Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Oklahoma City
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$50 for three runs! WOW! We pay $15 to race all night around here.
Anywho, don't worry about pointers to make you go faster on your first night at the drag strip. If you think too much about it, you're not going to be concentrating on what's going on and you're just going to foul yourself. Go out and watch some guys before you try it yourself. Watch how they position their bodies, watch what they do with their feet, listen to their engine to see how much they drag their clutch and what kind of revs they're leavin at the line.
Talk to some of them at the strip, you'll probably notice some guys with number plates on their bikes with times on the number plates... talk to them, they're bracket racers that most likely know a lot about what they're doing out there.
Most of all, don't go out there to beat someone, go out there to have fun.
Oh, and strapping...they make special strapping kits that restrict the travel of your suspension...this keeps the forks from topping out while you're leaving the line and helps make it less likely to bring up the front wheel off the line. Not something you should really worry about on your first trip to the dragstrip either.