It's like with the Sharks at Reno, if we would have given them 100 laps, they would have been angry and sulky and just kinda cruised around the track all weekend. Zero laps and they would have raced as if they could have somehow won.
But, 5 laps, man, they would have TRIPLE TIMED IT, cause you just gotta make up those all important laps!!! And then, like we said, they raced so hard they made a stupid move and took themselves out of the race.
(and Clay, before you start complaining, hitting the gas pedal when you see a wreck in front of you is less safe than hitting the brake -- sorry)
LOL. No complaining.
Yeah, that's what I did, hit the gas pedal when I saw a wreck in front of me. I wanted to hurry up and be first on the scene. That's the EMT deep inside of me trying to get out. There wasn't a wreck in front of me. The car on my front right was sliding to the outside of the left turn and I was already making my tight inside pass move when it started to slide.
If you look at the "V8olvo meeting the Wedganator" crash video at TH '09, that's near exactly what happened to me, minus the car actually spinning out in the turn and that I was already in the turn when the CRX started to spin. Dilligaf CRX was more sliding to the outside while we were both in the middle of the turn. If I applied the brakes then I risked sliding toward both the Dilligaf CRX and the Blanco Basura Prelude on my rear right that I had just passed on the inside.
So, it was a instant judgment I made to get away from a spinning car that backfired on me and most importantly my team. I learned from it and have had no contact in the last 2 races.
Anyway, Jonny's point is very valid, although I go out on the track to better my teams position no matter where we are in the positioning. Now, caution becomes much more important the higher in the standings we are.
I have learned a great deal in the last year and half on the Lemons' tracks and am much better and very grateful for it.
Thank you Jay for your tough Luv!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!