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Post your best reaction time

Discussion in 'Racing and Driving Techniques' started by mjfubar, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. mjfubar

    mjfubar Member

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    I got a .505 and i have the slip if u dont believe me
     
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    b16ahatch Senior Member

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    .546 was my best
     
  3. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    first and only time ive ever run 1/4 mile

    and i have the slip to prove it

    :ph34r:
     
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    got a few other .50x and then a lot of .5xx
     
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    That's funny E, I have a slip very similar to yours. I was watching this awesome looking Z28 I was supposed to be racing...and I forgot to hit the gas. :lol:
     
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    I've only had four runs down the strip. .571, .479, .693, and.......

    .502 :) It was straight up luck.
     
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    Has no one else been to a dragstrip? WTF?

    "Damn street racers." :)
     
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    .507...........dont ask how :blink:
     
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    the nearest track is too far away.
     
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    my best is a .501... immediately after i got a .497 which gave me a fat red light!

    B)

    BTW: i have the slip to prove it but im in the middle of moving so i'll post it later if you like
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    So I guess the point would be to get a .500?

    Why would anything below that give you a red flag? The human reaction shouldn't be anything less than .500?
     
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    someone correct me if im wrong here (my type of racing is set off with a flag not a light)

    but im pretty sure from the time the lights on the "tree" start to go its .500 till the green

    so basicly you are trying to time it just right so at the same moment the light turns green you are launching
     
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    I got a .501 at the hot rod nationals and put out a 7 second car in my 14 second mustang.;)

    That was back when I was bracket racing almost every weekend, though... Now I'm fortunate to get a .550-.600. :(
     
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    sorta got it.

    .500 seconds is the time between when the last yellow light goes out and the green light lights up. you would think it would be easier to get good reaction times BUT, you have to take into consideration your tire can be anywhere in a 6" "staged" box.

    for a pro tree there is only a .400s delay, and the lights dont go down the tree all 3 just light up at once and go out... no fun.


    staging is by far the most complicated part of a drag race.
     
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    first and only time at the track i got a .620
     
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    Competition tree - there are .5 seconds between the three yellows and the green.
    Pro tree - all yellows flash at the same time and there is .4 seconds till the green.

    I'm not sure why staging is the most difficult part. All you do is inch up slowly. The launch is by far the most difficult.
     
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    i ment as far as the timing aspect of drag racing ;)
     
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