Originally Posted by S2oooNvegas,Oct 21 2007, 02:02 AM
trap speeds have nothing to do with roll races, so take into consideration the other 150,000,000,000 variables before you do roll race. then just go ahead and do it, youll be amazed at the outcomes.
Trap speeds have a lot to do with roll races as they are a decent indicator of lbs/hp and aerodynamics. This ratio is about as good an indicator as anything in predicting the winner of a roll race as traction and a driver's ability to launch successfully are not a consideration.
The skill of the driver just doesn't make as much difference between two drivers in a roll race as compared to a race from a stop. Therefore the pure speed of the car is more heavily factored into the result. Given equal cars a good driver will usually prevail over an average or poor driver, but that's not really a surprise.