BRACKET RACING OVERVIEW
This is the grassroots of the sport. Considered a “run what ya brung” class, bracket racing is still a drag race contest of straight-line acceleration between two vehicles from a standing start over a specified distance, usually a quarter-mile or an eighth-mile. Racers line up in front of an electronic countdown starting device affectionately nicknamed a Christmas Tree.
Bracket racers are handicapped based on their own anticipated elapsed time – how long they think it will take them to reach the finish line, known as the Dial In time. In a side-by-side race, the slower car will leave the starting line first.
When the cars leave the starting line, electronic timers record the driver’s reaction time and how much time it takes to reach the finish line. Top speed is also recorded but does not determine a winner in a bracket race.
The first racer to reach the finish line without going faster than their Dial In, is declared the winner. Bracket racing allows virtually any vehicle to compete in a drag race, from full race cars to diesel pickups to family grocery getters. If you can cut a good light and are a consistent driver, you can be a bracket-racing champion – regardless of the speed of your vehicle or the size of your bank account.
Many current professionals and semi-professional drag racers got their start and honed their skills bracket racing at their local track.
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HOUDINI’S BADAZZ RACE.
Here are rules to qualify too
1 Stock Appearing body
2 Steel roof and quarters…
4. Working headlites and tail lites
5. Stock appearing dash
6. Any tire
7. Glass windshield and rear window except Tks with bars thur
8 Stock rockers inner and outer.
9. No All out gutted Race Cars
10. Will qualify outta Test and Tune.
11. Will be 1/4 mile
12. 500 Pro tree
13 Must be Team Beaver Member
14. Pairings 1-5 2-6. 3-7. 4-8.
15 Can not dial slower than low qualifier
This is a Free Race for the Top Qualifiers and is sponsored by
BOWERSOX AUTO BODY
BUD GODEK AUTO BODY
EASTERN AUTO REPAIR
Racemaster for event is David Snook
Gonna be a Great Race
Pay outs $250.00 Win $150.00 R/u $50.00 semis