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In drag racing what is a holeshot win?
I keep hearing the hosts talking about it, but have never heard a explanation of what they mean by that.
A hole shot win is when the car with the fasted elapased time did not cross the finish line first. your reaction time to the green light is where this is figured. .000 seconds is a perfect reaction time. this means you left the stage beam at the exact time the light turned green. the timers don't start counting your elapsed time until you leave the stage beam. So if I had a reaction time of .050 and my elapsed time was 6.60 seconds and you had a reaction time of .000 and your elapsed time was 6.64 seconds this would mathmaticly (SP) put you ahead of me at the finish line by .010 seconds. Since my elapsed time was faster than yours but you took the stripe before I did, that would give you the holeshot win.
the holeshot is the fastest off the line or out of the gate (motocross)....that takes the lead at the very beginning of the race....
Holeshot.........Getting off the starting line the quickest....
In drag racing, A holeshot win is when the driver with the best elapsed time (that usually is the winner) loses to his opponent because his opponent had a much better reaction time. The Opponent got a holeshot win.
many years of drag racing
That's when you don't drive quite as fast as the other car, but beat him anyway because you left as soon as the lights changed, and he was just a little slower getting moving. The car that moves first after the lights go green is said to get the holeshot. If this is the only reason he wins, it's a holeshot win. Remember, drag racing starts timing the race from when the lights go green, not from when the car starts to move.
Been there, done that...
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