Originally Posted by

**BenFenner**

Here's how it happens.

Tree drops.

Car A leaves the line tripping his lane's timer at 6:00:01.00 PM

Car B leaves the line tripping his lane's timer at 6:00:01.50 PM

Car A crosses the finish line, tripping his timer at 6:00:11.00 PM for an ET of 10.00 seconds.

Car B crosses the finish line, tripping his timer at 6:00:11.25 PM for an ET of 9.75 seconds.

Car A wins the race, as usual, because he crossed the finish line first. He had a longer ET, but his reaction time made up for it. This happens all the time. Originally Posted by

I happens so often, I'm surprised you're not familiar with it. Watching a typical top fuel final will result in 3-4 of these usually.**SE-Rican***So stop beating around the bush explain to me how the car with the lower ET in drag racing does not win.*Here's how it happens.

Tree drops.

Car A leaves the line tripping his lane's timer at 6:00:01.00 PM

Car B leaves the line tripping his lane's timer at 6:00:01.50 PM

Car A crosses the finish line, tripping his timer at 6:00:11.00 PM for an ET of 10.00 seconds.

Car B crosses the finish line, tripping his timer at 6:00:11.25 PM for an ET of 9.75 seconds.

Car A wins the race, as usual, because he crossed the finish line first. He had a longer ET, but his reaction time made up for it. This happens all the time.

What happens in a 10.5 index when Car A leaves and runs a 10.58, while Car B sits at the line and leaves after and runs a 10.56?

You are telling me car A wins as he crossed the line first?