Originally Posted by TopSportsman916
Now as far as bracket vs heads up vs index racing. First off I can't afford heads up-no breakout racing. There will always be someone who can throw more $$ at it than I can.
You're right for the most part, BUT that is also true with bracket racing to a lesser degree. Ever enter a race where the Richardson's are entered? Like in Memphis at a 3 day $25K event? they are Pro's they enter 3-4 times with 2-3 cars and usually win at least one day if not two. Are they good? YES does money help? umm YES.
Plus there are venues of heads up with rules that allow you to run without breaking the bank.
Originally Posted by richter69
why would anyone waste a perfectly good race car on bracket racing
because around here its wear your shyt out or blow it up to win 200 bucks, or have a good time and win 700, I'll take the 700. It takes a bit more skill to be a competative bracket racer than a number chaser, this is not meant as a slam, just the way I see it. Also word is from a guy that is around and works on about nothing other than the ultra quick heads up stuff stated that ex bracket racers make better drivers overall. Its boring to watch, I dont watch. The .90 classes with the t stops are the worst to spectate, but again the skill comes into play. To me watching some fool scrape the bumper, wreck the front end, hit the wall yadda yadda is a waste. We all have our thing.
actually they pay about the same around here.
I've done both so the "skill" argument ain't a good one.
You still have to cut a good light and know where your car runs, play finish line games, not break out. keep an eye on the lanes, watch the weather, temp .etc.. etc. so on and so forth.
also you dont have to scrap the bumper or wreck to race heads up or index racing. I guess it depends on who it is racing and the luck they are having that day. I had a wreck in 02 in a time trial, for bracket racing.
Ran into another guy's oil on the big end.
If you race long enough and often enough, you will too.
I am sure bracket racers are great drivers. As a rule. I also think that would come under broad sweeping statements. It would depend on what you measure "better" drivers as.
It's kind of like saying "truck drivers are the best over the road drivers"
while that may have some truth to it, it certainly doesn't mean they all are. There are some really good heads up drivers and index/class racers too. I would imagine your BEST drivers have dabbled in a little of all venues? possibly? :idea:
yes we all have our thing, brackets are better than staying home that is for sure. I sorta figured it might get someone stirred up, sorry. I didnt really mean to say "waste"..poor choice of words.
maybe it's just me but after 22 years of bracket racing and 4-5 years of index and heads up racing mixed in there with it.... I know which one I like better.
Try it maybe if we get more people interested the payouts will go up in your neighborhood.
Payouts are nice but we all know we don't race for the money.
its for the badonkadonk! :P