Bracket Racing 101: Don’t be Afraid of the Deep

Their are two major components that comprise reaction time: the …

Their are two major components that comprise reaction time: the driver’s reaction to the tree and the vehicle’s reaction to the driver. The latter is somewhat easily adjusted: If the vehicle is leaving too quickly or too slowly, the driver can leav (Read More..)

CARBURETOR CLASS: The Hows and Whys of Secondaries

Today we’re talking secondaries. Why we have them, how they …

Today we’re talking secondaries. Why we have them, how they operate, and how to choose the right style for your ride. Most fuel injection systems use one giant butterfly valve to gate incoming intake charge, so why don’t carburetors?     (Read More..)

Collectible Keepers: Detailed Cars

These highly detailed gems are available from Prestige Hobbies, 1238 …

These highly detailed gems are available from Prestige Hobbies, 1238 S. Beach Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92804, call toll-free 888.886.5778, or click on Prestige-hobbies.com.   -The Mongoo$e’s 1970 Hot Wheels Transporter and Duster Funny Car are fin (Read More..)

Carburetor Class: Methanol in Drag Racing

  In order to be a successful bracket racer you …

  In order to be a successful bracket racer you need to be consistent. When .001 of a second matters any edge you have is valuable. One way to make your car considerably more consistent is to use methanol instead of gasoline. Methanol is the molec (Read More..)

Bracket Racing 101- Take Action for Reaction, Part 2

In my last column, in which I discussed how reaction …

In my last column, in which I discussed how reaction time is comprised of driver reaction time and vehicle reaction time, I took a closer look at the former. I also described how you, by using a practice tree, could determine your own driver reaction t (Read More..)

Brits From the Pits

Joaquin Arnett—Bean Bandit

I never knew Joaquin Arnett or the Bean Bandits but what has been so cool about researching them is that in almost every contemporary photograph they’re smiling and look like they’re just having a good time.   Arnett grew up in San Diego, and (Read More..)

Bracket Racing 101

Take Action for Reaction

Whether you race on a .400 or .500 Pro or Sportsman (full blinkdown) tree reaction time is critical to success in dial-in or index racing, yet there are racers who don’t really know what it is.  Sure, they know it’s a number on the time slip that (Read More..)