Drag Racing – How to Play?
In this chapter, we will discuss some intricate details of Drag Racing.
Before starting the race, also known as pass, the players perform a burnout to heat the tire and improve traction. After this, the cars are lined-up on the starting line. This lining-up is known as stages.
In an Informal drag race, the race can be started by any means, which includes flagwaving and arm-dropping. Professional races are started through Christmas Tree. Each driver lane consists of a Christmas tree which is a series of light. A Christmas Tree is used to start the professional drag races.
Each lane has one Christmas Tree which consists of a column of lights. In every column, there are top two lights which are small amber lights and are connected to the light beams on the track. When it is broken by the vehicle’s front tire or both the tires, it indicates that the driver has pre-staged of approximately 7 inches or 180 mm from the starting line and then staged at the starting line.
There are three large amber lights below the staging lights, a green light, and a red light. When both the drivers are staged, the race will start when the tree is activated, illuminating the three large amber lights, Green light illuminates at the end. There are two standard sequences of lights −
Simultaneously all the three amber lights flash. It is followed by the green light in 0.4 seconds also known as the Pro Tree.
The amber lights illuminate in the sequence of top to bottom with a 0.5 sec interval. The green light illuminates after 0.5 seconds. It is also known as the sportsman or the full tree.