No Electronics Means No Trans Brakes, Too
By Bill Arps
This is not an old story, but it's one that needs telling.
ET racing started for keeping the cost of racing down! But as of the present, neither the IHRA nor the NHRA will take trans brakes out of all sportsman racing. OK, Super Pro box classes need them. However, there is no reason to have them anywhere else. When you think about it, a .400 reaction trans brake replaced with a .500 unit is actually a .100 delay device. Other electronic devices that control the start of a race are race car trans/brakes with adjustable line lock buttons. ANYTHING WHERE VOLTAGE/AMPERAGE GOES IN IS AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE.
A great example is Norwalk's track rule -- NO ELECTRONICS. Yet, all IHRA tracks can run them even against Norwalk's local racers at the Bracket Finals. TRANS BRAKES ARE UNSAFE AND TOO COSTLY IN ANY SPORTSMAN CLASS. All classes should run .400 or .500 pro lights. After all, NASCAR racers all start on the same flag. Thank you.
176 LAIRD AVE
I AGREE! NO ELECTRONICS! (A true racer needs only a mag switch and an "educated" seat of the pants!)
Jim Lutz, Blown Altered (been there, done that!)