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#1 dirtstudent2

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Posted 10 October 2022 - 02:02 PM

THE CUSHION:

 

Same cushion for everyone be it Super Late or 410 sprint winged and non winged.

 

What makes one of two equal cars faster around the top?

 

My answer:  Driver skill.

 

 

Second question is:  "When watching shat do you see the car do which makes one faster then the other?".

 

 

IMHO one of the coolest things for this fan to watch happen is when after that "slow" looking takes it's time trials the announcer comes over the loud speaker with:

 

"QUICK TIME"

 

why?  how come?  ??? 

 

 





 

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Posted 12 October 2022 - 06:02 AM

Well Ds2 I'm suprised by your first question. Today's supers have down force but they are not a sprint car. The right rear, the stagger, the LR shock that locks them down and the 25 Sq ft wing. That sprint car reacts in milliseconds compared to the super.


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Posted 14 October 2022 - 01:09 PM

Well Ds2 I'm suprised by your first question. Today's supers have down force but they are not a sprint car. The right rear, the stagger, the LR shock that locks them down and the 25 Sq ft wing. That sprint car reacts in milliseconds compared to the super.

 

There's a lot of ways to do this to do that and do that to do this.

After reading your reply and thinking about where your coming from with the reply, I think helped me make a connection between my first post and:

Driver Preference.  

 

What is done to a car be it sprint or late to put in the ultimate setup by the setup decision maker, ends up when they've done all they can to be tweaked by "Driver Preference".

 

"Driver Preference" in the pits is all about tweaking the perfect setup for the car per how the driver is going to use it. 

 

How a driver uses the car on the cushion is what makes them either fast or not as fast as they could be.

After writing this follow up I going back to my original thought about what I hoped I would get for replies.

What is it you see a fast car up on the cushion do for different track conditions that make them fast or not as fast as they could be?

 

And what marvels me and makes it magic is how often or how sometimes what looks to not be fast is the fastest thing out there.

Makes me think it's not about the old saying of "go slow to be fast", it's about "looking slow when your fast".

 

Don't know if I made any sense or or not with this but it was total FUN to think about and write about.  ... :) 




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Posted 14 October 2022 - 04:05 PM

THE CUSHION:

 

Same cushion for everyone be it Super Late or 410 sprint winged and non winged.

 

What makes one of two equal cars faster around the top?

 

My answer:  Driver skill.

 

 

Second question is:  "When watching shat do you see the car do which makes one faster then the other?".

 

 

IMHO one of the coolest things for this fan to watch happen is when after that "slow" looking takes it's time trials the announcer comes over the loud speaker with:

 

"QUICK TIME"

 

why?  how come?  ??? 

 

 

 

THE CUSHION:

 

Same cushion for everyone be it Super Late or 410 sprint winged and non winged.

 

What makes one of two equal cars faster around the top?

 

My answer:  Driver skill.

 

 

Second question is:  "When watching shat do you see the car do which makes one faster then the other?".

 

 

IMHO one of the coolest things for this fan to watch happen is when after that "slow" looking takes it's time trials the announcer comes over the loud speaker with:

 

"QUICK TIME"

 

why?  how come?  ??? 

Thats how it was watching Freddy Smith qualifying in the 00 machine. You would think that car was almost going in slow motion because of how smooth it was taking the corners and the next thing you know they were announcing that he had set fast time!

 




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Posted 15 October 2022 - 07:19 AM

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Edited by dirtstudent2, 15 October 2022 - 07:20 AM.



#6 racepace

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Posted 15 October 2022 - 05:10 PM

Gary Stuhler was another smooth driver. I watch several times at Hagerstown where he would start towards the back in a big race and he would run the bottom easing by cars ,one at a time. Then suddenly there that #44 was at the head of the pack !







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