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How the NHRA Starting Lights Work
A drag race is an acceleration contest from a standing start between two vehicles over a measured distance. A drag racing event is a series of such two-vehicle, tournament-style eliminations. The losing racer in each contest is eliminated, and the winning racers continue until one remains. Each race is started by an electronic device commonly called a Christmas Tree.
Drag Racing 101
But it does have flashing blue, amber, green, and red lights. The process starts with the blue light at the top of the apparatus. The blue light is actually two lights, two half-moons. The blue lights made their debut before the spring race at Charlotte, N.
Burnout Box The area just before the starting line that is sprayed down with water, so you can do a quick burnout to warm up the tires or slicks for better traction and get rid of any debris lodged in them. This shows you how well the car launches, which affects your elapsed times. At some tracks, speed in miles per hour is also recorded.