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Here's a video of me getting hit in the left rear door for your enjoyment: http://youtu.be/YKJBubWszQc?t=10m29s. The car doing the hitting was trying to dive bomb me on turn two/three, bumped me on the left rear, then kept leaning into me. I'll never know how the black mustang to my right didn't get collected in it all! I'd love to see or hear about it from another vantage point if anyone saw it.

Coincidentally, after we checked for damage, I got back out on track near the same red #16 car that hit me and he was still driving like an idiot, along with his teammate in the black car. Hours later, in the night, the same red car hit us AGAIN in turns 10A/B, trying another dive bomb move. It's amazing that they didn't get black flagged out of the race. I tried to track them down afterward but couldn't find the team. Anyway I'm not upset, since I've gotta admit it makes the racing more exciting when there's some aggressive driving, it's just dissappointing to see it from such unskilled drivers. I would've been absolutely floored if a stupid move like that had ended our race.

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This is that "trust" thing I was talking about... driving a car fast is one thing, driving a car fast through traffic is a completely different thing - the red car had a good 20 mph on the camera car by the looks of it...

whoever was in the red 16 also had zero foresight that the camera car was also in the middle of making a pass himself - that should set off little bells-and-whistles in your little pigeon-brain that you might need to approach that situation with a little more patients. Sometimes you will need to L - I - F - T...

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A number of us on British American Racing noticed the the way the Red and Black cars were driving. We commented to each other to watch out for them, we did not realize they were teamates but it makes sense. We felt they were very fast out of the corners, the cars lacked top end gearing, the drivers were talented at car control and could drive sideways BUT they had either no respect or no awareness of the other participants on the track.

Watching your video the part that alarms me is after he hit you twice he decided to pass your car under a waving yellow. What comforts me is that Mike and the other senior Chumps take this stuff seriously and they will take control of these guys. Over three years I've watched the Big Chumps quietly deal with problems, not much gets by them.

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Oh god, I just saw the saga on the other thread. Sorry everybody. I wasn't trying to double post or pile on to this team. At least from reading their replies it's good to know they deserve it.

Dan...lol, shameless.

red0...thanks for the compliments. Our car's a volvo 740 that's had a few races to get the handling sorted. It's a brick in the straights but it's a RWD manual so at least it's fun to drive in the corners.

Hey does anybody have access to all the laptimes? If you do could you pm me? It looks like our rented xponder is already registered to someone else so I can't get to them on mylaps.

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Oh god, I just saw the saga on the other thread. Sorry everybody. I wasn't trying to double post or pile on to this team. At least from reading their replies it's good to know they deserve it.

Dan...lol, shameless.

red0...thanks for the compliments. Our car's a volvo 740 that's had a few races to get the handling sorted. It's a brick in the straights but it's a RWD manual so at least it's fun to drive in the corners.

Hey does anybody have access to all the laptimes? If you do could you pm me? It looks like our rented xponder is already registered to someone else so I can't get to them on mylaps.

I had fun racing/following you guys under the numerous yellow flags until my engine expired at the first red flag... I was driving the red 9 RX7, I think I caught the draft on that big volvo couple of times, it was fun!

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I'll bring the bacon bit-covered donuts.

Hold up. You won't put cheese on your nachos, but yet you'll eat bacon bit covered donuts?! You sir are weird.

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