MZAVARIN, was this the prelude pitted with great globs of oil?
Yup...I race with the Globs! Opel and Probe! Hope you make it to NJ....we are in the planning phase.
Otherwise, as a follow up---
At the race, we gave the judges a copy of the video, and later they thanked us since the Miata car/team was black flagged for other incidents and blamed/argued that they were not at fault. The judges used the video to show them that their driving was to blame.
Seems to me, at the races, in terms of laying blame, there is a black and white area, but also a big gray area during contact incidents.
The "Everyone is at fault" policy seems to be in place since many times the "whose at fault" is in the gray area, no one is taking the blame, there is not instant replay video, and thus it makes it easier for the judges. (Interestingly, some racing organizations require everyone to have an on board camera....). Even though, technically, common sense wise, it is the passing car's responsibility to time and make the pass cleanly.
(I will frequently follow a car that is driving unpredictibly for an opportunity to pass, assuming they are very novice drivers (like I was not that long ago)....but maybe that is also because our car does not have the guts to blast past others...).
But seriously, for example, if you are driving super carefully, looking at your mirrors continuously, and a car comes in hot into a corner and T-bones you...no way you could avoid them...it is totally their fault....that is black and white
And I LOVE it when a team comes in, and says, that even though there is a "Everyone is at fault" policy, they admit that they were totally at fault, and I get to go back out without a Black Flag penalty...And I (my team) also know to do the same.... (unwritten Lemons rule?)
Seems to me, if your car is "slower" you need to look at your mirrors more, and if you can just blast past everyone, you need to look at your mirrors less? I dunno...I've just driven the same POS since the beginning and still learning....Driving a B Class car, sometimes it seems everyone is blasting past me...and at times, I feel I am passing everyone on the track....but unfortunately, I can't do both...look at my mirrors continuously and drive fast, passing a bunch of cars, cleanly and safely...
Although at the Pitt race, it seemed even the C class cars were fast!
MarioKart Driving School: 1987 Honda Prelude Si (Opus #28)
Loudon, NH 2014 - Millville, NJ, Lightening 2019 (RIP)
New and improved: 1987 Honda Prelude Si (Opus #11) Pittsburgh, PA 2021 - ??
and finally won something, Class C Win: Loudon, NH 2022