Are you having trouble with the tree? This guy is going red. Looks good doing it – but ultimately this will put you on the trailer and not in the winner’s circle.
Well – guess what.
It is time to put your accelerator foot where your mouth is.
We’ve got a brand new feature that will allow you to compete against the pros in their bids to win races. Think you can beat John Force in 1999? Go for it.
Anyway – we are just putting on the finishing touches of this match race feature. But this is going to be cool.
For Practice Tree Online, we use a randomizer to determine if lane choice will be allowed. If lane choice is allowed – you have to be the first one to the match race and then you get to pick your lane. If you are always the second one to the race – you’ll never get to pick 🙁
Why would a racer prefer one lane over the other?
Also a great question!
For some racers seeing the tree from the left lane poses a challenge. There can be obstacles in the way. For instance – some racers have a hood scoop that impedes their ability to see the tree. For others drivers, physical limitations prevent one lane from being better than the other. At some tracks, it can be difficult to see the tree at certain times of the day because of where the sun sets. For alot of us – its a mindset thing. Any way you slice it, some of us are able to focus better on one side of the tree than others. So here is your chance to practice on the side you are weakest at.
So you’ve been to the track a few times. You finally got the courage to race your own hot rod (even though lately, the best “hot rod” you can find is mom’s old 1992 Chevy Celebrity – that’s okay we aren’t judging). We’re proud of you for going. But its time to up your game.
How can you do it?
Install slicks on your mom’s front-wheel drive car?
Yeah – you could do that.
But you can also work on improving your starting line game.
How can I get better at my starting line game? (you may be wondering)
The first thing you can do is get better at the Christmas Tree.
When you get to the starting line – you should feel as comfortable as possible with how the tree will “feel” when the lights start. That comfort can only come with practice. If you don’t have an opportunity to get on the track every day (most of us don’t have that opportunity – what with jobs and families and stuff) then you need to do the next best thing and that is to hit the practice tree.
There are many high quality practice trees out there. But we created this website to give you a chance to practice when you aren’t in front of your hardware. You can use our practice tree any time – from any where. On your phone. On your laptop. On your desktop. On your iPad. Wherever. Whenever.
In our next post – we’ll cover the second part of getting better at your starting line game – education. Until then … happy practicing!