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Old 08-14-2017, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Drag racing acronyms...

What do they stand for and how do they apply?! I have raced a few times at the track but have always street raced. I am getting older and want to do it the safe and mature way... at the track. Soooo my question being... does N/T stand for NO Time?! What about the rest. P/T?! I do not know therefore I dare ask.


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Old 08-15-2017, 07:55 AM   #2
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NT = No Time (do not flash their ET and MPH on the scoreboard)
PT = Pro Tree (no countdown after both racers are staged; you get all the yellows at once and the green is .400 later)
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:05 AM   #3
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I've also seen DS which stands for Deep Stage. Some classes allow you to roll past the first beam which gives you a faster reaction time but slower ET. It's also what the blue lamp on the top of the tree is for.
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:17 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input.
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:25 AM   #5
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46T is correct...never heard of NO
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:39 PM   #6
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RT - Reaction Time
ET - Elapsed Time

When bracket racing, you have to put your predicted ET somewhere on the car, usually in white letters on the glass. Sometimes the ET it will spell out DIAL or DIAL IN.

60' is the amount of time to travel the first sixty feet of the track
330' is half of an eighth mile pass
660' is an eighth mile
1320' is a quarter mile

Your MPH at the end of the eighth and quarter mile is not based on a radar gun at the end of the track. It's a calculation of how long it takes your car to travel the last 66 feet of the track. Early on, NHRA used to calculate speed based on the amount of time it took to pass 66 feet before, and 66 feet after the stripe (132 feet / 10% of the track length). As cars got faster, the NHRA removed the need to keep accelerating past the end of the quarter mile to get trap speed and we're left with the speed calculation across 66 feet.

I'm putting this here because I've wanted to ask questions before but thought I'd look dumb doing it. When I got my '12 Mustang, the S197 forums had members saying, "I can't wait to go FI" and "I'm saving up for FI." I was confused. Aren't all these cars fuel injected? That's when they told me they meant Forced Induction! That still seems like an overly simplistic term for something that could mean anything from a 4-71 roots blower to twin 118mm turbos. To them, going "FI" also seemed to infer all the fuel system and engine changes to make it work and live.

But I digress. Feel free to ask anything you want. How else are you going to learn?
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:35 PM   #7
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What's the acronym for dragster on go-cart track?
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:01 AM   #9
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I always thought it had to do with their career...
P/T... Pharmaceutical Technician
N/T... Narcotic Technician
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2 NOS = A whole bunch of nitrouses...
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I always thought it had to do with their career...
P/T... Pharmaceutical Technician
N/T... Narcotic Technician
LMAO all the grudge racers
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