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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:36 am 
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We will address it when we are much closer to the event date. Anything done this early is pure speculation. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:38 am 
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They are unqualified to race if they are complaining about speed differentials.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:46 am 
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Yup. If you can't handle yourself or your car at speeds then you shouldn't be racing. A true racer can manuver themselves through slower traffic safely. It is part of racing.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:28 am 
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I don't advocate insults in a healthy discussion.

Everyone's entitled to their opinion, especially those that are DOING THE RACING AND PAYING TO DO SO!!!!!!!!

Speed differential between cars is a safety issue at every level of racing. That's why cars off pace are black flagged in NASCAR, F1, INDY, GRAND -AM, etc.

I don't believe that Rick's comment or Paul Redante's comments were worthy of your insults regarding driving ability when everyone's primary focus is safety!!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:36 am 
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It isn't an attack on anyone at all and was not directed to either of them. Yes, safety is our number one priority however this is a dangerous sport. If someone is grossly under speed yes, but unlike professional racing, part of club racing is dealing with slower traffic. It is an unfortunate thing about club racing. As a good club racer one should easily be able to navigate around a slower moving vehicle.

As for your jab about doing it and paying for it, I pay for it by volunteering since 2002 putting in countless hours, taking off unpaid vacation days etc. I am also a racer as well. If it were not for folks volunteering, these races would not exist.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:55 am 
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Mike,

The posts were a healthy exchange of people expressing an opinion. We don't need a "devil's advocate" to try and discredit all sides of a discussion so that you can appear omnipotent.

It was civil until you started throwing around insults.

Thank you for volunteering and all the sacrifices you make, however, that's not a license to be rood. In fact, as a NASA representative I would think that you should be more conscious of what you write and how you write it so there is no chance that it could be misconstrued as a jab at someone.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:20 am 
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Again, no jabs were even hinted at. I was merely pointing out that someone who cannot deal efficiently with slower moving traffic should perhaps wait until they have more experience in DE before jumping into racing. Use the slower traffic as a learning experience and a challenge to push yourself to learn and adapt.

Again none of my statements were even remotely a jab at anyone, especially those posting in this thread.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:02 am 
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I've run with both GTS-3 and SpecE30 when we've combined the Thunder/Lightning race groups. I had a blast when I ran GTS-3 and had to move through slower Lightning traffic. Not so much, though, when I ran SpecE30, which is what I currently drive. Watching your mirrors for faster cars, and giving away corners, is a different and much less fun experience.

From my seat-of-the-pants experience, the GTS-3 cars fit better in Thunder in terms of the speed differences. You're also keeping 13/13-classed cars together, which is probably a good thing. My faster SpecE30 brothers are pedaling their cars at 10/10ths pretty much all the time, and we have different rules (and expectations) regarding minor body contact.

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