Question: How do you stage a car in drag racing?

When your car’s front tires interrupt the first beam, you trigger the prestage light. That lets you, your opponent, and the starting line official know you are close to the starting line. When you cross the second beam, you trigger the stage light, indicating you are ready to race.

What is deep staging in drag racing?

Deep staging is the practice of rolling forward enough to turn off the prestage light. The thought behind this is you are closer to the finish line than your opponent.

What does deep staging do?

Deep staging is used to reduce a car’s reaction time, as it puts more of your front tires ahead of the Stage beam. While this technique does improve your reaction time, it also increases your chances of red-lighting if you don’t time your launch just right. Needless to say, Deep Staging requires a lot of practice.

What is staging a car?

Staging cars in this context is referring to particular makes, models, or aftermarket part manufacturers that use “Stage 1, Stage 2, etc.” to describe power modifications being added. This method is used to describe a list of parts and/or a tune to increase the amount of power and torque a car will be capable of.

What is courtesy staging?

Courtesy staging is when you have two bulbs to light and you wait for your opponent to stage one light before you go in and turn both on before they turn any on. … Once you continue to roll forward you will then break the second set of beams which will light the two “stage” bulbs beneath the “pre-stage” bulbs.

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Why do drag racers bump in?

The “Bump Box” has totally transformed the way many drag racers stage their cars. By controlling the trans brake with a high speed micro processor, the car can be bumped into the second bulb with extreme precision and control! Allowing the driver to focus on the tree, and not worry about rolling the beams.

What is the best weight distribution for drag racing?

Typical values for front-engine, rear-drive cars are 55-51 percent front/ 45-49 percent rear.

How is rear bite calculated?

Subtracting the amount of weight supported by the RR tire from the LR tire’s weight, we arrive at a number and call that the amount of bite in the car, i.e., “100 pounds of bite or left rear.”

What is a 1 foot rollout?

‘Rollout’ is the distance travelled by a vehicle before the timing lights on a drag strip are triggered. When running performance tests, such as a quarter mile test, this distance is typically 1 foot (12 inches).