Loc: Virginia International Raceway
Originally Posted By: hoffman900
The end of this might create some discussion.
Yeah, Dick was driving his mirrors a trace in T6-T9 and not particularly good under braking at T1 and T5 and Denny did a really dumb move after Dick overshot T9 and Denny decided to drive around the outside of Dick in T10.
Dick didn't cede the position, but didn't "fade out" into Denny, but the fault lies in Denny turning into the corner like Dick wasn't event there, but Dick WAS THERE!
You can't expect people to "helicopter out of the way" when you decide you want the OTHER half of the road than the one you started the corner on.
Chickenshit racing, if you ask me...
Edited by Rules Geek (11/14/1108:04 PM)
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I've seen this video a couple times at different sites and thought the exact same thing. You can't change your race line after you've entered the turn and expect other drivers to know what the dell you're thinking and move to avoid your poor discussion.
Dougie ESCUDERIA AUSTIN-HEALEY '57 AH 100-SIX MM # 414 Florida Green GN.1 FIA G2
Not that this makes it okay, but both Dick and Denny are probably two of the more experienced racers at any vintage weekend. Both have competed in a lot of races at high levels. I don't think Denny was crazy enough to think his 1100lb Super 7 was going to push a 2000lb Triumph off the track, all he had to do was hold his line and Dick would have had to lift at the the exit.
Dick's car having some differential difficulties didn't help. Watch the older video in this thread from 2008 and notice how much more committed he was able to be in T1-T2 and coming off a corner.
Also, both cars are at the opposite of the Group 3 spectrum. The Triumph is almost 900lbs heavier, but has 700cc more displacement. NJMP is a Lotus track, there is no question about that.
Feature race from the same weekend. Still suffering some fuel system issues, but trying until the end. Lost a pin in the oil pump at the end, unfortunately. Lots of back and forth with Randy Williams in the TR3