Track owners? What about the idiot (with the in-car camera) that rammed
him from behind, which started the whole mess?
At any pre-race driver's meeting they'll tell you: "When at full speed
on the straight, do not ram the car ahead of you. This is not NASCAR."
Well, true, but when you are in a spec class, running in a bunch down a
straight, that's about as hair-raising as anything I've done. You are
watching the guy in front of your bumper, and through his glass, the guy
in front of him. While watching the track, and keeping tabs on the cars
either side of you, and watching the tach, shifting. You are also
looking for a dip of the head, hand movement etc to indicate who is
going for the brakes first. If it's the guy in front of you, and you
don't know him well enough to spot the signs, or otherwise know when he
will brake for that turn, you are probably going to tap him or worse.
Those are expensive cars in that video, in a very competitive
series. I doubt an amateur would be there.
That berm is a new addition to Mid Ohio, this year. Early in the year,
they added two sections of track that allow them to run the main course,
minus the key hole, and run the key hole as a seperate track.
The berm is to prevent someone skidding off one track, into the other.
Prior to this modification, done just a few months ago, Joey could have
gathered up the car and kept going straight, bypassing the kink and
re-entering the track a couple of hundred metres down the back straight.
I'm sure the track modifications seemed like a good idea at the time....
KMS - Koala Motorsport
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