reaction times vs win/loss percentage?

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Re: reaction times vs win/loss percentage?

Post by John Wallace » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:36 am

That has already been done/tried before.

Many years ago, there were quite a few bracket racers winning with perfect lights every round.
None were really caught I don't think.
But the rules were changed so that it would be hard to do it.
One was making the wire to the tranny solenoid be easily followed and only one wire.
They also inspected the vehicle for any type of infrared/led devices or other electronics.

Could still be done, but have to hide it really well.
I imagine if you start getting perfect lights , they will inspect you thoroughly.

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Re: reaction times vs win/loss percentage?

Post by banjo » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:47 am

I have been tracking this for myself for a while. It shows some interesting trends. I track the following Average winning RT,Average Losing Reaction time, Average winning package, Average losing package. Al my numbers only use Non-Redlights rounds. 4 out of the last 5 years, my average losing reaction times are better than my average winning reaction times. But my average winning packages are always significantly better than my losing packages. This tell me that I drive the stripe alot better when I am behind on the tree. The way I race, I would rather be close to you on the tree and drive the stripe. I find that if I am too far ahead on the tree, I get myself in trouble on the big end. I also found my win% went up when I started shooting for a high teen lights vs 00. This change alot of those redlights turn into double 0 lights. Reaction time is just a piece of the puzzle, learn to tighten up that stripe, you lights don't have to be so stellar to go rounds. Despite what alot of people will tell you, you don't have to be double 0 dead on every round to go rounds in bracket racing. Sure you will be more dominate in the rounds that you are able to do that, but statistically speaking, your going to give more rounds away going red/breaking out. I would rather shoot for that .020 package and know that I can tighten it up if need be.
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Re: reaction times vs win/loss percentage?

Post by raynorshine » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:19 pm

banjo wrote:I have been tracking this for myself for a while. It shows some interesting trends. I track the following Average winning RT,Average Losing Reaction time, Average winning package, Average losing package. Al my numbers only use Non-Redlights rounds. 4 out of the last 5 years, my average losing reaction times are better than my average winning reaction times. But my average winning packages are always significantly better than my losing packages. This tell me that I drive the stripe alot better when I am behind on the tree. The way I race, I would rather be close to you on the tree and drive the stripe. I find that if I am too far ahead on the tree, I get myself in trouble on the big end. I also found my win% went up when I started shooting for a high teen lights vs 00. This change alot of those redlights turn into double 0 lights. Reaction time is just a piece of the puzzle, learn to tighten up that stripe, you lights don't have to be so stellar to go rounds. Despite what alot of people will tell you, you don't have to be double 0 dead on every round to go rounds in bracket racing. Sure you will be more dominate in the rounds that you are able to do that, but statistically speaking, your going to give more rounds away going red/breaking out. I would rather shoot for that .020 package and know that I can tighten it up if need be.
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