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What is the point of these races?

People will start way back behind the start line and they are already ramped up in 3rd gear when they get the green. Obviously, these are not official drag strips with burnout boxes or they would knock the exhaust out from under their cars. They then run the quarter and claim times like the GTR that ran mid 8's at around 180 or a Dodge viper ran 190 something.

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Never seen any "races" like that. Sounds like a sham set-up for sure.

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That's not how they do it down here.

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Roll racing, and they are definitely done at "official drag strips." Whatever those are.
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These are usually 1500 feet or 1/2 mile races starting at about 60mph. Before running them down, have a look at what's going on in this area. If you can't be impressed with what these guys are accomplishing, well..............
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No interest in that whatsoever, give me a 1/4 any day; that's racing.
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For one thing it removes the importance of a good launch.
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Sounds like REAL street racing without worry from the cops.

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I coulda sworn the idea behind this is to reduce the damage to driveline?
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Turbo cars like the rolling start....
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Safer than red lighting when spooling up.

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Turbo cars like the rolling start....
With modern anti-lag and traction control, standing starts ain't no problem at all......

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