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Old 02-05-2008, 02:23 PM   #31
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If they have a wardrobe malfunction just say "sorry" and go. And if you're in the B main at a big race just drive right through the leader. That's how to pass in TC. It doesn't make you a hack. Honest it doesn't. The drive thru window is open and you're hungry so let er eat. If you miss in the sweper, get em on the infield. It's not a hack. And if it's really obvious just blurt out "sorry" because that makes it all better.
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Here's the situation: It's any big race of your choice, A-Main. You're running in second place, and using a regular weight body. The leader is using a lightweight body. For the purpose of this discussion, the third place car is a lap down.

Upon trying a pass, you LIGHTLY touch. His body tucks. This is the kind of tap in which, if the leader were also using a regular weight body, there would be no tuck and he could continue on.

What do you do?

A. Do you stop and wait for a marshall to un-tuck his body, and then allow him to continue on in front of you?

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B. You immediately continue on with the race and take the lead. After all, why should YOU be penalized for the fact HE took the chance by running the lightweight body?

I think the question of a lightweight body does not come into play at all. The race director or referee should determine if the contact as a result of the passing attack was incidental or blatant.
While on the stand, if you have decided that the resulting contact was incidental, no reason to wait. Some incidental contact results in a car being ejected from the racing surface...still incidental, no need to wait -others result in a body tuck.
If the attack was blatant, I have to give you kudos for the knife like precision you have to tuck that body in!
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Take a look at the photo with a rear shock tower hanging off of the back of the car prevent tucking. Remove weight from the body and turn around and hang it off the back of your car.
I have been doing that for a few years now on the nitro touring body with heavy wt bodies. they all tuck.
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I have been doing that for a few years now on the nitro touring body with heavy wt bodies. they all tuck.
I guess you missed my point. I was just showing the extra precautions that must be taken in order to run paper thin bodies on carpet tracks with pvc and 2x4 for barriers. Rarely do we see a "REGULAR" weight body get tucked on the carpet and if it does it was a serious hit or someone did not mount the body very well.
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YOUR fault you've touched him so you WAIT no matter what shell he's using. What is wrong with you people?
Wrong. Destroy everything in your path on the way to the front. Haven't you ever raced a touring car??
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Wrong. Destroy everything in your path on the way to the front. Haven't you ever raced a touring car??
Great post, but I think to be 100% accurate, the sentence would end with 1/8 buggy, LOL!!
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Here's the situation: It's any big race of your choice, A-Main. You're running in second place, and using a regular weight body. The leader is using a lightweight body. For the purpose of this discussion, the third place car is a lap down.

Upon trying a pass, you LIGHTLY touch. His body tucks. This is the kind of tap in which, if the leader were also using a regular weight body, there would be no tuck and he could continue on.

What do you do?

A. Do you stop and wait for a marshall to un-tuck his body, and then allow him to continue on in front of you?

or

B. You immediately continue on with the race and take the lead. After all, why should YOU be penalized for the fact HE took the chance by running the lightweight body?

hammer down that's his tuff luck. never understood this hole touring car pull over and wait thing. It's called racing not pull over and wait because my pass was a 3 on a 1-10 scale.
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If you can't pass clean, then...
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That was not a hack. Its how I pass........

I would say rubbing is racing.
But if it causes the lead car to pull over its not rubbing.
If I rub and go no big deal.....catch me if you can?
I think a tuck is more than a rub. And constitutes sportsmanship. If it stalls the car to continue pursuit.

Its really no different than if you stuff some one into the pipe if they cant continue on. And falls into that categorization I think.

Now on the other hand you can say if you don't cut the wheel well out its your own fault.
But we all know how that works out usually.
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So let me get this right...

If you tuck someone running a lightweight body, most think you should wait... if he's running a regular body you go?

one big questions... How the hell do you tell what body he's running on track!

IMO, it requires discrestion on your behalf.... if it's a little love tap, than rubbings racing. If it's a take out (whether intentional or on purpose), you wait.

The type of body you run shouldn't come into it....

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IF you tap him and it looks like this then he's running a lightweight body:
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PULL OVER WAIT TEN SECONDS THEN COINTINUE THIRD PLACE IS STILL HALF A LAP BEHIND BY NOW THIS WAY EVERY ONE WINS AND IT SHOWS SPORTSMAN SHIP AND FAIR PLAY. SHAKE HIS HAND AT THE END OF THE RACE TO SHOW NO HARM CAUSED DELIBERATELY NO BAD FEELING ARE CARRIED TO THE NEXT RACE BY EITHER PARTY OR HIS FRIENDS
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So let me get this right...

If you tuck someone running a lightweight body, most think you should wait... if he's running a regular body you go?

one big questions... How the hell do you tell what body he's running on track!

IMO, it requires discrestion on your behalf.... if it's a little love tap, than rubbings racing. If it's a take out (whether intentional or on purpose), you wait.

The type of body you run shouldn't come into it....

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I ain't stoppin for a body tuck. You wanna run the flimsiest equipment to OCD the last bit of weight out of the car go ahead by all means. Don't come whinning to me when your car can't finish. Let go of you momma's hand!
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