The 2023 Summit ET Series at Gainesville Raceway will feature 6 classes of racing, including Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Super Pro Bike, Pro Bike, and Jr. Dragsters. All classes including Juniors will have Compulink Tru-Start turned on for the 2023 season. All classes except Juniors will be on Auto Start; Juniors will use a manual tree.
The FB Trailers Super Pro class (4.40 – 7.99 – 1/8th mile ET) our quickest racers with both open and full-bodied cars and allows delay boxes and timed throttle stops.
The Rollins Automotive Speed and Custom Pro class (5.40 – 8.99 – 1/8th mile ET) is for all non-electronic cars without delay boxes or timed throttle stops.
The Allen Speed and Machine Sportsman class runs on the quarter-mile (11.00 – 19.99 1/4 mile ET) and does not allow electronics or trans brakes.
The Super Pro ET Bike class runs on the eighth-mile (4.50 – 10.49) permits delay boxes and timed throttle stops. No down track stutter boxes permitted.
The Street Bike class runs 7.50 and slower on the quarter-mile and does not allow delay boxes and timed throttle stops.
Jr. Dragsters (FB Trailers) class features young racers between the ages of 6-17 competing at speeds of up to 85 mph in half-scale dragsters. We will run two classes of Juniors (if overall car count justifies splitting the category).
Junior Minor for 6-12 year olds with the following limits: 6 – 7 year olds, 13.90 ET; 8-9 year olds, 11.90 ET, and 10 – 12 year olds with an 8.90 ET limit. 6-9 year olds will be allowed one (1) pushback by starter, by driver raising hand, engine may not be touched by crew chief once car has entered the pre-stage beam on the starting line.
Junior Major is for 13 – 18 year olds with a 7.90 ET limit.
RACE ENTRY FEES:
- FB Trailers Super Pro | $65 per car/driver entry*
- Rollins Automotive Speed and Custom Pro | $55 per car/driver entry*
- Allen Speed and Machine Sportsman & Bike Classes | $40 per car/driver entry*
- FB Trailers Jr. Dragster | $30 per car/driver entry*
- Crew | $15
- Adult Spectators | $15
- Children under 12 FREE with paying adult
What is a Bracket Race?
A bracket drag race is a straight-line acceleration contest between two cars, usually starting at different times, from a standing start over a specified distance, usually a quarter-mile or an eighth-mile. Racers line up in front of a countdown device called a Christmas Tree. When they leave the starting line, timers record how long it takes them to reach the finish line. This is called elapsed time, or ET for short. Top speed is also recorded.
The best way to get your feet wet is to go to a “test and tune” session (most tracks have them weekly). For a small fee, you can practice your starting line procedure, learn how the car reacts to tuning changes, and make passes down the track without the pressure of racing against someone. You should also take time to watch how other racers do things, and most importantly, ask questions. Most racers will be happy to give you pointers on improving your technique.
When you’re ready to race against other people, you can compete in your track’s weekly series. Your car will be put in a category, or class, based on the elapsed time of your car. Top speed is not a factor in bracket racing. You will need to determine how quick you think your car will be. This is called the dial-in. When you are matched up with another car, the dial-ins are compared, and the slower car is given a head start equal to the difference between the two. To win, you want to run as close to your dial-in as possible without going faster, or “breaking out.”
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