October 13, 2005OK, here is the basic fundamentals of drag racing:
You have two vehicles that pull even to a line. There is a light tree in between you both with two rows of stage lights then 3 yellow lights going down the tree to one green light on each side. Left light for left lane and vise versa. There is also a red light for each lane indicating the jump of a start and the disqualification of the driver. When staging, slowly pull up to the line and when the second row of lights come on, stop. You are now staged and ready to race. The yellow lights will slowly turn on starting from the top and working their way down. You want to mash on the throttle a split second before the green light comes on. Your E.T. time is the time it takes for you to come off the line when the light turns green. In bracket racing, you race against the time of the other driver. Meaning that if your time is a second faster than the other driver, he gets a one second head start and the only way to beat him is to get a good ET and traction off the line. Getting heat in the tires before each run is the best way to knock someone down. Beware though, I have raced cars and the sensors on the end of the track are right ground level. You have to beat the car a little better cause their front airdam can trip it before your wheels. Its alot of fun and I could teach you better at a track. Let me know if you need more info!