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jsracingbbf
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From: Batesville,MS. , U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 03-31-2003 01:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
our granny's would be drivin. I just got back from a 3 day $30,000 ( 10 grand each day ) Bracket race in Memphis. Entry fee was $350.00 for all three days. Buy bakc was a clean crisp Ben Franklin
No I didn't race, my car isn't quite ready yet, ( soon ) I was pitting for a friend of mine that has a RED. His son has a door car. Mopar with a SBC in it.
Now for the tough part. Today his son went out 3rd round, not bad considering. He had to cross over for a slower car. ( rare ) His numbers that last round were, .509 on the tree and ran a 6.125 on a 6.11 dial. He normally knocks down .505's consistently. The winner had a .505 light and ran dead on with a 3. WOW! These folk's packages keep gettin smaller and smaller. It's gettin where most of the time if someone doesn't red light it's hard to tell who won?? I mean at these big races. They only give two time trials MAYBE. These days don't even show up at these races if your crap ain't dead on EVERY round. No rain checks or breakage money refunds. Almost takes the fun out of it. Car count was HUGE! 75-80% were dragsters.
We still had a MAJOR good time though!

Question? do any of you guys like crossing over? or do you prefer to run your side of the tree?

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Jerry
69 Mustang Pro ET Drag
70 Mustang retired former footbrake car
Jerry: (speaking to Jeff) " you gonna take your doors off first round time trials?"
Jeff: (chevy guy, friend) No stupid why would I wanna do that?
Jerry: thought you might want to save them since I'm gonna blow them off anyway ( shrug walk off)

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kid vishus
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From: middle of NC
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posted 03-31-2003 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nope, I don't like crossing over. I have to take .010 out of the box, and I have a hard time convincing myself to do that all the time. I actually keep thinking about putting a smaller motor together for the car to slow it down so I don't have to cross over as much. That, and the fact if the car was a touch slower it should be a little more consistent. It is tough out there.

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68F100
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From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
Registered: Oct 99

posted 04-04-2003 12:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What's the deal with crossing over? If the track was good on both sides of the tree, would it still matter to you? Or is it just superstition? Remember, I haven't raced yet

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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
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posted 04-04-2003 12:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pardon my newbieness, but what does the term "crossing over" mean?

I understood most of Jerry's thread except that. KV, you sound like a perfectionist dude!! Those guys that Jerry is talking about sound like perfectionist too .

Erik

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1966 Ford Mustang 2+2
Mine - Restomod in Progress

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
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65_289
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posted 04-04-2003 12:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rockafellz:
Pardon my newbieness, but what does the term "crossing over" mean?

I understood most of Jerry's thread except that. KV, you sound like a perfectionist dude!! Those guys that Jerry is talking about sound like perfectionist too .

Erik


With a delay box, you can set how long between the time you release the button & when the car actually moves.

Say you dial a 10.00 and the other guy dials an 11.00. He will leave 1.00 seconds before you. So put 1.00 or so in the box, and let go of the button on HIS tree, not yours. Clear as mud?

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jsracingbbf
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From: Batesville,MS. , U.S.A.
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posted 04-04-2003 01:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With today's delay boxes it's even easier than that. A few years back you would need to do some math to figure out what to put in the box to leave off his tree. Basiclly subract your time from his then add that to what was in your box already. These days you just enter your dial in and his dial in then select which side of the tree you want to leave off of. Most boxes also have a bump down feature so you can hit the tree twice IF you think you were late.

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Jerry
69 Mustang Pro ET Drag
70 Mustang retired former footbrake car
Jerry: (speaking to Jeff) " you gonna take your doors off first round time trials?"
Jeff: (chevy guy, friend) No stupid why would I wanna do that?
Jerry: thought you might want to save them since I'm gonna blow them off anyway ( shrug walk off)

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