Originally Posted by Mike Benvo
Another advantage is on the track when you're full throttle and need that extra couple hundred RPM. Happens to me sometimes when an up-shift isn't really feasible and you don't want to sit at the limiter when you could have a little more room there without shifting.
Granted, I am a slow track noob but I was hitting redline in 4th at the very end of the front straight at Big Willow. As I got faster, I would have to brake earlier, because I would hit redline earlier but a shift to fifth wasn't feasible.
Hopefully, I'll get fast enough that I will have to shift but at least for now, a couple hundred RPMs extra would be nice.