Are you better Leader or Follower? Remember your Strengths and use this to your advantage.
As for the back markers, you need to use some reasonable restraint when deciding to pass. Better to lose a few 10th hanging back and waiting for an opening than 10 seconds from getting Hacked into the boards.
Another thing. If this is the BIG
one, the back markers should have the courtesy to move aside, if not then you may have to MOVE them aside yourself. (understand
) A Guy 1+ laps down should not be holding back the top 3 leaders in my opinion and may need some "Nudging" to get with the program.
Good luck, Keep cool.