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Post  away on January 12th 2016, 2:24 pm

Let's hear them! Lets beat on them chebby boys this year!

Examples like:
Spragless converter, tire pressure, temps the same (water and trans), shift with time vs rpm, alcohol injection, timing backed off a little, line-loc tied in with trans brake, logging runs, weather station tricks for E.T prediction etc....

Lets build a list of things everyone does to win at bracket racing and lets help put the BBF's in the winners circle.



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Post  richter69 on January 12th 2016, 7:37 pm

My secret is I dont enter bracket races.
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Post  dfree383 on January 12th 2016, 8:38 pm

Cut an awesome light and run on your dial every time, ain't no big special secret!!!! It's all about being consistent and predictable
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Post  whitefield on January 13th 2016, 12:03 am

away wrote:Let's hear them!  Lets beat on them chebby boys this year!

Examples like:
Spragless converter, tire pressure, temps the same (water and trans), shift with time vs rpm, alcohol injection, timing backed off a little, line-loc tied in with trans brake, logging runs, weather station tricks for E.T prediction etc....

Lets build a list of things everyone does to win at bracket racing and lets help put the BBF's in the winners circle.




I run or do everything above other than spragless converter. I also run true street classes and heads up classes .
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Post  D. Sea on January 13th 2016, 9:31 am

Practice Practice Practice and consistent starting line procedures. Some like to hole a few numbers like .02-.04 and drive the stripe.

BTW: I'm next door to you in Lawrenceburg. Where do you usually race? When I can, I usually go to MP Dragway.
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Post  83-88T-Bird Guy on January 13th 2016, 9:45 am


On both of my e.f.i. bracket cars, the water temp is probably the biggest variable as to the e.t. it runs, so I watch the exit temp of the coolant.
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Post  70FB on January 14th 2016, 8:30 pm

Air temp/ humidity/DA
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Post  514F-1 on January 14th 2016, 9:03 pm

away wrote:Let's hear them!  Lets beat on them chebby boys this year!

Examples like:
Spragless converter, tire pressure, temps the same (water and trans), shift with time vs rpm, alcohol injection, timing backed off a little, line-loc tied in with trans brake, logging runs, weather station tricks for E.T prediction etc....

Lets build a list of things everyone does to win at bracket racing and lets help put the BBF's in the winners circle.




Im not the greatest bracket racer in the world, but here are a few things that I do.

-check tire pressure before every pass to make sure that its right on the money
-keep the water temp at the some temp every pass
-Keep the same amount of fuel in the car for every pass.
-log runs and keep track of the weather (I need to get better at this myself)
_Keep your routine the same, me personally, I like to get in the car and get strapped in a ways back, so that im not rushing to do that when Im two pairs from the front.
-From what I have heard Alky will make most cars more consistent, but I have no real world experience with it.
- I also find that its best to not run the car on the ragged edge, keep it backed down a little, maybe a couple tenths or so from what it can do all out, and it will be a little more consistent, at least mine is.  Few degrees low on timing, shift a little below peak etc.  also helps your stuff last longer....remember it doesnt matter how fast you go its all about consistency....
-also, a big thing, DONT MAKE CHANGES TO THE CAR!!  In order for things to remain consistent, you cant keep tinkering with the car all the time, set it and leave it alone, I haven't changed the launch RPM, Shift RPM, Jets, etc in over 2 years.

Hope this helps, like I said, im not very good at this stuff, but I enjoy it and am always looking to get better, so keep the advice coming Very Happy
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Re: Post Your bracket racing secrets!

Post  Larry Williams on January 14th 2016, 10:36 pm

I use an STL
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Post  99zx9r on January 14th 2016, 10:39 pm

For footbrakers, don't be afraid to try deep staging. Many racers are surprised to learn that their cars just don't react quick enough to cut a good light shallow staged (without anticipating). I swore my Mustang running 9.2s could hit the tree shallow, but when I tested on the .500 Pro Tree (which is the best way to tell if you're anticipating) the best I could do was .050.
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Post  FalconEh on January 14th 2016, 10:54 pm

^^^^^^ The above mentioned (mostly)

Plus;- be ready early 6-cars back strap in don't talk to others, focus on my routine
- watch the tree and practise the lights when other cars are leaving
- slowly and carefully stage the same every time
-Backup button of juice for wheelspin fender racing
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Post  gmsmkr on January 14th 2016, 11:04 pm

What's a bracket race Question my track quit bracket racing said they make more money off grudge racing and don't have to pay any money out
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Post  BigDave65 on January 14th 2016, 11:34 pm

Pick out two or three guys that win regularly and just be observant of things they do, on and off the track. I learned a ton from just hanging around the right people when I first started.

Learn how to stage your car exactly the same every time. It's amazing to stand at the starting line to watch people not be able to stage their car correctly.
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Post  away on January 14th 2016, 11:36 pm

Larry Williams wrote:I use an STL

^^^^^what is this?
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Post  99zx9r on January 15th 2016, 12:17 am

away wrote:
Larry Williams wrote:I use an STL

^^^^^what is this?

I'm guessing it's the "Shoot The Light" transbrake trigger.
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Post  bbf-falcon on January 15th 2016, 2:07 am

The only real secrets in br is the guy with a hidden box etc. A new br shouldn't ask for secrets.Just good advice from a veteran.. Seat time is your best friend.He will show you the little tricks about cutting a light and racing the stripe.come to the Bash as US 60 in june,Dan Hobbs will be puttin on a clinic AGAIN.

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Re: Post Your bracket racing secrets!

Post  Larry Williams on January 15th 2016, 12:30 pm

99zx9r wrote:
away wrote:
Larry Williams wrote:I use an STL

^^^^^what is this?

I'm guessing it's the "Shoot The Light" transbrake trigger.


you guessed it works great on a pro tree
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Post  56Tbird on January 15th 2016, 7:40 pm

bbf-falcon wrote:The only real secrets in br is the guy with a hidden box etc. A new br shouldn't ask for secrets.Just good advice from a veteran.. Seat time is your best friend.He will show you the little tricks about cutting a light and racing the stripe.come to the Bash as US 60 in june,Dan Hobbs will be puttin on a clinic AGAIN.
Hell, I just Lucky now and then Rick.......... Cool king
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