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Old Jul 21, 2011, 04:04 PM
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We do rolling starts for qualifiers (IFMAR-style), since everyone is on their own clock anyway. That way be get to warm up our tires and spread out on the track before the clock(s) start.

For the Mains, we get a warm up to get heat into the tires, then do what the UK guys do -- have a guy trained as a launcher to send the bikes off in qualifying order. We've got a couple of the car guys and a couple of our kids capable of launching us consistently. On occasion we do get a bike launched off-line, but for the most part, things have been good this way. We did try starter rails a few years ago or starting from against the wall, but having a guy hand launch them has given the best results.
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