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The white BMW EC car was poking around at about 20% race speed when the track was under full course caution. We ended up behind him for two cautions and it cost us over a minute and a half EACH time we got stuck behind him.

That is one of my biggest pet peeves with inexperienced racers. Some people don't understand the fact that they lose time, and EVERYONE ONE ELSE BEHIND THEM looses time when they just lolly gag during a yellow flag. They don't have to go race pace, but 40%-50% is OK to catch up with the rest of the field.

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That is one of my biggest pet peeves with inexperienced racers. Some people don't understand the fact that they lose time, and EVERYONE ONE ELSE BEHIND THEM looses time when they just lolly gag during a yellow flag. They don't have to go race pace, but 40%-50% is OK to catch up with the rest of the field.

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Yeah and the other problem is that there are asshats who are still going 9/10ths or better under FCY, or worse, past the incident - because they want to catch up to the field.

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Well, we were 6 seconds behind a car for position before a caution, then after the caution we were 1 minute, 38 seconds back of that same car. That really sucks when you work so hard to catch them under green. Its not quite as depressing as being incorrectly black flagged while leading though!

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I just know that when the rain started, the bimmers ran for cover. :) Frankly, I don't blame them. Those were not cheap cars like ours. I only saw the silver Miata under the lights in the rain, although others may have been running and I didn't come across them during my night stint.

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Many of them quit running when the rains started falling again in the evening. No need to wad up a 40K M3 in the rain at night I suppose...

$40K? the way he blistered me coming up on the BusStop i would suggest $60K plus. passed me like i was sitting still.

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Many of them quit running when the rains started falling again in the evening. No need to wad up a 40K M3 in the rain at night I suppose...

I'm surprised the silver one was fixed and hauled back across the country after it was wadded up after turn #3 @ Laguna in december.

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They lost the splitter at some point, must have been an off (I'm guessing bus stop). But they fixed that and went back at it.

Speaking of which, the bus stop was the best part of the whole track for me. Getting it right was extremely rewarding, all the way back to turn one. :) Getting it wrong meant a spin and a car full of dirt (an elbow to one of my teammates haha).

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They lost the splitter at some point, must have been an off (I'm guessing bus stop). But they fixed that and went back at it.

Speaking of which, the bus stop was the best part of the whole track for me. Getting it right was extremely rewarding, all the way back to turn one. :) Getting it wrong meant a spin and a car full of dirt (an elbow to one of my teammates haha).

while we are on that particular subject................... anyone get a picture of my 360 / 450 / 540 "oh sheetz moment" ?

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That splitter came off the Silver 84 BMW in like the first two laps... I saw that right away because he started near the front and got away from the pack... I figured it was from the speed and the downforce just pulling it off...

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I agree with Jer. If you screwed up the chicane, you most all momentum for NASCAR 3 and 4, all the way through the Tri-Oval, which affected your line and entry into T1 (road course). Getting the Bus Stop right, especially in the rain, was critical.

I agree if you hit the last apex during the rain storm our car would hydroplane up to the banking, very unnerving to say the least, glad the banking was there to CATCH me.

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I hydroplaned coming out of the bus stop. Thought I was going to back up into the wall but the shot down toward the infield with a spin then back up the bank. Somebody did a good job of missing me. I was in the #121 240 sx Silver Bullet around 645. Thanks to somebody!

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