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That's right folks!! Here is the next event! ANY LX is welcome!! Just because you missed previous events doesn't mean you have to miss this one! These events are a TON of fun!

SSsssssssoooooooo.....come on folks!! Lets get this one fired-up and ready to roll!!

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 3:30, then head north to meet at that Publix on PGA Blvd (just west of the Turnpike)at 4:30, put a couple gallons of "go-go juice" in the tank, and then get to Moroso at 5??
This will give us enough time to cool the engines a little bit, and make our runs!

Here's the list....

1) Monty1269
2) AJ_Gil
3) 1FAST4DR
4) SRT8U
5) rtr0id
6) MikeStone1958
7) sixsicksheep
8) ko4000
9) 1fastLXRYcar
10) Crazy8
11) daILLestwun
12) BilletTechnology
 

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"bumped" for the weekend!!!! Lemme know who else is going!!
 

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List updated!!
 

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hi flow cats...
Diablo tuning....
drag radials....
nitrous....
turbo.....?

mod after mod being tested...REAL WORLD TESTING at it's best..... See the mods being tested...

Let's go folks! Who else is gonna join the fun!!

Remember tho... in 'bracket racing' all these mods dont mean poo unless you are consistant!!
 

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BUMP!! This will be lots of fun!
 

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thanks for the bump ko......
 

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Let's go RACING!!!!!! Who else is joinin' the party!?!?
 

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you betcha!!!!!
 

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rockin' and rollin bruddas!!! I hope to be bringin' the Diablo with me.... :pray:
 

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Good to see all the LX brothers and sisters. Sorry we got rained out. See you all in 2 weeks!
 

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Nice meeting you! Sorry we couldnt spend more time hanging out..darn S Fla weather
 

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Tonight was called a rainout before the start of the second qualifying run. Therefore, please keep your tickets and they will be good for the next Challenge race. Thanks to all that came out on such bad weather and hanging with us. 10 points will be awarded to all those that participated.

Louis
 

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SWEET!! Hey...Got a question about those "tix"... There was some discussion/question regarding the entry to the Oct 6th event... Can you shed some light on that for us?? Will the "rain-out tix" get us in for the day?
 
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