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Old 11-30-2017, 09:07 AM   #11
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#8 Poor track prep
Then you're just going to the wrong bracket races. Most big money bracket races offer outstanding prep.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:19 AM   #12
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I bracket race my Stocker periodically at my local track. It seems that more and more, they are leaning towards 1/8 racing, which is disappointing. It is very difficult to be competitive in a Stocker nowadays in the 1/8 mile when I'm foot braking and actually manually shifting my car, while my competitors are letting go of their trans-brake buttons and using air or electric shifters down track.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:21 AM   #13
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I believe Stock and Super Stock is bracket racing with rules. You can change your dial in every round. I don't think you should be able to change your dial in. When I raced Super Stock back in the early 70's you ran off of National Records and most National events you had to win class and pass tech to race on Sunday.
Ah, the good old days.
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:12 AM   #14
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I believe Stock and Super Stock is bracket racing with rules. You can change your dial in every round. I don't think you should be able to change your dial in. When I raced Super Stock back in the early 70's you ran off of National Records and most National events you had to win class and pass tech to race on Sunday.
The good old days! Mattered if you were fast. Not everybody could run the record.
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:35 PM   #15
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I bracket race my Stocker periodically at my local track. It seems that more and more, they are leaning towards 1/8 racing, which is disappointing. It is very difficult to be competitive in a Stocker nowadays in the 1/8 mile when I'm foot braking and actually manually shifting my car, while my competitors are letting go of their trans-brake buttons and using air or electric shifters down track.
Even in Super Stock, I've always footbraked my car (no 2 step), and shifted my 3 spd by hand (and did so for strategic reasons).
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:56 PM   #16
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I believe Stock and Super Stock is bracket racing with rules. You can change your dial in every round. I don't think you should be able to change your dial in. When I raced Super Stock back in the early 70's you ran off of National Records and most National events you had to win class and pass tech to race on Sunday.
Be interesting if your fastest run in qualifying was your 'assigned' dial and had to be used thru out eliminations, breakout rule still enforced.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:47 PM   #17
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#7 I just thought this time of year was down time for people back east to do maintenance and freshen up. Being out here we can run year round.
Actually here in eastern North Carolina some of the best bracket races take place this time of year. Starting in November thru February the 2 local tracks have about one big race a month each, they are well attended and the payouts are pretty decent.
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:20 AM   #18
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Be interesting if your fastest run in qualifying was your 'assigned' dial and had to be used thru out eliminations, breakout rule still enforced.
I agree that is the way it should be the way it is now you are just bracket racing.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:13 AM   #19
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#1 isn't a con. Generally Bracket Racing pays better for much less entry fee. Probably because the track doesn't have a 12 people making 500k a year.
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Old 12-02-2017, 04:36 PM   #20
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#1 isn't a con. Generally Bracket Racing pays better for much less entry fee. Probably because the track doesn't have a 12 people making 500k a year.
Totally agree, around here, $30-50 entry $1000 to win with a slapped together car, they have more in the tires and wheels than the entire car. But they can slap a .001 on you in a heart beat round after round. The beauty of bracket racing is you run yourself, not the million dollar car in the other lane. Hard for people to understand that.
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