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    reaction time question?

    I am new to drag racing and I have a question regarding your r/t. I have a 98 six speed z28 now, but before I had a 99 six speed. I ran it in the 1/8th with the only mod being a airlid and filter. My time was:

    r/t: .968
    60ft: 2.192
    330ft: 5.821
    1/8th: 8.764
    mph: 83.19

    My question is does your reaction time affect you et? The quy in the other lane had a .621 reaction time. If so then if I would have had a .768 r/t would I have ran a 8.564?
    I am getting ready to run my new car for the first time and was just wondering how that works.

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    Reaction time does not affect ET's.

    It will affect who will crosses the finish line first.
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    Elapsed time is the amount of time from start to finish.
    Reaction time is the amount of time from green to start.
    You can have a quicker RT and beat a car with a quicker ET for the 'hole shot win'. Same as leaving from a traffic light first.
    In drag racing it's quicker, not faster.

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    reaction time is the point when you break the timer beam before/after it's time to leave. has zero to do with your ET. you could sit there for a minute and your ET doesn't start until you break out of the staging beam.

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    Thanks guys, now I just have to figure out how to launch better so maybe I can break into the 8.60s.

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