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I guess we will have to wait a little longer to see a good import versus domestic race.
 

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i need to remember to watch that....

although the only one i've seen (400hp Trans Am vs 400 hpCivic) was kinda lame. 20 car lengths? thats retarded! and the whining was driving me crazy...

oh and what cars were racing today?
 

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That's the stupidest show I've seen in a while, although interesting. I don't feel sorry for anybody losing their car on that show. They're just stupid. First, you need to go into it expecting that you're going to lose. And when you put so much time and money into a car, it's STUPID to go into a race like that, not knowing what you'll be up against. And yeah, you get to negotiate a little. But seriously, can you really negotiate anything just by looking under the other guy's hood? And when they do race, what keeps them from sandbagging? The whole thing is just retarded. They deserve to lose their cars.
 

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I've only seen 1.5 episodes
the civic vs trans am
and half of a bike one... where they were arguing about one match because guy did a perfect launch and other team said he moved too early. I didn't see the end result of it

but do they always pair up so ridiculous like that? like cars that are obviously more than 2 seconds apart?

The show is drama. Like the arguing that the losing person let off the gas just so they can argue to have more car lengths...
 

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Of course any import is going to loose a drag to a domestic. Thats all american cars are good at is straight lines. Even more convienient for them is that its only 1/4 mile. Any more and they would break down or run out of gas.

They need to invent a 200,000 mile drag race. Then lets see who wins :wink:
 

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Tiersin said:
Of course any import is going to loose a drag to a domestic. Thats all american cars are good at is straight lines. Even more convienient for them is that its only 1/4 mile. Any more and they would break down or run out of gas.

They need to invent a 200,000 mile drag race. Then lets see who wins :wink:
That's dumb.

Go race a Z06 now.
 

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Every import vs. domestic pinks episode Ive seen IMO has sucked. So far I have to agree with crxfisher on this one, stupid but interesting. And its just mud in the face of anybody watching who wants to see a respectable import drag decimate a domestic, and then watch the guy with the import ask for 15 car lengths and still lose...
 

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crxfisher said:
That's the stupidest show I've seen in a while, although interesting. I don't feel sorry for anybody losing their car on that show. They're just stupid. First, you need to go into it expecting that you're going to lose. And when you put so much time and money into a car, it's STUPID to go into a race like that, not knowing what you'll be up against. And yeah, you get to negotiate a little. But seriously, can you really negotiate anything just by looking under the other guy's hood? And when they do race, what keeps them from sandbagging? The whole thing is just retarded. They deserve to lose their cars.
A lot of those guys build up a car just to take on the show (like on the Mustang vs. Mustang episode, where they were very up-front about that fact), so you *know* they count on the fact that they might lose it, it's just part of the game. They're obviously willing to take the chance of losing the car to try and win the other guy's, and hell -- you get to be on TV for awhile (exciting for some guys, and actually a pretty smart move if you have your shop's website address all over your car) It's not like anyone is losing their ride to work on the show. Sure, you can't tell much by taking a quick peek under the hood, and sure the guy might be sandbagging on you -- just like REAL street racing. In my younger years I saw dudes bet SERIOUS money on back-road drag races, and that's how it goes. A lot of lying, a lot of arguing, a lot of bargaining and suspicion, and it all comes down to who crosses the finish line first.

Would it be stupid to put your daily driver up for a bet? Yeah. Is it stupid to take a chance with a drag car you put together if you have the abilities and the money to spare? I don't think so, personally...no dumber than playing blackjack or poker, anyway.
 

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Jinx said:
wouldn't the other team catch that their car was sandbagged?
Are you serious? :twitch:

Its not taken literally.. the other team didnt sneak over and put sandbags in the other guys car...

its a figure of speech..

Sandbagging = not giving it your all.. holding back, in an attempt to make the other team think you are weaker then you really are..

later

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I4sillypwr said:
Tiersin said:
Of course any import is going to loose a drag to a domestic. Thats all american cars are good at is straight lines. Even more convienient for them is that its only 1/4 mile. Any more and they would break down or run out of gas.

They need to invent a 200,000 mile drag race. Then lets see who wins :wink:
That's dumb.

Go race a Z06 now.
LOL. :cookoo:
Well, that was $55k well spent.....

No honestly I'm never sarcastic.
 

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sneaky_pete said:
Jinx said:
wouldn't the other team catch that their car was sandbagged?
Are you serious? :twitch:

Its not taken literally.. the other team didnt sneak over and put sandbags in the other guys car...

its a figure of speech..

Sandbagging = not giving it your all.. holding back, in an attempt to make the other team think you are weaker then you really are..

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Sneak
ya, I was serious
I've never heard of the term
I guess instead of explaining the whole thing, I coulda said "sandbagging"
but really, all these years of drag racing, I've never heard of anyone using that term
 

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Jinx said:
ya, I was serious
I've never heard of the term
I guess instead of explaining the whole thing, I coulda said "sandbagging"
but really, all these years of drag racing, I've never heard of anyone using that term
In all your years of drag racing, have you ever seen anyone sneak up and load another guy's car with sandbags to ensure a victory?

Really, though, it's a quite common term -- not just in racing. In any kind of handicapped sport, one can "sandbag" or play in a half-assed way in qualification games/matches to help themself get a higher handicap. In poker, it's about betting or acting in a way to indicate that you don't have as good of a hand as you really do (opposite of bluffing). If you've ever bracket raced at the dragstrip, though, I don't know how you couldn't have heard it...unless your area has a different term for it.

On "Pinks", guys always accuse the opponent of letting off toward the finish line...guys will do this to make the race look closer than it really was and avoid losing more car lengths in negotiations. In bracket racing, it's more about getting yourself a higher (slower) dial-in than you really deserve so you can more easily beat your opponent by getting the lead and then lifting throttle or braking before the finish to avoid breaking out.
 

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ryan_long_01 said:
Jinx said:
ya, I was serious
I've never heard of the term
I guess instead of explaining the whole thing, I coulda said "sandbagging"
but really, all these years of drag racing, I've never heard of anyone using that term
In all your years of drag racing, have you ever seen anyone sneak up and load another guy's car with sandbags to ensure a victory?

Really, though, it's a quite common term -- not just in racing. In any kind of handicapped sport, one can "sandbag" or play in a half-assed way in qualification games/matches to help themself get a higher handicap. In poker, it's about betting or acting in a way to indicate that you don't have as good of a hand as you really do (opposite of bluffing). If you've ever bracket raced at the dragstrip, though, I don't know how you couldn't have heard it...unless your area has a different term for it.

On "Pinks", guys always accuse the opponent of letting off toward the finish line...guys will do this to make the race look closer than it really was and avoid losing more car lengths in negotiations. In bracket racing, it's more about getting yourself a higher (slower) dial-in than you really deserve so you can more easily beat your opponent by getting the lead and then lifting throttle or braking before the finish to avoid breaking out.
I know the meaning of it, just never heard the word "sandbag" being used
or with anything else, really
but then again, I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed ;P
 
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