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SCR Bracket Gambler


2017 ET Bracket Gamblers Race Dates:

Congratulations to our 2016 winners
Lee Chiles, Neil Allouette, Vic Parsons, Dave 'Tig' Napier Nick Barnett

2017 ET Bracket Gamblers is proudly supported by American Car Magazine, Serck Motorsport/On The Bottle, Lucas Oil & Rob Co. Tooling

But what's the Bracket Gamblers all about?
This special one of a kind ET Bracket is open to all Street Legal cars and race car Doorslammers only. It is intended to run a maximum of 32 cars, or a minimum of 16 cars (which ever prevails at Signing On) in an ET Bracket Racing event with predicted dial-ins where the winner and runner up takes home a cash prize and a trophy for his/her efforts. But what is ET Bracket Racing!!!!

How does it all work?
ET Bracket Racing is a handicap race which gives the slower vehicle a head start. The difference between vehicle A starting first before vehicle B is determined by the difference of dial-in times. The predicted dial-in must be displayed CLEARLY on your vehicle during qualifying and eliminations. It must be made visible for the timing crew in race control. It is the drivers' responsibility to ensure the dial-in is clear. Once the driver has entered Pre Stage they are deemed to have accepted their dial in time as displayed on the score boards. Your predicted dial-in must be within the ET BRACKET parameters.

For example driver A may dial-in a time of 12.50 seconds and driver B a time of 13.30 seconds. A quick calculation reveals that driver B gains .8 of a second advantage at the start from the activation of the green light in his lane only. Driver A on the activation of the green light in his lane has to catch driver B to win the race thus making for close competitive racing at the finish line. This is why it is important to get a good start.

However, neither driver may run quicker than the time with which they dialled in because to do so would mean instant disqualification during eliminations (known as a 'Breakout') giving the other driver the automatic win to the next round. If both drivers run quicker than their dialled in times then the winner is determined by the driver who broke out in the least amount of their dialled in time.

Another form of disqualification is a foul start (or Red-Light). This happens when the driver reacts to the 'Christmas Tree' too quickly and drives away from the starting line before the green light. Should dual infractions occur, say a red-light and then a break-out, the red light would be classified as the worst infraction. Its as simple as that.

Event Format
There will be one/two rounds of qualifying for those drivers taking part in the Gamblers race followed by either 4 or 5 rounds of eliminations dependant on the field size. Those drivers who don't make the field, sorry but that's part of the Gamble.

Helmets are mandatory at all Shakespeare County Raceway Events.
There will be NO EXCEPTIONS

Time Table:

By 10.00am all drivers will be required to have been scrutineered and signed on. 10.00am to 1.00pm - two/three shot qualifying rounds. In the event of a 32 Car Ladder being run the programme will run as: 12.30 pm Round 1, 1.00 pm Round 2, 2.00 pm Quarter Finals, 3.00 pm Semi Finals, 4.00 pm Final.

All timings are subject to change due to track and weather conditions permitting.

In the event of a 16 car ladder being run then the first round will begin at 1.00 pm and so on. Please listen to PA announcements. All timings are subject to change due to track and weather conditions permitting.

How Much To Race
In addition to the General Admission to the Raceway and the RWYB Track Fee of £25 (or £40
for the weekend) £10 buys you a place and a race number in the Bracket. This will go into the prize purse for the winner and runner up. Both will also receive a trophy for their efforts. Good luck and enjoy your day.


The Management of Shakespeare County Raceway reserves the right to make changes to the rules and procedures outlined above. Any changes will be published on the notice board or given out over the PA system.

racing engines may be started before 10.00am. Please listen to all PA announcements.

The next ET Bracket Gamblers Race will be

See you at the strip!