See23 wrote:The wrong car that still won?
See23 wrote:Since you didn't ask me, I'll tell you :
See23 wrote:If slowing the car is the intention then I would suggest you bring the pivot cone closer in, if needed, and create a wall further out to the outside that acts as a visual deterrent rather then an obstruction and leaves room for rotation.
Brain wrote:If every corner flows nicely with the wall way on the outside then the speeds through the corners would be substantially faster. Faster corners lead to faster straights. There are certain areas between the curbs (particularly the side by the horse race track) where the course has to be straight. Somewhere it has to slow down. It's not all about Miatas - I have to pinch the corners enough to slow down the fast cars too. Kym's Vette, Bremner's Subaru, Bjorn's Dwarf etc are still going pretty damn quick before they hit the brakes even when they have to slow right down at a pinch point.
Brain wrote:Oh and which way a car spins on an autocross track isn't nearly as simple as it is on a real race track. Practical theories don't necessarily apply when the elements are so aggressive and so close together. Basically I try to anticipate two or three elements before a turn how different cars might be reacting and what the end results might be. If the car is being tossed side to side prior to corner entry the result can be very different than entering in a steady state where the car is balanced and under control.
Brain wrote:But good news - next weeks course will be different :mrgreen :
Brain wrote:It is my job to cater to the lowest common denominator. If some clown in a 1000 hp car crashes through the gate and hits a bus load of nuns we all lose
Brain wrote:I've probably seen 15 major incidents over the years at various races. Number of novices = 1. Number of good,experienced drivers = 11. Number of drivers that I highly respect and rate in the top 5% of drivers = 3.
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