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Corvette Challenge

What is the East Coast Supercharging Corvette Challenge Drag Racing Series?

It has happened to all of us. You stop at a light in your nice clean shiny deep breathing Corvette and look at the car next to you. All of a sudden you feel like Top fuel driver Tony Schumacher staring down Funny Car driver Ashley Force Hood as you each wait for the light to go green. It goes green and you are off. Then you realize you want to do this all the time and legally. So where do you go? What do you do? How do you compete? The Corvette Challenge is the answer.

Bracket Racing

Drag racing is simple to figure out. You line up next to someone, wait for the light to go green and drive as hard and fast as you can for ¼ mile. Whoever gets to the finish line first wins. This model is simple until you figure out that if you modify a car and spend just a little more money on it, then you will always win. This scenario or "flaw" opens the door for Bracket Racing. Bracket Racing is when you drag race against an opponent you each are racing in your "bracket" so to speak. This bracket is also called a "dial-in". Basically each driver has to honestly predict what amount of elapsed time (ET) is needed for the car to travel the ¼ mile. To keep it honest, you cannot go faster than you predict or you lose in what is called a "breakout". What this does is equalize the cars and shifts the race to the driver's ability to predict a time and react to the starting lights.

The Tree

Christmas Tree The starting lights are affectionately called the "Christmas Tree" because there are so many lights and in varying colors. The car with the slower dial in will be given a head start. The faster car will have to wait for his Christmas tree until the slower car has made up the difference in the dial-in ET. Example. I dial my car in at 13.50 seconds and my opponent at 12.50 seconds. My opponent is 1 second faster than I so I will get a 1 second head start. That means if we do everything the same we will cross the finish line at the same time.

Reaction Time

The amount of time it takes for the driver and his car to react to the green light is where you can win your race. If it takes you one half (.50) second to react to the tree, and your opponent takes 1 full second (1.00), then you will be .50 quicker to the finish line. This, in a nutshell, is Bracket Racing. There are many lessons to learn but the key takeaway for now is that the fastest car will not win. The better driver will win. Which is how you and I can play in multimillion-dollar sport that Bernstein and Force play without going broke.

Competition

What the Corvette Challenge does is allow you to participate in series of races that are Bracket Races as described above, but with an entire field filled with Corvettes. Think about it, all vintages all styles all colors. Here a C6 can race a C1. Think of it as a very fast Car Show where you can see these works of art and experience what is under the hood at the same time.

Schedule of Events for 2011

The season is broken down into Events of which we have 12 for the season. Events are held at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ. At each event, driver's participate in a single elimination race. That is, if you win you go on to round 2. If you lose, you are done for the day and can now spectate and root for your favorite driver, Corvette, vintage, color or club. If you manage to go the entire Event undefeated (6 or 7 rounds), you are the Event winner. You will be featured on our web page until the next event. You will also win a few prizes. Then you can come back to the next event and try all over again. It is that simple. Come out race, play, and watch and have fun.

More competition: Points Champion

If that is not enough then you can join our Points Championship Program in which you accumulate points in effort to become the next Corvette Challenge Champion for the season just like Larry Dixon, John Force and Greg Anderson or bike racer LE Tonglet the 2010 NHRA pro champions. Points Championship is optional. Earning points is easy. Once you sign up for points ($40 fee to Raceway Park) you will be awarded points each time you earn them with your car number. Every Points driver will be awarded 1 point for participating in the 1st round of an event. This is called the "Staging Point". Even if you lose, you will leave with 1 point for the day toward the championship. Now if you win you will be awarded another point. So if you lose 1st round you will have 1 point. Win 1st round you will have 2. Each subsequent round you win earns you another point. Sorry no "staging point" is award for the subsequent rounds. So if you win 7 rounds you will leave with 8 points. Simply put you will always have one more point than the number of rounds you win. The points are added to your previous Event performances and you will be ranked against all other drivers. Points drivers race for trophies, jackets and year-end cash and prizes as well. Most importantly the top points drivers at mid season (to be announced) participate in a special Wednesday night race and the Top points driver as of September (to be announced) will be invited to participate in the National Bracket Finals. Only races 2 through 11 of the season are point's races.

You can race Heads-Up too! Two Heads-up Index Classes.

The Corvette Challenge also runs three series' within the series. The Pro 10.50 Index and Pro 11.50 Index classes are each heads-up drag racing on a pro tree for the hard-core racer. Each class has the drivers start at the same time and race to finish, heads-up. The classes are divided into performance levels that are regulated by the performance capability by a hard index rather than extensive engine rules. Pro 10.50 Index is a 10.50 index and Pro 11.50 an 11.50 index. Drivers can race in the Corvette Challenge bracket class in addition to the one Pro class to double up the racing on any given day. The Pro classes are limited to 5 dates each. Drivers can also choose to run for a championship in these classes. Visit www.corvettechallenge.info and click on the class link for complete rules.

Spectators and supporters are welcome.

You can come out to meet new people, watch the racing and friendly competition. Many drivers bring their spouses for support or even their entire families. Clubs bring members to race and members to cheer, support and maybe even engage in a little friendly "trash talking". Even Corvette owners who choose not to race still bring their Corvettes to support the Series.

This is what the Corvette Challenge is about. We hope that you can make it to at least one of our events if not all for the coming year. And remember to "Save the Wave".

