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Old 10-24-02, 12:51 AM
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Can someone explain bracket drag racing to me?

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I just took the GTUs out and bracket raced it. The same thing happened like last time. I would dial in a time and get a better over/under time than my opponent...yet I would lose because of reaction time. What gives? There's something on the bottom of the time slip that says "M.O.V." or "M.O.U."

I don't get it, here's some stats on the race that I "lost":


For me:

Dial in: 16.00

Reaction: .724

ET: 16.092

Over/Under: .092

My opponent:

Dial in: 14.20

Reaction: .519

ET: 14.315

Over/Under: .115
M.O.V.: .182

So WTF? My Over/Under is .092 and his in .115. I have less time, I am closer to my dial in. Yet...I lose. This makes me hate drag racing even MORE. *grin*

Someone please explain! Thanks!

KS
1989 GTUs "Yeah yeah, 16.00 is slow. Bite me!"
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You were sleeping at the light

Reaction time also counts.. So he left the lights .019 seconds late, combined with being .115 slower than his dial in for a grand total of .134 seconds later than absolutely perfect..

You left the lights .224 seconds late, plus being .092 slower than your the dial in, meaning you were .316 seconds later than absolutely perfect..

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R/T counts against Dial In in bracket racing. Thats the real racing part of it. Cutting a good light and having a consistant (ie AUTOMATIC) car.

His R/T only adds .019 (given a .500 sportsman tree) to his E/T. The difference in his ET and dial In (.115) plus his r/t = .134.
Your's adds .224 to you E/T. So your .092 over + .224 = .358...

Make sense?? Lowest number wins. Think of your Dial In and Total Time, not E/T. Or E/T + R/T...
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Damn! beat me by 1 minute.
And yes i can't add right now. been doing physics all night. brain fried-
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Yo,


Well his reaction time of .519 is freakin' /outstanding/. The best I did all night was .560.

And I wasn't sleeping! I was just resting my eyes. *grin*

Thanks for all the info! I still think it sucks. Oh well.

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Take off on the 3rd yellow. If you see the green then go, you are too slow.

i am sure you hear this all the time... but practice makes it better
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Yo,


Yeah, here is a list of my reaction times:

.780
.362 (Red light)
.746
.560
.654
.591
.724
.754

I'm consistent. Consistently /bad/!! *chuckle* Oh well, if I gave a crap about drag racing...I guess I'd go more often and practice.

KS
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damn!!

I never knew that.
now i DO.....

that never cause me to lose though...I always go faster than i plan!
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I haven't been involved in bracket racing in a while but my memory of how things worked are: you set your "dial in time" this is the time your car is suppose to run consistently, then the tree is staggered to let the slower dial in car start first(theoreticly both cars should finish tied if everyone runs there dial in time) and the car crossing the finish line first without "breaking out"(running faster than dial in time) wins, run faster than the dial in time and you lose. so you may run a faster time than your competitor but if he crosses the line first he wins. things may have changed and the strip may not be able to stagger the start lights, but this is how I remember the rules from my high school days.
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