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Old 06-28-2009, 10:46 PM
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Default Bracket raced again

Did the Monthly show for and I did the car show and then after judging was over went and did tech inspection and then got in line in my class to race.

First race I got a by pass because we had uneven cars and I didn't get a practice run in to see what I wanted to dial my time in at.

My second race I beat a neon

third race I can't tell what the car was but he was dialed in good that night so we race heads up and my dial in time was 16.2

I ran a 16.3 and his dial in time was .12 of a difference and mine was .14 of a difference so my good well deserving competitior got the win.

can't get closer than that .02 of a difference

Its great to bracket race because its not about the fastest car but the smarter driver.

I have came along ways since my first days at drag racing

my reaction times were like .3 and I am good on my starts

The 16 times are due to racing in 100 plus degree weather

alot of fun won $50 for second again

winner takes all next month for $250 I am going to get to the track early and practice and hopefully get the win.
Old 06-28-2009, 10:48 PM
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awesome job patrick!!
Old 06-28-2009, 10:53 PM
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good luck mavrick, 16's are decent but like you said, it is not against the car but the smarter driver, i don't know alot but i know bracket racing is pretty cool, my buddy had a 74 nova and it did a 12.41 quarter mile and i bought it from him and it was never the same car once i had it, you have to know alot about timing and tires etc, and you have to be able to dump money into it!! great post, goodluck next time!!!
Old 06-29-2009, 12:16 AM
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Thanks ssgirl

lol about pouring money in, yea not gonna do that too much to my engine, I have learned a tune will be nice and then a v8 swap when my car really needs it, Thats the cool thing about bracket racing, I don't have to worry about making my car faster by putting more money into it when I Can just learn my car even better, I know how she handles in the cool weather and now I have learned how the high heat affects my car, Thats the cool thing since I have made it to the finals twice I know I keep gettin a little better, thanks for the good luck next month I do need it and hope for the win
Old 06-29-2009, 06:10 AM
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Hi `Patrick,
You sure are having fun with your Monte Carlo 4- Sure.
Wish we lived closer to be able to see you Race : )
AZSRA is a great Site & Organization.
Keep us update, and make a vid/pic's : )
Wish U more fun & Good Luck
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