Attendance

YearResultsDateCorvettes
2011 Event 10 November 5, 2011 41
2011 Event 9 November 5, 2011 56
2011 Event 8 October 22, 2011 54
2011 Event 7 October 22, 2011 66
2011 Event 6 August 20, 2011 48
2011 Event 5 August 20, 2011 66
2011 Event 4 May 21, 2011 53
2011 Event 3 April 9, 2011 61
2011 Event 2 March 26, 2011 59
2011 Event 1 March 19, 2011 51
2010 Event 11 November 6, 2010 62
2010 Event 10 October 30, 2010 71
2010 Event 9 October 16, 2010 65
2010 Event 8 August 21, 2010 63
2010 Event 7 August 14, 2010 70
2010 Event 6 July 24, 2010 60
2010 Event 5 June 5, 2010 66
2010 Event 4 April 24, 2010 70
2010 Event 3 April 3, 2010 78
2010 Event 2 March 27, 2010 75
2010 Event 1 March 20, 2010 42
2009 Event 10 November 21, 2009 68
2009 Event 9 October 31, 2009 43
2009 Event 8 October 10, 2009 54
2009 Event 7 July 25, 2009 57
2009 Event 6 July 11, 2009 78
2009 Event 5 June 6, 2009 59
2009 Event 4 May 9, 2009 75
2009 Event 3 April 4, 2009 60
2009 Event 2 March 21, 2009 64
2009 Event 1 March 14, 2009 39
2008 Event 10 November 22, 2008 73
2008 Event 9 September 20, 2008 88
2008 Event 8 August 30, 2008 53
2008 Event 7 August 9, 2008 92
2008 Event 6 July 12, 2008 98
2008 Event 5 June 28, 2008 58
2008 Event 4 April 26, 2008 73
2008 Event 3 April 26, 2008 70
2008 Event 2 March 29, 2008 80
2008 Event 1 March 15, 2008 36
2007 Event 11 November 17, 2007 62
2007 Event 10 October 20, 2007 79
2007 Event 9 September 1, 2007 63
2007 Event 8 July 14, 2007 72
2007 Event 7 July 7, 2007 76
2007 Event 6 May 12, 2007 73
2007 Event 5 April 21, 2007 79
2007 Event 4 April 14, 2007 93
2007 Event 3 April 14, 2007 88
2007 Event 2 March 31, 2007 80
2007 Event 1 March 10, 2007 53
2006 Event 12 November 18, 2006 20
2006 Event 11 October 21, 2006 71
2006 Event 10 October 7, 2006 80
2006 Event 9 November 11, 2006 80
2006 Event 8 August 19, 2006 70
2006 Event 7 July 29, 2006 74
2006 Event 6 November 4, 2006 66
2006 Event 5 May 13, 2006 76
2006 Event 4 April 15, 2006 84
2006 Event 3 April 1, 2006 73
2006 Event 2 March 18, 2006 90
2006 Event 1 March 11, 2006 54
2005 Event 12 November 19, 2005 36
2005 Event 11 November 12, 2005 16
2005 Event 10 November 5, 2005 71
2005 Event 9 October 29, 2005 61
2005 Event 8 September 3, 2005 69
2005 Event 7 August 7, 2005 11
2005 Event 7 August 6, 2005 62
2005 Event 6 July 30, 2005 80
2005 Event 5 July 9, 2005 63
2005 Event 4 June 11, 2005 65
2005 Event 3 May 7, 2005 59
2005 Event 2 July 23, 2005 43
2005 Event 1 March 19, 2005 86
2004 Event 16 *November 13, 2004 16
2004 Event 11 *November 20, 2004 0
2004 Event 10 November 6, 2004 55
2004 Event 9 October 23, 2004 80
2004 Event 8 October 9, 2004 55
2004 Event 7 September 4, 2004 74
2004 Event 6 *August 22, 2004 13
2004 Event 6 August 7, 2004 72
2004 Event 5 July 10, 2004 65
2004 Event 4 June 26, 2004 91
2004 Event 3 May 29, 2004 70
2004 Event 2 April 3, 2004 66
2004 Event 1 March 13, 2004 88
2003 Event 11 *November 15, 2003 57
2003 Event 10 November 1, 2003 64
2003 Event 9 October 25, 2003 54
2003 Event 8 October 11, 2003 52
2003 Event 7 September 6, 2003 61
2003 Event 6 August 30, 2003 60
2003 Event 5 August 16, 2003 83
2003 Event 4 July 26, 2003 73
2003 Event 3 July 12, 2003 86
2003 Event 2 June 28, 2003 99
2003 Event 1 March 22, 2003 101
2002 Event 10 November 9, 2002 48
2002 Event 9 November 2, 2002 57
2002 Event 8 October 26, 2002 54
2002 Event 7 September 21, 2002 77
2002 Event 6 August 31, 2002 71
2002 Event 5 July 27, 2002 66
2002 Event 4 July 13, 2002 73
2002 Event 3 June 29, 2002 82
2002 Event 2 May 25, 2002 79
2002 Event 1 April 6, 2002 78
2001 Event 7 November 17, 2001 54
2001 Event 6 November 10, 2001 68
2001 Event 5 October 6, 2001 27
2001 Event 4 September 22, 2001 58
2001 Event 3 July 7, 2001 46
2001 Event 2 May 12, 2001 36
2001 Event 1 March 17, 2001 18





 
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