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Old 03-25-2009, 04:18 PM
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im gonna be draggin for the first time at cordova illinois on april 25 in the NHRDA sportsman class for the first time. got basically a stock 01 f350 with straight pipe and resistor mod. (2.2k). what should i do to improve my truck for this? gauges, tuner? will the resistor give me enough power for what i need?
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If it's the sportsman's class it should be bracket racing, so theoretically if you are consistent you could get a few guys to push it down the track and you could still win. However, a chip will make a BIG difference in available power. Don't forget to get gauges first though. Gotta know what is going on. It's a good idea even if you don't get the tuner anyway.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:47 PM
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so u sayin power dont matter its just reaction time basically?
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Yep, if it's like our sportsman's class here, it's all about running as close to your dial in as possible without breaking out, and having as close to perfect reaction time. Consistency is key. I see you have a manual, that makes it much harder, but it can be done. You just have to pay attention and shift exactly the same time, exactly the same way.
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they let me have a 2.2 resistor? and pay attention to what?
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Glad to see you're going to Cordova, I'll be there too. Bracket racing is basically racing against yourself, you're running against your own dial in time. Once you're done with your practice runs you will take a number from that and that will be your "dial in". When in actual competition you want to run as close to an ET as your dial in WITHOUT GOING FASTER, or "breaking out" as its called. It doesn't matter how fast or slow you run, its all about consistency. IIRC if your time is between a 12.0 and 20.0 quarter you can run in the brackets. You're good to go. Keep in mind you need to be an NHRDA member to race in that event. It costs $40 for a membership for the year and will be good at ANY NHRDA sponsored event. This is on top of the $35 racing fee for the sportman ET class. You may join the day of the event or online at NHRDA - National Hot Rod Diesel Association - NHRDA Look forward to meeting you at Cordova!!!
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Glad to see you're going to Cordova, I'll be there too. Bracket racing is basically racing against yourself, you're running against your own dial in time. Once you're done with your practice runs you will take a number from that and that will be your "dial in". When in actual competition you want to run as close to an ET as your dial in WITHOUT GOING FASTER, or "breaking out" as its called. It doesn't matter how fast or slow you run, its all about consistency. IIRC if your time is between a 12.0 and 20.0 quarter you can run in the brackets. You're good to go. Keep in mind you need to be an NHRDA member to race in that event. It costs $40 for a membership for the year and will be good at ANY NHRDA sponsored event. This is on top of the $35 racing fee for the sportman ET class. You may join the day of the event or online at NHRDA - National Hot Rod Diesel Association - NHRDA Look forward to meeting you at Cordova!!!
very well said Kurt!

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very well sad Kurt!
Yeah, I try....

I think April 25th is going to be a great day! NHRDA had only one event last year in division 3 and that was Union Grove WI, near Milwaukee. This year they've up'd the ante and provided 5 races in our division and 2 of them are very close to me! They're taking care of their part of the deal, and I'd love to see a WHOLE CHIT LOAD of trucks come out either to race or even spectate and show support for the organization. If we want to have stuff like this happen in our backyard, we need to get involved! Even if its as simple as sitting in the stands and enjoying the show...
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yup ill see ya there u gonna race?
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u thinkin my truck will run between 12 and 20? im thnkin so
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