(First off, where the hell do you add friends?)
Despite my last post, I decided to join the 10:00pm race 45 seconds before it started.
I was 4th on the grid out of 10, only the top 2 had qualified. I pulled in behind 3rd on the start, and we diced it out for a few laps. It was really a lot of fun. We were close in speed, and I had the first half of the track down really well, and he'd pull away on the second half. (I'd pull away everywhere after I warmed up a bit
). On lap 2 I had gotten around him. I got really sloppy out in front, partly from being in the lead, and party because I didn't have anyone to follow anymore and I was screwing up a lot.
On lap 3 I screwed up turn 2 exit and turn 3, and he got up along side me...now I've never gone two wide into turn 4, and I'd prefer not to do it again. I gave him as much room as possible, but on corner exit he slid up a bit and tapped my inside. We both made it out pointing straight, but apparently it bent the toe in the left front. He said after that his wheel wasn't even straight anymore.
I drove away the rest of the race to 1st. I had 10 incidents...very upset about that lol. During the race I only went off twice I think for incident points, and then I had the damn contact points...all 8 of em.
A lapped, very slow car was in front of me on like lap 8. I figured he's seen me by now as I followed him for half a lap catching more and more. Going into turn 10 He broke really early, and turned in way earlier than I expected. I broke a little later and stayed towards the inside so I didn't rear end him under braking...the plan didn't work out so great. I broke my left front and got 4 more points and had to put the rest of the race. He didn't spin or anything, just got a little tap into the corner, I passed him in turn 11 and off I went.
He was a rather erratic driver...
So anyways, I believe my safety rating went down like .01 even though I won the race.
Good news is I pulled a 1:49.0 out of my ass on the 6th lap for a previous PB shattering lap. It wouldn't let me save the replay after the race, and the replay didn't go back far enough to rewatch the incident...I hate their replay system. I wanted to record the lap as I watched it after and was actually really proud of it :P
I talked with the guy after the race. Real nice guy. We both agreed that it was just a racing incident, and sucked that it broke his car. I kinda felt bad even though I wasn't feeling responsible and he still got 2nd.
I really don't plan on these posts being this long when I first start typing, I promise...if I did I'd try to make it a bit more epic and exciting like the first one I did.
edit- oh damn I'm 11th in the series points with all 3 of my races completed
2 1st 1 2nd 1 pole, avg finish first. I love it