I agree the BMW was way too far back to ever get a point by. If someone is that far back on me I will assume they are watching my line and aren't going to get a timely point by. If you aren't comfortable filling someone's mirrors, then stay out of the advanced group.
Originally Posted by aidandj
Separate question: What is people's opinions on point by's when in line. I was in a line of 5 cars all waiting to get pointed by. There was a BMW on my tail, who was faster than me on the straights, but we were still stuck in a line.
I didn't point him by until I cleared the line, and then let him by. After the session he passive aggressively walked by me and said if someone is behind you for 4 laps let him by. I responded with the correct amount of vulgar insults and we went on our way. Was I in the wrong for not letting him by while I was also waiting to be let by?
Depends on the circumstance. Sometimes I'll give them the point hoping they can clear the jam quickly and maybe even clue some drivers into the fact there are others behind them. Other times they stay behind until we clear the jam and then they get a point on the very first opportunity.
If I'm on a fast track like Road Atlanta and a vette is in my mirror, he gets a point by and can go deal with the traffic in front. Often he will move quickly through the jam and be free. A spec Miata in the same situation can wait in line just like me, and I'll do my best to make sure that after we clear traffic he is in front before we hit the tightest sections of the track.
A lot of it will come down to how much of your car I've seen that weekend and how fast I think you are. And especially if I think your car is aggressive enough looking/sounding to help break apart the jam.
Some of the most enjoyable track experiences have been playing follow the leader with another car turning similar lap times, switching off on the leader position every couple laps. Did that last year with a LS powered RX7 at Gateway. He'd leave me behind on the banked oval and main straight, I'd leave him behind on the infield. If your newfound friend is a Miata on Hoosiers and you have RC1s, just make sure you don't try to take the same line at the same speed. Unless you like trimming grass that is. Not that I've ever done that or anything
Meh. I think both are racing incidents. Personally, I would have backed off and practiced car-conservation in the TWS incident. That's just a really hairy part of the track and the other driver was sandwiched. I would have done exactly the same thing at Hallett though. It looked perfectly fine to me, just surprised at the lack of awareness from the other driver.
Really enjoyed watching you drive that Formula Ford. Nice, smooth edge-of-grip driving.
Camaro clocked at 171 mph on Highway 61
By John Myers on Apr 11, 2016 at 7:13 p.m.
What is it about the Duluth-Two Harbors expressway?
In February it was a Nissan Sentra doing 137 mph. And on Friday night a jet-black 2016 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS was clocked at 171 mph on that stretch of Minnesota Highway 61.
Hermantown Police Department Deputy Chief Shawn Padden was on loan as part of a Minnesota State Patrol "Toward Zero Deaths" DWI saturation effort Friday night when the radar in his Dodge Charger squad car started screaming.
"I had just come off (McQuade Road) heading toward Duluth, right by the Sinclair gas station," Padden said. "He was going north, or east, toward Two Harbors. ... The first speed that came up was 171, then 168 and then 143. When he went by me it was a blur. You get used to seeing people going 65 or 70 and what that looks like. But I've never seen anything like this. It's like a rocket on wheels at that point."
Padden happened to be right at a crossover and made a hurried U-turn heading for Two Harbors. It was 6:50 p.m.
"I hit the lights and siren and called it in to the State Patrol. ... I had to get my car up to 135 just to get close enough for him to see my lights on," Padden said.
The driver, a 36-year-old Lakeside man, pulled over quickly "which is good because we'd probably be in Canada right now," Padden joked.
When asked, of course, the man said he didn't know how fast he was going. An unidentified woman was in the passenger seat.
Padden said he wrote the driver a "coupon" for misdemeanor careless driving, a step above the usual petty misdemeanor traffic ticket.
A guilty finding or plea on a careless driving charge can bring up to a $1,000 fine and 90 days in jail and, for cases involving speeds of more than 100 mph, can result in revocation of driver's license under Minnesota law.
"If he hits anything at that speed, a deer or whatever, it's going to end badly for the people in that car and maybe for someone else. There is no reaction time at that speed," Padden said. "That's the fastest I've ever seen" on radar.
The Camaro 1SS has a 455 horsepower, 6.2 liter V-8 engine. Car and Driver magazine says the car will do 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds, 0-100 mph in 9.3 seconds and has a top speed of about 160 mph.
Also, it sounds like Chevy may be underrating the top speed on the SS.
"McGee wanted to post an image of herself going fast. She argued that she was, 'Just trying to get the car to 100 miles per hour to post it on Snapchat.'" the victim's lawyers say. A passenger in McGee's car said she had hit 113 mph on the Snapchat filter, they added. When the cars hit, the speed was 107 mph, according to the complaint. The speed limit was 55.
UNBELIEVABLE! Notice how this stupid C@%$ was able to update everyone with another snap as she was being taken away in the ambulance. After all the mayhem she had just caused, she still didn't get. I think she should be locked up for many, many years . . . and WITHOUT access to social media!