About the Guest: Todd Burks is one of the top bracket racers in the country - He cemented that in '03 with back to back IHRA and NHRA race wins. Though thrilled to win those races, Todd still prefers to run the big buck bracket races, where he's also had success.
About the Show:
Howd you get started in racing
Tell us about your path to where you are today
This year you won an IHRA and NHRA race back to back, tell us about that
Equipment Give us your thoughts on the following:
Car type doorslammer, dragster, etc
Engine Combination, tuning
Trans & Converter
Preparation Give us some tips for both:
At the track, before first round - What should racers be doing?
Lets start in the staging lanes, move down the track and get your advice.
Staging lanes what should we be doing here?
Starting Line - Burnout, Staging, etc
Mid Track - What should racers be doing here?
Give us some advice on playing it close
What are some of the games that go on?
Between rounds - Give us some advice on what we should be doing
Consistency is obviously very important
How do you keep your reaction times consistent?
How do you keep the car consistent?
Confidence I know youre a big believer in its importance explain
How do you get yourself out of a slump?
Whats more important, the equipment or the driver?
Tell us about being hypnotized
Tell us the story of the importance of knowing the track
Lets talk about how poor conditions (track, weather, etc) can be a good thing
Biggest mistakes racers make
Whats the best piece of advice youd give
Tips from other good racers youve known and raced with