True Start???

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Peoples opinion on the true start for Jr events???

I prefer the old system, First red out.
I Like true start system, the worse red is out.
No opinion either way.
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True Start???

Postby jtracr » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:39 pm

Just curious how people feel about the true start system. For those that don't know, true start will make the worse red out, NOT always the first red. EX: 11.90 dial left lane 8.90 dial right lane. Left lane goes -.008 rt BUT the red bulb will NOT illuminate until the second car leaves. If right lane is -.009 BOTH red lights come on and the left lane wins.

We ran a race in Tucson AZ that they ran true start. The groups were 6-12 yo then 13 and up. Having 2 8.90 cars this was an interesting format. Most of our races we split into 4 groups with probably 75% of the field able to run the number. But I am just wondering what everybody's opinion on this is? Do you feel we might see it more and more as time goes by? Is it a more fair way to race?
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Re: True Start???

Postby Ten5TireDad » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:12 pm

They've been using it for 2 years at the divisional races, and we run it at our home track. Makes for a heartbreak at times watching the car leave with the green on, and then seeing it turn red.
Neither driver seems to mind either way, they're still doing their normal routine. It did take some getting used to in the beginning as a spectator watching the cars before us run. I don't think it's going to go away, so we should all get used to it, and make sure the driver knows where they're at on the tree.
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Re: True Start???

Postby Whitey » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:16 am

True start is the last of the first or worst rule that needs to be made the rule...we had first or worst breakout....first or worst lane infraction so red lights should also be this as well.....we are trying to get this bought into some tracks in Australia but the quick racers are really against it as it take their advantage away.....we are only just starting to do qualifying on reaction times...
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Re: True Start???

Postby JustDoug » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:12 pm

I'm with you Whitey, we used to qualify by reaction times here at the Perth Motorplex a few years back. The C/JD's still struggle with car reaction but I like the idea that the quality of a light determines the qualifying position, plus the closeness to a cut off + .10 in one class (A/JD).
Not a fan of true start, but I do see the merit. DYO is a complex beast and really at the end of the day you are racing yourself (good light and closeness to dial in). Quicker or slower cars this fundamentally quantifies DYO.
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