Ten of the Best (TOTB), is a performance road car event run by Straightliners, aimed at finding the best all round car club and drivers in Europe. Handling, top speed and a 1/4m drag strip are used to determine the best of the best, Ten Of The Best!
Drag strip racing is a standing start event over a quarter mile (1320 feet, 402 m). It allows three factors to affect the outcome of the race: reaction time, torque, and traction. Vehicles and motorcycles start their burn-outs to clean and heat up their tyres to improve traction. There is a set of lights known as a 'Christmas Tree' that counts down to the start. There is also a return road for the vehicles to return from the end of the track to the pit area.
All cars that compete in our main road competition class are road legal, taxed, tested and insured. There is also a new "pro-drag class" for the ultimate drag specific cars. Many of the cars that compete at TOTB are modified, some to the extreme. Many of the entrants have built and modified their own vehicles, while others represent the cream of the crop from the tuners and garages that specialise in the types of cars entered to compete.
Points are awarded in each of the three disciplines overall, making it extremely difficult to score points in all disciplines, unless the car and driver are on top form!
The Pro-Drag class will have its own shootout final and trophy, with regular head to head runs during the event.
Individual classes are also used to determine class trophies:
1. FWD (front wheel drive)
2. RWD (rear wheel drive)
3. 4WD (four wheel drive)
4. Pro Drag