Yeah buddyyyyy. How u gunna cool down that big ass vacuum under the hood lol.
I guess you missed it before at one of the events a year or two ago, Carmelo hot lapped 9.5's or something like 8 minutes apart lol. Where's those time slips @svtmadness
? Post 'em up again.
Well maybe I will run it then.. Thanks for encouragement. lol. I don't know a whole lot about how bracket racing works. I guess Ill have to do some reading up on it so I have a better idea of whats going on.
Bracket racing NMRA, you get a few qualifying runs, and that sets your dial-in. Your dial-in is 1 tenth quicker than your best qualifying run. So if you go 11.5, 11.4, 11.6 in qualifying, your dial-in gets set at 11.3 since it's 1 tenth quicker than your 11.4 pass. Then for eliminations, you need to run as close to 11.30 as possible, without going faster than 11.30 or you break out. So you can be in the lanes next to an 8 second truck, and if he runs 8.90 on an 8.60 dial (3 tenths slower) but you run a 11.40 on an 11.30 dial (1 tenth slower) then you'd win.
Now R/T comes into play too, and it's a pro-tree, so you can win on a hole shot since they delay your starts, so you'd reach the finish line at the same time if you both ran your exact dial-in. So say you're 11.50 dial and he's 9.50 dial, your tree would go green 2.00 seconds before his, so on 2 perfect passes you'd both cross the stripe at the same time. Now say you run a perfect 11.50 (exact on your dial) and he runs a 9.60 (0.10 off his dial), but your reaction time was 0.5 and his was a perfect 0.000 light, well he won because he crossed the stripe first, even though you were closer to your dial. R/T comes into play with bracket racing. BUT, what time your truck runs doesn't as much, because you're racing yourself in that aspect trying to be consistent.
Now there's a ton more skill when it comes to knowing your trucks consistency, knowing your r/t, adjusting weight, sand bagging enough that you leave enough on the table to offset a crappy launch but still not break out, etc. etc. But it is fun to just go out there and get your feet wet, and you can compete against faster trucks, that's why they have bracket classes.
Or run true street, it's a no-brainer type of fun. 30 mile cruise, 3 passes, R/T doesn't matter, you're just racing for a 3 pass average and that's your entry. CLosest average to each x.000 marker wins each x.000 class.