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|BRACKET||A category of racing based on type of vehicle and estimated time. See Brackets .|
|BREAKOUT||A breakout is where a car goes from the starting line to the finish faster than the specified dial-in. A double breakout occurs when both cars exceed individual dial-ins. The winner is determined by the vehicle that breakouts by the least amount of time.|
An electronic starting device consisting of two sets of staging lights and five larger lights (three amber, one, green, and one red) which are calibrated to display a visual countdown for each driver. The tree is activated by the starter, and the light sequencing is determined by dial-ins.
|DIAL-IN||A dial-in is a driver's estimated time (ET) to go from the starting line to the finish line used for setting handicapped lights.|
|ELAPSED TIME (ET)||The time that it will take a car to go from the starting line to the finish line.|
The difference between a full tree and pro tree is how the
amber lights are activated after the double staging lights. With a full-tree, each
amber light comes on in sequence before the green light.
With a pro-tree, all three amber lights come on at the same time before the green light.
|HANDICAPPED LIGHT||A handicapped light is determined using the driver's estimated times. The difference in time between two vehicles is used to give the slower car a head start.|
|HEADS-UP||A heads-up race is one-on-one racing with no handicap.|
|RED LIGHT (FOUL START)||When a car leaves the starting line before the green light is activated.|
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