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When to spool up?

When do you guys sart spooling up while sitting at the tree at the track? I don't wan't to over do it just sitting there waiting! I figure some of you guys have something you wait for to get her goin!!

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I have only dragger her once, but I gave it JUST a little to get the spooling started lightly, then when I saw the lights that is when I laid into it. But I am not a dragger. I ended up with a 1.9 with 1K pound of fuel on the truck, and blown head gaskets. Before you think I am STOOPID I didn't know the HG's were blown at the time.

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Try to get the other driver to stage first. Spool at second staging light

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Try to get the other driver to stage first. Spool at second staging light
I'm no expert but if you don't start to spool until the 2nd light, won't the tree drop before you're ready? I've never dragged, but definately will next time I get the chance. I watched the competition at TS outlaw last year, and everybody started spooling at the first light then eased in to the second. As soon as both trucks have touched the second set of lights the tree dropped very quickly after that.

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I'm no expert but if you don't start to spool until the 2nd light, won't the tree drop before you're ready? I've never dragged, but definately will next time I get the chance. I watched the competition at TS outlaw last year, and everybody started spooling at the first light then eased in to the second. As soon as both trucks have touched the second set of lights the tree dropped very quickly after that.
Me no expert either, But yes you are correct on a pro tree, But on the tree he will run it goes like this.

Ice ice baby Dunna... No no that's not it.
It goes a little something like this.

Pre stage
Stage (spool)
Light
light
light
Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Once again, Try and get the other guy to Pre stage and then creep up a little, Make him stage before you.

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spool at 2nd stage but let the other guy stage first.

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