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Round 6: Kansas Speedway - Oval (May 2)

jeromef1

League Owner
Staff member
LMP2/GT3 IMSA Series 2022/S2
Name
Jerome Berthiaume
Joined
Jan 25, 2017
Messages
10,542
Age
35
Location
Nicolet, QC, Canada
iRacing ID
177904
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Race Length: 145 laps
Max Incidents: 24
Fuel Limit: 100%
Start: Rolling
Fast Repair: 0
 

matloc28

Premium Member
Name
Matt Long
Joined
Feb 24, 2021
Messages
54
Location
Georgia
iRacing ID
62996
Hey All -

Wanted to provide a quick recap of the pace car debacle on lap 82. The caution was put out when I was about even with pit road exit and was heading into turn 1 and I was getting onto the backstretch when the pace car was on its way out of pit road on the apron. I was thinking I needed to catch the pace car and was rolling around turn 3 and 4 when I saw "pit road open" and at that moment I knew I had screwed up. Brandon and Brad were the next two cars on track behind me when the caution came out and both also had to stop out of turn 4 to collect the pace car. Unfortunately Brandon passed the S/F line (resulting in a penalty) and Brad missed pit road entry (resulting in pitting the second time around and starting at the back of the pack). I made the dumb decision to dive into pit road. Ultimately, we needed to slow way up/stop on the backstretch to let the pace car by earlier, but I, personally, was late in recognizing this as it just seems counter-intuitive to me to basically stop on track to let the pace car catch up before pitting.

That said, I take full responsibility for the penalties I got and will file this one away as a learning for next time. I apologize to Brandon and Brad if I misled them onto the frontstretch without catching the pace car. I also appreciate race control for taking the time to help sort things out and clear the black flags.

Thanks,
Matt
 

Kemosobie03

Premium Member
GT3 Sprint Series 2022/S2
Name
Patrick Cowgill
Joined
Oct 2, 2019
Messages
283
Age
34
Location
Coloma, MI
iRacing ID
165519
If it makes you feel any better, they did make changes to the way the pace car works, on the last major build.
 
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