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CenTxRT

Lesson Learned

Made it to the semi finals last night bracket racing. All I had to do is beat this fast race bike and I was in the money. He was over a second faster than me so I left first by quite a bit. Good, tree, car pulling so good I'm afraid I'm going to breakout. I glance back for the bike as I'm nearing the traps and can't see him anywhere he's so far back (or so I thought) so I pedaled it once to keep from breaking out. He came flying past me and took the stripe by .01! I cussed myself the whole way home, but next time I'm in this situation I think I would rather breakout than give somebody the stripe in this way. Go ahead and call me stupid, I already have.....all the way home! (and it was an hour drive)

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Damn!!! Sucks. Stay true to the confidence in your consistent driving times and don't sandbag, you'll never have to worry about breaking out and if you do; either way it's a win because most of the time you're beating a time never reached before on test race nights.

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So would you have broke out? My car ALWAYS went faster at the end of the day in the finals, when I made it to the finals anyway.

It was getting colder and the car was getting faster, but I was .04 off my dial, so if I didn't rip it I would have been about .02 off dial.  He was on his dial, but I would have taken the stripe because I beat him on the light.  The previous round I dialed a 6.42 and ran a 6.379, but the other guy red lighted.  I dialed a 6.38 and ran a 6.42 with 1 rip, so would have been about 6.40 without the rip.

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