Out of courtesy to your fellow competitor, we encourage COURTESY STAGING. As you stage your car, please pull forward until the first light (pre-stage) comes on. At that point, you should wait until the car in the opposite lane has done the same. When both cars have pre-staged, either one may then pull into the second beam which fully stages the car. Once the first car has staged, the second car has 10 seconds to pull into the stage beam. If it does not, the red light will come on in that lane, and the opponent will be given a single lane. PLEASE NOTE: The system registers a car as staged if the stage light is on for at lease 0.6 seconds. Therefore, be extra cautious when bumping into the lights.