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So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing #2657054
05/19/19 10:01 PM
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Me I love them. 3-4 races in one weekend and every round you better be on your game. Usually park the motorhome and kick back Thursday and never leaving the track. Start at 8am and usually race well past 2am. You either love it or stay at home. Mopar racer Michael Beard posted this from his door slammers race this weekend. Check out the reaction times and finish line times on both sides of the screen

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1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Livin and lovin life one day at a time




Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: pittsburghracer] #2657069
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Needed to tree him by .001 to pull off a .0007 margin of victory.
That is having your package defined. punkrocka
I don't think I could put anything that tight together with a trunk full of luck.

Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: tubtar] #2657088
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It's all brutal. Brackets, .90, even class racing. Better have your $#!* together.


If the results don't match the theory, change the theory.
Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: pittsburghracer] #2657267
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Only 40k to win, grin people still race for lunch money like that. wink
How bout 525,000 to win, now that's good eatin money. eek

www.SFGPromotions.com race at martin, mi june 26-30. 525k to win on Saturday with 20 to 50k the other days.

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Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: moetown] #2657271
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Wow
And me putting my junk together after not racing for a couple years
Anybody want to sponsor me?????

Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: moetown] #2657275
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Originally Posted by moetown
Only 40k to win, grin people still race for lunch money like that. wink
How bout 525,000 to win, now that's good eatin money. eek

www.SFGPromotions.com race at martin, mi june 26-30. 525k to win on Saturday with 20 to 50k the other days.










Ya but if you double enter at the gate you can save 300.00 and it only cost 3000.00


1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Livin and lovin life one day at a time




Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: pittsburghracer] #2657336
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I towed from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania a few years back to a Mopar race at Pittsburg that was canceled due to track surface issues,on the return trip after visiting family out there we stopped at National Trail for a bracket race.I entered pro and sportsman and lost by .0005 in both classes first rd,loaded myself up and headed to the house !

Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: sam64] #2657346
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Originally Posted by sam64
I towed from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania a few years back to a Mopar race at Pittsburg that was canceled due to track surface issues,on the return trip after visiting family out there we stopped at National Trail for a bracket race.I entered pro and sportsman and lost by .0005 in both classes first rd,loaded myself up and headed to the house !






Man I remember that year. Our track closed for what seemed like forever but it was worth the downtime. Sorry to hear you made the long tow for what ended up being a canceled race.


1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Livin and lovin life one day at a time




Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: pittsburghracer] #2657348
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The last big money race I went to the announcer was keeping track of .00X packages. 24 of them in the first round and 5 of them lost. hammer


"Everybody funny, now you funny too."
Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: slantzilla] #2657457
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While some of those races are a little steep for this hobby racer, I’d a had a confident entry with my car in its ultra consistent 2016 state. I’d never had a car so predictable.... of course that all changed! laugh2

Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: J_BODY] #2657473
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I usually save a package like that to take out one of my friends in a race that pays $200 to win lol. But can never find it when I sign up for a bigger purse.


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Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: Bad340fish] #2657477
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I'll race for a can of beer. Sure it would be nice to win some cash, but if that is all this hobby comes down to, I'm out. Want to have fun with my friends first, beat the car like a rented mule, and hope it goes back in the trailer in one piece. THAT is a win in my book.


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Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: JERICOGTX] #2657490
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the days of a easy win or a easy rounds are long gone,if you dont cut a perfect light and run dead on with aq 0 your toast,the why I dont race no more,i just fire my cars up in the shop just to hear the engines and that's it,i will not become or known as a sitting duck

Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: 69b1dart] #2657501
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Originally Posted by 69b1dart
the days of a easy win or a easy rounds are long gone,if you dont cut a perfect light and run dead on with aq 0 your toast,the why I dont race no more,i just fire my cars up in the shop just to hear the


engines and that's it,i will not become or known as a sitting duck






There’s always Nostalgia Racing. Some of the guys like Doug and a few others are tough and always go rounds but you are more likely to come up against guys that race 3-5 times a year max. Member Steve from Keystone helps to run our Nostalgia series and they Change up the tree to prevent regular bracket hitters from winning every race. Their series has some good sponsors that keep entry prices low and generous payout. Mopar only races bring out lots of 2-3 race a year guys too so there are options out there to increase your odds of going rounds


1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Livin and lovin life one day at a time




Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: CMcAllister] #2657510
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...to Paradise from ParaICE !
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BIG DOLLAR races ? ..... double O packages ? Try that on the local racers down here ! .....

I was overly optimistic when I first came to Florida.....racing all year - but as was said - the competition is bRuTaL here. I wanted to AT LEAST break even on the costs of racing but that’s RUFF in itself!

Glad I didn’t pour a bunch of $$$ into that 27 roadster I got some time ago. Maybe I’ll jsta sell it or put together jsta CheapO motor for grins at test and tune !


...... oh I’m UP ... BIG TIME ... alive and well ... the Noble Crusader !
Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2657561
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Don't psyche yourself out. Buy NHRATV for one weekend. Look at the reaction times. They are all over the board. SG and SC are better, but lot's of winning packages are pretty soft. There will always be people who can be pretty sharp, but not always. If you can consistently package.025, you'll win a ton of rounds.
For the doubting Thomas's, read this actual reaction time study.

Reaction Time Study

Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: Leigh] #2657832
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At Bradenton.... the no E foot brake racers are DEADLY .... 22 to 25 year olds !!

Me being 39 (plus a few!) .... as Clint has said - a good man HAS GOTSTA KNOW his limitations !!


...... oh I’m UP ... BIG TIME ... alive and well ... the Noble Crusader !
Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2657850
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local track has heads up index class with instant green kind of levels playing field with youngsters im in my 60's purse for winning not bad I like big 3 day races hanging out with buddies but I still think I can cut a light

Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: 7074cuda] #2658068
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Instant green .... against the yOuNgStErS ? ... I love it laugh2


...... oh I’m UP ... BIG TIME ... alive and well ... the Noble Crusader !
Re: So you wanna do some big dollar bracket racing [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2658077
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Originally Posted by Doc Fiberglass
Instant green .... against the yOuNgStErS ? ... I love it laugh2






Technically us top bulb racers use instant green on every pass we make.


1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Livin and lovin life one day at a time




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