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Old 04-04-2005, 09:59 AM   #16
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If you are 3 laps down you are just doing laps and should not be fighting for any position. The leader should not have to use his bumper and the announcer should call that instance.

If that was me usually that would indicate a problem with my car and I would pull off line for the leader to pass and then try to follow what the leader is doing. I would never pull a car if it was that bad, I would finish the race, gaining experience and trying to make good sport of whatever bad situation that arose to make the car that bad.
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:05 AM   #17
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I think the understood rule should be you can fight for the first lap, after that jump out of the way.
I like that rule
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:09 AM   #18
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I think the understood rule should be you can fight for the first lap, after that jump out of the way.
Exactly. And once you're lapped, you don't start bonzai-ing the leader to try to re-pass them either. A lot of it also becomes the responsibility of the race director as well to be observant and call traffic instead of just watching the scoring monitor the whole time.
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:11 AM   #19
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When in doubt, take him out!

Just kidding. Courtesy says you should move over.

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Old 04-04-2005, 10:29 AM   #20
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WHAT DOES a bigger track have to with moving out of the way If you dont have lappers at your out door tracks someone is not doing something right.


I agree with the 3 turn rule if the director has told the person to move and dosn't in 3 turns then its move or be moved time

Simply there is more room for people to move around on outdoor tracks. There is no reason outdoors to not safely get by lappers.

6ft lanes vs 10-15ft lanes makes alot of diffrence. As well as someone mentioned on smaller indoor tracks the action i so fast and tight its often easy for racers to loose track of who is where on the track.

I was at a trophy race a few years ago where i had a crap start and ended up working from the back of the pack. With one minute to go i felt pressue from 2 cars on my rear, i had no idea where i was in the order and assumed i was being lapped....... OOOOOOOOPS! I was in second place and i pulled over and let them by! WTF?? I could not hear the race director and the place was packed and noisy. I screwed up big time. I was up front in that race, and vowed never to pull a bonehead move like pull over like that again. I had a club race where the race director ordered the wrong guy to let the leaders go by........ The guy was actually leading the guys that went by... So its not a perfect world out there, give backmarkers and leaders some time to make sure there move is the right move.
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Exactly. And once you're lapped, you don't start bonzai-ing the leader to try to re-pass them either. A lot of it also becomes the responsibility of the race director as well to be observant and call traffic instead of just watching the scoring monitor the whole time.
I had that this Saturday. I was lapping a guy, (a few times) and everytime I passed him, coming out of the corner, he'd gun it right into my rear bumper.
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We use to have a rule around here called 3 downs and a punt
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:43 AM   #23
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Nice!

(Sounds like OU! Sorry, had to say it David )
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I had that this Saturday. I was lapping a guy, (a few times) and everytime I passed him, coming out of the corner, he'd gun it right into my rear bumper.

I have seen this before... Come to think of it I am sure we all have, but I don't think it's intentional though. A beginner or slower diver see's a faster guy pass and he yanks into the throttle and his car oversteers as he looks at your car instead of driving his line and he ends up slamming right into you.

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Old 04-04-2005, 10:45 AM   #25
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Problem was he wasn't exactly a beginner.
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Oh man, I sooo walked into that one, nice lol
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:51 AM   #27
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Yes you did
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No, it's the fact that people blow the line, you get the inside, but because they're off line they can actually gun it sooner and give you a colo-rectal-cancer exam. This happens a lot with brushless drivers running with stock. They have all the bottom end torque even in the limited mode that they just run up upon you off the corner. Again, the race director can do sooooo much to reduce or eliminate this
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Man Jon, you might as well have said "Boomer Sooner" there too, lol
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New season, its all good lol
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