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05-21-2008 02:32 AM
SquillyB i meant 96 cobra in his case, but for the record...
05-20-2008 12:49 PM
Originally Posted by SquillyB View Post
I agree.

and racing a 06 cobra, enjoy.
there is no 2006 cobra???
04-27-2008 08:06 PM
Originally Posted by Roushturboedzx3 View Post
Yes reaction time is important but the most important is to have fun
I agree.

and racing a 06 cobra, enjoy.
04-27-2008 07:51 PM
MightyMouse Well when you have someone next to you then yes reaction time matters but until you get your ET's down I really wouldn't worry about the person next to you. Now once you figure out how to launch your car and get the ET's your suppose to run then you can start worrying about reaction time and such.
04-27-2008 05:45 PM
Originally Posted by dirtbrown View Post
its about time not the person next to you...
Yeah, but when I race my friend in his 96 Cobra, it will be about the person next to me. I drove his car and it just doesn't seem to have the go go go that my ST has. Mind you it's the non-supercharged 4.6 Cobra.
04-27-2008 05:44 PM
Ripped_06_ST Yep, I'm gonna have fun beatin the crap outta my ST.
04-27-2008 05:43 PM
dirtbrown its about time not the person next to you...
04-27-2008 05:36 PM
Roushturboedzx3 Yes reaction time is important but the most important is to have fun
04-27-2008 12:26 PM
Originally Posted by Ripped_06_ST View Post
Last race, there was a PRelude running a 10 flat at 73.05 MPH... I want to race him... I'm gonna be nervous as hell people!!

People keep saying that reaction times don't matter, well keep saying that, I hope to see ALL of you lined up against me at FocusFest. In either the "heads up" grudge lanes or during the afternoon bracket racing, I'd be happy to hole shot you all and prove my point.

"Hole Shot"- in a drag racing event between two cars, often a slightly slower car (10.5) can over come a slightly faster car (10.0) when a faster reaction time to the starting "tree" can be achieved. If the slower car can can "launch" through the first beam .501 seconds before the vehicle that is .500 seconds faster in actual time; the slower car will "win" the race by .001. Thus the win is decided at the starting line before the cars tires every cross the "starting beam".
This is where the term "hole shot" was devoloped by racers. In professional drag racing there is often a seperate award for "The Hole shot".

Fast Fords & Mustangs 2004

But don't sweat it, R/T isn't important.
04-27-2008 03:23 AM
MightyMouse Dude don't worry about trying to get the best reaction time. Launch the car only when you are ready to go. Your shooting for the best 1/8 mile time you can get so who cares if the car next to you wins or loses.
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