Another big thing for consistency is how you stage your car. You really want to stage your car in the same place every time. Staging affects rollout (the time your car starts moving before it trips the starting beam). If you just roll into the lights and don't stage in the same exact spot every time, this will affect your reaction times, when in the tree you leave, and could cause you to red light easier. I always roll in until the Pre-Stage bulb lights up, then stop immediately and slowly inch forward. As soon as the Stage bulb lights I immediately stop. This way I know I am in the same spot every time, my rollout should be the same, and once I find the sweet spot on the tree for leaving, I can leave at the same point every time. Also, the further back you stage while still having both bulbs lit also gives you more room to get the car moving before you even trip the timing light which should cut lower ETs. This is the rollout I talked about earlier. The more rollout you leave yourself, the better you can get your car going before the clock starts. Think about it, if you are on the highway traveling at 65 and you were to time how long it takes you to travel the next 1/4 mile, it would be much quicker than if you started from a dead stop. So even a little bit of rollout distance is better than nothing at all.
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