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 Post Posted: November 24th, 2012, 9:01 am 
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This is for any non Outlaw event that members are attending during 2013 that they want to recommend to others....


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 Post Posted: November 27th, 2012, 5:04 pm 
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I received this below from James, it may be of interest to those of you who enjoy a bit of 'go slow' racing....

Santa Pod Presents the ‘Run What You Brung’ Dial-In Day

So you’ve been to Santa Pod and watched these “ET” classes racing at Drag Racing events, Sportsman ET, Pro ET, Super Pro ET, but what’s it all about? Perhaps you’ve done your ‘Run What You Brung’, or ‘RWYB’ days and are now looking for the next affordable step to go racing without going to a full-on heads-up class? On Saturday 23rd March, Santa Pod Raceway has the event for you. You can come along to learn about bracket racing with the chance to give it a go yourself. It doesn’t matter what you drive or how fast it is, you can come along, have a go and still be competitive, that’s the beauty of dial in racing!
Bracket Racing is oft-misunderstood concept within the sport of Drag Racing which is why Santa Pod Raceway have launched a beginners dial-in day. Members of the public can come along, learn and understand the concept of bracket racing and have a go with full qualifying and eliminations under RWYB rules.

Bracket Racing is a form of Drag Racing that allows for a handicap between the predicted elapsed time of the two cars over the quarter mile. Bracket racing places emphasis on the consistency of the driver and car rather than on raw speed, which in turn makes victory much less dependent on large infusions of money, and more dependent on mechanical and driving skill, such as reaction times, shifting abilities, and ability to control the car.

In each qualifying session you predict the time your car will run, the dial-in time. So, for example racer 'A' dials 15sec and racer 'B' dials 13sec. If racer 'A' runs 15.1 and racer 'B' runs 13.2 then racer 'A' qualifies higher because he/she was closer to their dial-in. After the qualifying comes the eliminations. You are pitted against a car that is possibly faster than you, so your opponents dial-in time is subtracted from your dial-in time giving you a head start by that amount. If your dial-in is on the button, as is your opponent’s, then you should both cross the finish line at the same time. However, your reaction time is also taken into account so crossing the line at exactly the same time is improbable.

The day will consist of a tutorial (in the confines of the VIP suite no less) which will offer a full beginners guide to bracket racing including handy hints and tips on how to get your quarter mile time right on your dial in and most importantly of all, beat your competitor.
This will be followed by qualifying; this is your chance to begin putting what you’ve learnt into practice.

Once qualifying is completed, an elimination ladder will be set and this is the time for you to experience the thrill of some serious racing. The winner proceeds to the next round and the loser is eliminated, it’s as simple as that. There will be a trophy up for grabs for the overall winner and runner up along with some Santa Pod goodies.

The usual RWYB safety rules and regs apply in terms of helmets and arm restraints if you’re in an open top car or will be travelling faster than 110mph at the finish line. Pre-entry is advisable and the standard RWYB fee’s apply (£10 per person for admission and £25 per person sign on). This day is open to cars only and the competition will be ran as if it were Sportsman ET, the entry level bracket class. You never know, you might catch the bug and end up moving into the National Drag Racing ranks for the rest of the year!

Please see www.rwyb.com for further details and to enter - or call the Santa Pod team on 01234 782828.


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