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Old 11-08-2018, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default TruSTART GAINS MOMENTUM WITH ACCUTIME

Below is a press release about TruSTART and how its growing in the bracket racing community. Is this the future for NHRA also, what do you think.


TruSTART GAINS MOMENTUM WITH ACCUTIME

TruSTART, the Worst Red, was introduced to big buck bracket racing by Bob Brockmeyer of Compulink, Peter Biondo, Kyle Seipel, and Jeff Foster at the 2016 Spring Fling Million Vegas event. For handicap drag racing, the system awards the lesser of two red-lights the win rather than the first red-light. With the response overwhelmingly positive, over 50 tracks around the country utilizing the Compulink timing system already jumped on board with this new feature, as well as it being utilized by many of the NHRA Summit ET Finals in the past three years.

For the past few months, Rusty Crawford from Accutime Timing Systems and Bob Brockmeyer have been talking about the possibility of Accutime utilizing the feature in their timing systems. “From the start, Peter Biondo, Kyle Seipel and myself have believed that TruSTART is great for the sport of handicapped drag racing,” stated Brockmeyer. “To continue our vision, it made sense to team up with Accutime, licensing it for use on their systems so that it becomes more the nationwide standard.”

“I’ve always enjoyed being the faster car and I still do.” said Biondo, winner of a number of big races in his career. “You can see the finish line play out better and that will never change. I just never understood why there should also be that disadvantage on the tree if the slower car went red and lost to the faster car with a worst red-light. I was happy to hear that Rusty and Accutime shared in this vision.*This is a huge step in making it a nationwide timing system staple.”

Compulink and Accutime combine to supply timing systems to over 80-percent of the country’s drag strips and both are accomplished racers themselves. Brockmeyer dominated the Super Pro classes at Bandimere Speedway in Colorado in the early 80’s while Crawford also won many high dollar bracket races himself before he started Accutime Timing Systems.

Crawford is a big believer in this Worst Red technology.*“I never liked the fact that the slower car always had more pressure*when shooting*for a good reaction time, yet at the same time*had to*keep it green or the race would be over regardless if the quicker car went red worse,” he said. “It’s been long overdue and I look forward to offering it*within my Accutime operating system*to all of my race tracks.”

With the news of Accutime acquiring this feature, TruSTART/Worst Red is bound to more easily spread nationwide. TruSTART has been well received by racers and tracks that utilize it.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:07 AM   #2
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I got to admit I didn't care much at first but it's growing on me. I don't like change much but when you think about it I would say it makes sense. In a double breakout situation we don't penalize the first breakout, which is the first car to the stripe but rather it's the worst breakout that loses.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:09 AM   #3
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It's just another advancement in electronics. Some people will complain at first but then everyone will accept it as being normal and wait for something else to come along.

Personally I liked the flag man and street tires in the fifties.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:15 AM   #4
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Stupid is as Stupid Does.... That's what Momma always said!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:32 AM   #5
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Bring it...faster cars still hold the advantage (unless you’re Jody of course) and just reinforces the standard “first or worse” rule. Watching the D3TV Vegas race it was kinda neat seeing Ellam mowing down the field with a W/SA Pinto Wagon and my brain was screaming “just don’t redlight first!”...course the Sorensen’s have ruined many a parade..LOL
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:36 AM   #6
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i like it. i agree with the breakout comment. this is the way it should be done worst red light should lose
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:50 AM   #7
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I got to admit I didn't care much at first but it's growing on me. I don't like change much but when you think about it I would say it makes sense. In a double breakout situation we don't penalize the first breakout, which is the first car to the stripe but rather it's the worst breakout that loses.
I had the same initial response but became an advocate for it after having thought it through. I look at it as a technological advancement that should be utilized -IF- it creates a more level playing field, and I believe it does just that ... reduces the number of challenges associated with running a slower package by 1.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:26 AM   #8
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They should change the wording of their statement, removing the reference to "nationwide", and have it say, "international".
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:37 AM   #9
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As a racer that is the first to leave 85 % of the time, I love the idea

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Old 11-08-2018, 12:06 PM   #10
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It drives spectators crazy with the first cars light going green then red when the second car gets the go signal. No issues with it as a racer. Bremerton had it going all of last year.
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