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This Miata Driver Passes 17 Cars in Just One Lap

 
Old 07-06-2019, 12:14 AM
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:57 AM
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More exciting than F1
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:01 AM
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That's what happens when put a better car and a better driver at the back of the pack and there are a bunch of lesser cars and lesser drivers in front of him. It also helps that forcing your way through with contact is not an issue.
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:22 AM
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My ears hurt but its good to know that there IS a car that sounds worse than a Spec Boxster!
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Nothing sounds worse than a spec miata and there's no amount of hearing protection that can drown them out...
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That's racing. Mesmerizing and a work of art. I noticed how the driving (by others) cleaned up and racing room was given to him upon every overlap as he approached the pointy end of the field. Most of the "it's my corner!" pinheads were at the back, including the one he punted off in the early part.

He wasn't "ahead at turn-in" in 90%+ of his passes. He should have backed off and waited for a better chance.
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:20 AM
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Wait a minute, I was in that race (in a different class)! Very cool to see the action behind me. Now I know what everyone was talking about after the race.

Just a side note - the driver's family runs an excellent race-friendly body shop out here, so fixing the occasional Miata dent is likely no problem.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:32 PM
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Did he have a lap timer or track insurance?
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:54 PM
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Just typical of driving the 405 on any day in LA.
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Originally Posted by Nizer
Nothing sounds worse than a spec miata and there's no amount of hearing protection that can drown them out...
Not true. A full race unmuffled old RX7 sounds worse
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Originally Posted by hf1 View Post
That's racing. Mesmerizing and a work of art. I noticed how the driving (by others) cleaned up and racing room was given to him upon every overlap as he approached the pointy end of the field. Most of the "it's my corner!" pinheads were at the back, including the one he punted off in the early part.

He wasn't "ahead at turn-in" in 90%+ of his passes. He should have backed off and waited for a better chance.
It also was a little harder to pass each subsequent car as he got to the front of the pack.

The yellow car with black stripes looks like it got punted into him rather than the other way around.

Although it was aggressive, it didn't look like he made any dangerous or overly aggressive moves. He knew what he was doing and drove with the confidence of no 13/13 rule.

That is racing and looked like a lot of fun!
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Originally Posted by LuigiVampa View Post
It also was a little harder to pass each subsequent car as he got to the front of the pack.

The yellow car with black stripes looks like it got punted into him rather than the other way around.

Although it was aggressive, it didn't look like he made any dangerous or overly aggressive moves. He knew what he was doing and drove with the confidence of no 13/13 rule.

That is racing and looked like a lot of fun!
His moves are neither dangerous nor overly aggressive as long as everyone leaves racing room upon overlap. The pointy end in spec miata knows this which is why the racing looks smoother and cleaner there. The back end is more likely to have rookies with the “it’s my corner and I’m going for the apex just like I did at DE, regardless of who has overlap with me on the inside” mentality, so contact is much more likely there. Has nothing to do with 13/13 — it’s just different passing rules that encourage both co-existence and good (aggressive yet smooth) racing.
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But did he pass Mr Mustang?
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Originally Posted by Glyndellis View Post
Did he have a lap timer or track insurance?
May least two lap timers-as a fail safe-and two policies. Otherwise, could never go that flat out.
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Originally Posted by hf1 View Post
His moves are neither dangerous nor overly aggressive as long as everyone leaves racing room upon overlap. The pointy end in spec miata knows this which is why the racing looks smoother and cleaner there. The back end is more likely to have rookies with the “it’s my corner and I’m going for the apex just like I did at DE, regardless of who has overlap with me on the inside” mentality, so contact is much more likely there. Has nothing to do with 13/13 — it’s just different passing rules that encourage both co-existence and good (aggressive yet smooth) racing.
No 13/13 means different passing rules.

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May least two lap timers-as a fail safe-and two policies. Otherwise, could never go that flat out.
Agreed. You can't drive like that with an uninsured car and no lap timer. You can tell just by watching.
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