Originally Posted by bigjae1976
That comes down to situational awareness and exit strategies. The car in front should be predictable but you ALWAYS need to understand how you will adjust should something happen.
If the situation should require it, a pass without a point is an option and an exit strategy. Sometimes (usually IMO) slowing down to a stop or crawl is the worst option. I'll take a black flag vs wadding my car up.
Funny you mention this. At the last track event (Laps @ RA), the head guy did mention this as an option, particularly for the advanced students, that passing in the corner might be a "intelligent option", rather than going off, even if it did come at the cost of a black flag if the corner worker thought it was too unsafe. He did quickly follow that up by stating that he didn't want to hear any reports about any cars taking the "intelligent option" in every corner (I don't think I have his phrasing quite right, the way he said it was pretty funny).