Shut it down

How is a crapcan race unlike a typical track day?

That’s how. On a track day, you take the “racing line” at all times. Do that in a race with a bunch of red-mist-plagued yahoos and you’re going to get skewered. An open lane is an open invitation. You have to expect that the person behind the person behind you is going to shoot the gap, skid through the braking zone, and trash the unlucky person on the racing line. Make sure that’s not you. Check your mirrors before the turn, and if you don’t trust all the people behind you (and most of the time you won’t) shut down the inside lane by driving in it. No, you won’t go as fast, but you’ll discourage apex-stealers, and if you do get hit, it’s better to absorb that impact on the bumper than the wheel.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s