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South Florida - Drag Racing - Moroso - October 6th!! GATES OPEN AT 8:30AM


:ROCK: DOUBLE HEADER!!!!!!!! :ROCK:


That's right folks!! Here is the October event!!! This is THE double header!! A full-day of racing!! Get knocked out in the first bracket..no biggie...hang out and watch / learn while the others conitnue on...and THEN use that knowledge for the NEXT bracket races!!! Certainly the second set of races is gonna be VERY competitive!

Remember folks...You DO NOT have to be fast. You have to be consistant! Meaning, a tricycle can BEAT an SRT8!!

Someone asked: "What is bracket racing?" Here is an explaination provided by some friendly folks:

ET Racing, or Bracket Racing as it is commonly called, is the "grass roots" level of drag racing. It was started as an alternative to the high-dollar class racing of the 60's and 70's, even into today. Bracket racing allows almost anyone to race, on a fairly even playing field. This variety of the sport places much more emphasis on the driver than the car itself. It has now become the most competitive form of drag racing in the world, with the largest number of competitors. In the last couple years, Junior Dragster classes have become all the rage: 1/2 scale dragsters powered by 5 horsepower Briggs & Stratton motors for kids up to 15 years old.

All right, here's the real basic principles of bracket racing. At a race, you are given several time trials, which are used just as practice, and to see what times your car runs. In eliminations, which are single elimination tournament style, it's you against one other racer. You select a time that you think your car will run. That's called your dial-in. When two cars compete, they subtract the dial-ins, and the slower car gets that much of a head start. The theory is that if both drivers get identical reaction times, and both run what they predicted, they will meet right at the finish line... a tie. In practicality, this never happens. Reaction times will differ, and the car may run quicker or slower than predicted.

Reaction times are a huge part of winning (or losing!) races. They are also perhaps the most difficult part of drag racing, although it seems deceptively simple.

Now you say, "Why don't I just dial-in at 18 seconds, and I'll get a big head start and win?" There's the trick. If you run quicker than your dial, you lose! This is called a breakout. Basically, this means that you want to guess exactly what the car will run. If you guess far quicker than what the car can run, you won't be able to run fast enough, and your opponent can easily beat you to the finish. If you guess far slower, a practice called sandbagging, it is very likely that you will break out and lose.

There are many complex situations that arise from these handicapping rules. What happens if both cars break out? In this case, the car that runs out the least wins. How can someone win if they didn't cross the finish line first? If the other car breaks out more than you do, or he runs out and you don't, you win, no matter how much he beat you to the line by. Because of the possibility of breaking out, there are actually many instances where you will hit the brakes to win!





There's what Moroso looks like!!

Okay folks... We are gonna do the same thing we did last time...Meet up at Pompano Beach service plaza(Turnpike) at 7:30am, then head north to meet at that Publix on PGA Blvd (just west of the Turnpike)at 8:15, put a couple gallons of "go-go juice" in the tank, and then get to Moroso at 8:30??
This will give us enough time to cool the engines a little bit, and make our runs!
 

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Gotcha Down!!
 

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Yes, I'll be in town for this one!
 

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Big Bump!!!
 

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Less than TWO WEEKS AWAY!!!
 

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yeah...what's the scoop??
 

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Can't wait.:D
 

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Hey I've never been to Moroso and I've been staying here for 2 years, i know sad, but so far Pinks has been keeping my speed tooth satisfied until recently, when i finally got fed up of the humiliation and frustration i recieved living in the slow lane in my 4 ton v6 so i had to upgrade. decided to go with the 5.7 instead of the srt8 inorder to keep that sleeper look to sneak up on a few folks hehe debadged and all, I'm so bad. By next year i should have the stage 3 cam,head and header package tied in with the predator. After this i might be at the strip, but Im a street racer at heart but i live in the worst place for that ****, i cant wait to hit up the country side around krome ave thru all the farms reving like a coked out maniac. Soon as i got an exhaust and intake i pulled that 11fuse and spent like 2 hours there with five buds (one had a stroked mustang gt 2002, my other bud mike had a 300c stock) i was pulling on them all day especially the 300c but the mustang got me a few times but wait until the upgrades thats all i got to say....
 
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