Originally Posted by hustler
My big worry is not knowing how far the inside car needs to be to get the inside line. I want to work on that quite a bit more before I run the race.
You have to put the car into the other drivers view before he turns in. Simple as that. None of this BS I had my front bumper at the middle of his door, and he turned down on me. OR the "I presented myself" BS. If the other driver can't SEE you before he turns in, he will turn in on you 90% of the time. SO, if you commit, late brake, make it stick and are fully beside the car before he turns in you'll be golden (almost) every time. People won't hit what they can SEE.
If you do some half *** last minute dive bomb, and only get partially beside the car, totally in his blind spot, don't be surprised if the driver turns in like normal, and trys to get down to the apex like normal.
I don't care what any GCR says about situation A version situation 2.1, car A is 67% of the way beside car B, etc. etc. etc. The goal should be to NEVER make contact with another car. The easiest way to do that is to make 100% sure the driver you are passing knows you are there, and CAN SEE you.
I've never done a chump car race, but I know a few guys/teams that have done both Lemons and Chumpcar and I get the same impression that other people have already expressed, ie ChumpCar is better, ChumpCar cars are generally better "race cars" etc. etc.
And remember, HAVE FUN (oh, and enjoy your BA driver gear...)