The Beams (Drag Racing)

From MoparWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Car 7601 makes a perfect makes a perfect run with a .000 Reaction Time and running a 11.000 on a 11.0 Index

This Wiki is Under Construction, and can use your help!

Please take a moment to add any information you might have on this topic. It is through this type of Member collaboration that the MoparWiki will grow into being the Ultimate Mopar Infobase.

As it applies to drag racing, the beams refers to a light beam projected across a lane of a drag strip. A race car's front tires breaks this beam when it crosses it for a timing event. On a 1/4 miles drag strip, there will be a beam for:

  • Lighting the prestaging lights
  • Lighting the staging lights
  • The start of the race
  • The 60' mark
  • The 330' mark
  • The 1/8 mph calculation start
  • The 1/8 mile mark
  • The 1000' mark
  • The 1/4 mile mph start
  • The 1/4 mile finish line

This is used to record timing on the racer's Time Slip.

See the Drag Racing 201 wiki for more information

Because of recent spam attacks on Mediawiki sites by the tens of thousands of spammers concerned with the length, girth and hardness of our Johnsons, we have had to temporarily disable new registrations and editing until measures can be taken to ensure there is no further vandalism of this site. We apologize for the assholes out there that don't have better things to do, and will find a work around soon. Meanwhile, there are still thousands of MoparWiki pages containing a wealth of information.