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Old 11-08-2018, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default With respect to Steve Taylor, racing for package

In the worse redlight post mention is made of "racing for package" Thus, a separate discussion.

Around 1998 Steve Taylor began promoting the worse red light rule. About 18 years later, the ideal came into reality.

He called the idea "Drag 2000" and explained to me the idea came to him while watching a big money bracket race and seeing a number of racers advance to the next round because the slower car was red.

In addition, part of his drag 2000 idea was to race for "package" His concept was the amount from perfect [either positive or negetive] would be your package number.

Example,

*racer #1 has a reaction of .020 and is .007 over dial. He has a .027 package
*racer #2 has a reaction of .498 and is .010 over dial. Racer #2 is the winner with a smaller .012 package
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: With respect to Steve Taylor, racing for package

Makes no sense. What if it was a heads up run?
If both lights were green you are racing for the package.
Your saying if both go red race for the package not who relighted worse?

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Old 11-09-2018, 06:33 AM   #3
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Default Re: With respect to Steve Taylor, racing for package

Example,

*racer #1 has a reaction of .020 and is .007 over dial. He has a .027 package
*racer #2 has a reaction of .498 and is .010 over dial. Racer #2 is the winner with a smaller .012

Is that -.002 red?

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Old 11-09-2018, 07:53 AM   #4
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Default Re: With respect to Steve Taylor, racing for package

"In addition, part of his drag 2000 idea was to race for "package" His concept was the amount from perfect [either positive or negetive] would be your package number."

I'd say yes. either side of .500 counts and is added as reaction time.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:26 AM   #5
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Yawn.........
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:27 AM   #6
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Default Re: With respect to Steve Taylor, racing for package

Yes, the math is based on .500 so any numbers other than .500 totals your package. the numbers each side of .500 are added together.

A time slip with .490 red reaction and .010 over dial is a package of .020

A time slip with a .510 reaction and .010 over is a package of .020

[the win would be carried out to four or more decimal places]

Some years before his death Steve stayed three days at my shop and slept in my motorhome. During those three days, we talked constantly about drag racing and his thoughts and ideas. He was an interesting guy, sharp, and a good racer. He even did a powerglide build under my supervision

Steve was friends with the Accutime guy and was making a tour of the South, stopping at several tracks along the way.

Steve and I connected because his Drag 2000 idea was printed in the Texas Raceway at Kennedale race newspaper.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:51 AM   #7
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:54 AM   #8
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:35 AM   #9
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Default Re: With respect to Steve Taylor, racing for package

Makes no sense at all. The guy that redligts is declares the winner. That's Baloney.
I've never won anything going red, and I've tried it many times, LOL.

And to help us understand the comparison the lights should be listed as 520 and 498.
Or -002 and 020

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Old 11-09-2018, 01:29 PM   #10
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So, it would basically be making time runs all day since it wouldn't matter who actually crossed the stripe first?
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