are great cars to take to the weekend drags. This 2001 convertible and 1996 Corvette just got the green light to start a heads-up race. When both vehicles are fully staged, the starter activates the Tree, and both drivers focus on the three large amber lights on his or her side of the Tree. 58 PM #6 Thanks! The instant the stage light comes on you stop and hold your car there. As with all aspects of racing there are a basic set rules that, if followed, will keep you from looking like a chump.
This brings the liquid nitrous oxide towards the motor, ensuring a correct mixture of nitrous oxide and fuel when the system is activated. For veteran racers, a dial-in is serious business, based on years of experience and countless runs. I've seen people nearly get into fights over this one. Even if you cut a perfect light (See Tech tips #2) if you can't run close to your dial in you are going to lose! .
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So there you have it, probably more than you ever wanted to know about drag racing. Top speed is also recorded, but does not determine a winner in a bracket race. 660-Foot Timer, measures elapsed time at the halfway point of a quarter-mile track. Upon leaving the staging beams, each vehicle activates an elapsed-time clock, which is stopped when that vehicle reaches the finish line. This may be based on rule differences between the cars in Stock, Super Stock, and Modified classes, or on a competitors chosen dial-in in bracket racing. The Christmas tree on the right is showing green lights to these two Corvettes as they start their race. As we have said before, drag races are conducted in heats over a distance of 1/4 or 1/8 mile. Second, street classes have no tech requirement (mostly ihra tracks so you simply head for the pit area.
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