Curious how NTRA points will be awarded if cars are divided by et. Run-off at end ? Or will points be awarded as if for three races ? tia...... Peter
Good question. But before I answer I would like to give props and acknowledgement to jjwallace who in mid-season offered me some relief and took on the daunting task of keeping tally of NTRA points and eliminator records. Believe me, it's not an easy thing. Back when the NTRA calendar consisted of four or five events, it was not too bad. But, now with events nearly every month, consistent participation, and series racing, it has become a monster. Big thanks to JJ for keeping a lease on it.
Now, back to your question. NTRA does its best to keep up with and allow experimentation by its racemasters. Dave632, rookie racemater of the Racemasters' Union is bringing another method of bracket racing to NTRA. NTRA will be scoring the three separate groupings of bracket racing as individual races. Not knowing the number of cars to be assigned to each of the three groups a sliding scale method has been devised to score the races. Regardless of number of rounds used in each group, the winners of each group will score approximately the same number of points. Points wise there will be no advantage to running in more rounds. Eliminator scoring will be the same as usual. In an effort to be fair to all NTRA feels this method to be best.
When it comes to fairness, this scoring stuff ain't no joke. Thanks again JJ.
Have standings been updated ? Yesterday looked like 2 or more events were missing yet.
Me and my son were doing some Bracket race practicing for the upcoming race. I must admit running these cars in a bracket race is very different from full size cars. We tried full 3 light .500 tree and .200 Pro tree runs and we both found we were out of practice. After about an hour the timing improved a lot on the .500 tree and we were cutting some close lights. The pro tree needed to be .200 instead of .400 or you would red light every time. These cars react way faster than a full size car. I still red lit once with one of the faster cars going .02 under. We had a good time bracket racing them I must say. Watching Bracket racing is boring with actual cars but running them yourself is a blast.
Since I am not running in that event I have not put any time at all into testing for that class. I think I have a couple of cars that have close to 3 ohm arms, 2.7 - 2.9 ohm, with level 10 poly magnets that are running times in the .45 - .47 at 25-29 mph . This is at 20v, so they will be a little quicker with 22v.
Last Edit: Dec 28, 2014 13:03:35 GMT -7 by dave632
Just looked back at sign up sheet......... Doorslammers , I'm guessing either PS or PM bodies are ok ? Surprised at # of sign ups for brackets so far. N2 & Outlaws are new builds, was not sure what to expect. But WHERE ARE OUR BRACKET RACERS ? Brackets are usually a big draw....... C'MON GUYS DON'T WAIT FOR LAST SECOND with new host.