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Old 10-06-2004, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default I F M A R starts or heads up

ok after a heated debate with one of my racing pals I thought I would do this and ask this question.


Which do you the racer prefer at big races???

heads up start qualifing or

I F M A R starts ???? ( for qualifing)
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IFMAR. I like starting heads up for the main (what would be the point of an IFMAR start in a main?) but I think the IFMAR starts give everyone a better shot at a clean qualifier.
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IFMAR. I like starting heads up for the main (what would be the point of an IFMAR start in a main?) but I think the IFMAR starts give everyone a better shot at a clean qualifier.
well of course heads up for the mains
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I like the 2004 Reedy format....Factory Invites Heads Up and everyone else IFMAR

Makes for some exciting racing...watching it that is!!
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Club races - Heads up

You get more practice passing cars that are equal to you in speed and get more practice dealing with packs of cars.

Big Races - Ifmar all the way.
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I like the 2004 Reedy format....Factory Invites Heads Up and everyone else IFMAR

Makes for some exciting racing...watching it that is!!
one thing that you dont concive sonny boy . is that the FACTORY class did not run qualifiers every one of there races was a main event that gave them points on how they finished HELLO



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IFMAR 4 the qualifiers and heads up 4 main
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thats what I thought everyone would say .. thank you for your input
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Around here (NorCal) we do Heads-Up all the time, everywhere. Its supposed to build driver skill but in my heats thats just more cars that are able to take me out (And...ironically enough, they do!)

I'll race either way...but IFMAR style gets my vote
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Around my area (NorCal) we do Heads-Up all the time, everywhere. Its supposed to build driver skill but in my heats thats just more cars that are able to take me out

???? even at major events???
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IN 19 turn, Mod & Expert Stock its really no problem...but in Novice and Stock (I'm a stock boy) its a real problem

In mains its really not a problem (because the field usually gets seperated well enough from A to B) but in the heats...it can get hairy
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???? even at major events???
at every "big" race I've been to in norcal they've used IFMAR qualifying, club races are heads up
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We use IFMAR for qualifying and heads up for mains also. Qualifying is just that its not a race. Its nice to be spread out. Thats the idea anyhow. Ive seen a slow start where the last guy to go is about to get lapped by the first guy already.

I personally dont like qualifying much. Id rather have heat races and set up the grid for the main that way.
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