturday off for a prior engagement (a friend's wedding), then won 9 more rounds, and the money again on Sunday the 9th.



I spoke with him last week, congratulating him on the weekend, and asked how the technique of 'holding .03' worked (as-if 17 round wins in-a-row & $2600 in his bank-account didn't already answer that question):
he said he used it in every round, except when he ran a much-quicker & faster door-car (8-teens at 165+ MPH)

when pressed, he admitted "I just couldn't risk dumping against him, and letting him blow-by me, so I dialed-hard, with the intention of running it out the back-door, just like we did when we were starting-out"
(11 years my junior, he & I agreed to giving each-other unlimited access to our weather data, note-taking, and log-books when he & his wife began racing 22 years ago)
when his faster opponent had a poor RT, then spun, he was able to lift early with room to spare

He said that Richardson's school was very helpful, but that Scotty even said in-class 'if you don't cut a light, and have a reasonably-consistent car, these various strategies of sand-bagging, holding a few hundredths, or dumping at certain places on the track, won't help much'
I believe my friend said that he had one RT of .04x, and nothing-else worse than .02x for the entire weekend

armed with this knowledge & confidence, he says he may compete next season in Super Pro, against those 8 & 7-second dragsters with his foot-brake Camaro

I know Bob wouldn't lie to me, and I can't argue with his results!

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Old 10-19-2011, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 99ZX9R View Post
Would your strategy change if you were running a much faster opponent with a delay box??

I ask because a few of us run gamblers, footbraking against the Super Pro guys. Since we have a slim chance of cutting a better light against the top bulb guys, would it make sense to dial soft and dump? I figure this may even the playing field a bit especially when running a 7.00-8.00 dragster.
Bud can do this but not me. I would set the car up for a .00x light (my normal hit is for a safe .020) and dial so i can run it out with a .004 or less. A box car will have an easier time on the tree and running alcohol will make the car more consistant. A difference of that much mph will make your competetor not drive the stripe so dumping won't do much. I can't judge the finish either (with that much mph difference) so holding and driving the stripe isn't a good option. The dragster may add some to the box and dial 1-2 hard so they won't give the run away so you may have a window. If you think your going to run XX.XX8 or 9 add a gallon of fuel and dial up one.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:14 PM
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been reading all the posts, makes me feel mutch better about my racing. i just started 1/8 bracket this year after 47 years of not racing. its a blast, i was hooked after my first run and been loving it ever since. i had never raced with lights of any kind before, so my friend help my on the staging and told me to leave on the last yellow. all went well and when i got back to the pits my friends were clapping ther hands. i thouht that was because i made it back to the pits without getting lost. they said that on my first ever light i cut a .002. havent done that since,a 004 at best.racing is over for this year but cant wait till next year. my car is a 91 vette with a 30 over 406. my best time is 8.00 at 88mph. iam 70 by race time next year and just getting starter. what a blast
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http://drr.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/t...2/m/2677073816

racers discuss the most-prefered dial for E.T. racing
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Glensgages View Post
http://drr.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/t...2/m/2677073816

racers discuss the most-prefered dial for E.T. racing
Good stuff as usual on DRR.

I agree with Fuzzy and the benefit of leaving second due to the occasional red light. In addition, at this stage, I prefer chasing and find it to be much easier to judge the stripe (unless there's a 5 second cross). Of course a 'slower' car has its advantages...maintenance, hook, cost.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:31 PM
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Wear em out on the tree is my approach.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:21 PM
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Who else is hitting the practice tree this offseason?

I just hit 5000 "passes" on my cell phone practice tree! I'm using my Biondo Final Round too, but it doesn't count passes.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by 99ZX9R View Post
Who else is hitting the practice tree this offseason?

I just hit 5000 "passes" on my cell phone practice tree! I'm using my Biondo Final Round too, but it doesn't count passes.
I'm just staring at my practice tree doing nothing. Working on when someone quick trees me.

I'm actually in BlueBerry practicing 1-3 shifts in the event of a wheel stand frightning me.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:31 PM
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I'm just staring at my practice tree doing nothing. Working on when someone quick trees me.

I'm actually in BlueBerry practicing 1-3 shifts in the event of a wheel stand frightning me.
Haha...I'm right there with you. This new motor going in my mustang should make things 'interesting' at the launch. And wheelie bars aren't in the budget
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:51 AM
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Racing I took the win last mth but the motor was new and no one knew what it would run and I'm very excited about it .
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http://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/sh...4#post29440554

some good discussion going-on, not the usual d!ck-swinging you often see on the bullet
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Glensgages View Post
http://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/sh...4#post29440554

some good discussion going-on, not the usual d!ck-swinging you often see on the bullet
Good stuff for sure in there Glen.
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:11 PM
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a lot of really good sound in-depth advise.....and all these years I thought we were racing just to have fun
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..... and all these years I thought we were racing just to have fun

another Nollism ~ "winning is fun... let's go have fun"
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:55 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeWOtiYrAas#t=1515

^ got this link sent to me & wanted to share it here
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Great article on bracket racing...

http://www.thisisbracketracing.com/g...s=5F5409030A02
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