Most series offer the choice of a front or rear start. What are some of your thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of both of them?
Pretty much summed it all up, however, a front start and no dust is a HUGE advantage, but your team better be on its game with the timing and scoringFront start=no dust...kinda,less cars you have to pass,you must set the pace and if its not fast anough some one will pass you
Rear start=a little more dust,you know if your passing cars your moving up,you look like a bad @ss when you come through in the lead after starting dead last,more cars to pass...if your in the lead no need to worry abought time because you know you started in the back
just my opinion
we go for rear start most of the time GO FOR IT
Sounds good, but it could be a jam between you and the first start in your class. I like first start, less traffic.Bottlenecks are a disadvantage for the front start. Lets say some car in another class gets stuck on a hill and causes a short logjam. Your 30 second head start just disappeared when your competitors stack up behind you.
My $.02 (which is worth $.01 in the current economy) is that the dust will be the same...unless you are Trophy Truck #1). The rest of us will have to deal with guys starting in faster classes that are...well slower. So dust. The rear start give the driver/co-dog and team an easy way to judge where they are, relative to the rest of the field. The real advantage of a good draw is to avoid bottlenecks...just fewer cars to plug the colon.
My $.02 (which is worth $.01 in the current economy) QUOTE]
Are you sure about that? My $.02 feels like I still owe them when I get done. LOL
I like the front start for the dust reasons but if I can't get a top three starting spot, I would rather have the rear start. You only have to drive hard enough to win on corrected time and not be the leader. You can put more pressure on the leaders and try and make them make the mistakes by overdriving themselves.
I actually like this idea. 2008 SNORE Ridgecrest race, we started up front and our main competitor started behind us. We set the pace all day and he started pushing too hard trying to catch us and started getting some flat tires. We ran a fairly conservative pace and put the pressure on him. Long story short, we won by about 22 minutes.I beg the differ I think the BAMF's are the ones who want and would do all possible to start up front! They are confident in their cars, equipment, and abilities. They feel they can run out front all day long and just smile when looking in the rear view mirror knowing the rest of the class can't touch them!
Of course this can be debated all day long so everyone's opinion is correct....