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Old 05-02-2019, 04:40 PM
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Top three worst ways to lose a race:
  1. Crash
  2. Have something break
  3. Redlight against your opponent's ABSOLUTELY crappy non-redlight

Number 3 is what happened to me in the first round of elims last night. Adding insult to injury is the fact I ran .008 off my dialin.

I was lined up against a BMW M4 and after seeing he cut a .183 light in the last practice round, I (somewhat stupidly) figured that all I needed to do was basically NOT redlight in order to win the race.

His tree started but when his green light came on he basically just sat there. I mistakenly looked over to see if he broke or if there was a timing equipment malfunction before finally realizing my lights had also started and eventually reacting just a hair too soon.

I later realized that I could have just sat there and waited for him to leave before leaving myself and still won the race.

Definitely a sucky way to lose.

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Old 05-03-2019, 06:41 AM
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I will add #4: Have an .000 light against your opponent's .104 and break out by a mile even after dumping to lose (see time silp on right attached)
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:57 AM
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Sigh....I have done both....lol...stuff happens...one time I raced a guy who was slower...he launched and then stopped...I left on time and figured he was broke and for some goofy reason I never lifted and broke out...he cruised through later for the win...not broke...I am sure the announcer had a lot of fun with me on that one...sheesh...
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I would rather lose than never get to race. Lots of folks either do not that the *****, the means, or any ability.

Once I lost to a 16 year old girl. Me in my Camaro and she had a late 70s Monte. I couldn't hear my freaking car running. It was brackets, of course, well I green lighted because I was so nerved up and she blew the tires off and ran slower than my dial in. She dialed in two seconds faster than I did.

She had a car, her mom had a car, and so did her dad. I was 19 and was all interested till I realized she was 16 and losing the race was going to be only the start of my losses as her dad was a very large fireman who I am sure would have had no issues shoving me in my trunk.
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:41 PM
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It a hard lesson to learn, we have all done it. Treat every run like a bye run, and do the same process on every run! You must run your own race! There is alway next week!
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