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Old 12-20-2017, 08:15 AM   #71
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At last year's fest and having never drag raced a car ever, I appreciated the pro tree. It pretty much keeps the newbs from DQing their runs. I did manage to pull RT down from .6 to .2 in the 4 runs I did. Drop the loud peddle and dump the binders on yellow is all you have to remember for the pro tree. Staging is a bit trickier for those that want to have the motor well spun up before they launch however. If you're not trying to beat someone to the finish line, ie. testing ETs, the tree doesn't even really matter. Just wait for the green to show you the timing circuit is active and launch it whenever you're ready.

To be brutal, just to avoid the red lights, the pro tree is the best way to go. I still managed to jump the start on one of my runs trying to power brake launch. The starter was nice enough to allow me to reset and get the run in anyway.
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:34 AM   #72
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:51 AM   #73
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At last year's fest and having never drag raced a car ever, I appreciated the pro tree. It pretty much keeps the newbs from DQing their runs. I did manage to pull RT down from .6 to .2 in the 4 runs I did. Drop the loud peddle and dump the binders on yellow is all you have to remember for the pro tree. Staging is a bit trickier for those that want to have the motor well spun up before they launch however. If you're not trying to beat someone to the finish line, ie. testing ETs, the tree doesn't even really matter. Just wait for the green to show you the timing circuit is active and launch it whenever you're ready.

To be brutal, just to avoid the red lights, the pro tree is the best way to go. I still managed to jump the start on one of my runs trying to power brake launch. The starter was nice enough to allow me to reset and get the run in anyway.
^^^ this right here.

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Old 12-20-2017, 10:05 AM   #74
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Although..I completely FAILED with the Pro Tree last Fest...I want it again. It makes for a great race. Its a drivers race...Some epic battles of literal side by side action all the way down the dragstrip.
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:10 AM   #75
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:27 AM   #77
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:30 AM   #78
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Cutting it too close & ending up red-lighting is just part of drag racing. Watching that cadence of the lights on sportsman tree is so much a part of how I race it is just really hard to adjust. That is the way we run at the local track.
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:48 AM   #79
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Hard to adjust. Yeah. Ok.
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Old 12-20-2017, 01:09 PM   #81
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Hard to adjust. Yeah. Ok.
Yeah, reaction time sucked though. First person I saw after that final race said "You were asleep at the light". 2 X second place, proud of that, but still want to win one!

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Old 12-20-2017, 05:36 PM   #82
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I vote for a 1/4 mile sprint. When the light goes green, we get out of our cars and run down the strip.
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:44 PM   #83
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I vote for a 1/4 mile sprint. When the light goes green, we get out of our cars and run down the strip.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:58 PM   #84
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If anyone is new to the drag scene, there is a great sticky in Camaro5 Drag section 'Drag racing for newbies'.

Feel free to ask me any procedure questions in the lanes during TNT, in my pit(look for blue canopy/white trailer/silver 5G), or at the hotel night gatherings. Glad to help.
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