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Prater Makes 2 Super Pro Finals in Las Vegas


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Russell Prater,of Universal City,and Track Manager at San Antonio Raceway, made the Finals both Saturday and Sunday at the 2007 Las Vegas Bracket Nationals at The Strip in the Super Pro Division.Saturday nite Prater was in the $5000 to Win Super Pro Final against Funny Car driver "Fast Jack" Beckman of North Hills, California with Beckman taking the Win with a .028 RT,7.724 ET and 172.81 mph in his 2006 LandShark Dragster to Praters .013 RT,7.854 ET,at 165.60 mph in his 2000 Cameron Dragster.In Sundays Final,Dean Hill of Guerneville,California took the Super Pro $5000 Win against Prater with a .013 RT,7.430 ET and 178.85 mph to Prater's .016 RT,7.863 ET and 169.15 mph.In the Winner Take All Ultimate Gambler Race,Steve Seipel from San Leandro,California defeated Pete Biondo of Maspeth N.Y to take the $45,000 cash prize.

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Reb,Be surprised how many big money races there are now.Gary Williams won the 12th Annual Million Dollar race at Memphis last month and he pocketed $345,000 cash.And that race was an 1/8 mile.He also won it 3 years ago and his brother has won it once.Between the two brother team,they've hauled alot cash home to Florida.

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Praters .013 RT,7.854 ET,at 165.60 mph

Praters .016 RT,7.863 ET,at 169.15 mph.

Tommy,

 

What's up with the 3 one thousandths faster reaction time but 4 mph slower to be a faster time? Damn near 4 mph faster doesn't make up for the -.003 RT?? Just wondering what contributes to that, from a savy ole pro.

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BigFat,the MPH is measured the last 66ft of the 1/4 mile and the variations come either from dumping at the finish line to keep from breaking out on the dail-in and playing the stripe or The higher mph can be from running it out the back door to play catch up or hoping the make to other car break out.Then there's the wind variations.Sometimes a head wind will gust at the moment the car hits the top end and drop it or a tail wind will pick it up,but normally it's the drivers having a pedal fest on the big end.Another variation is 2 different days,2 different track conditions.The top end can have more adhesion from one day to the next.

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after going to the Drag Racing Slang dictionary and studying for a while. I get it. Thanks.

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