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      10-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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Ever got a "fly-by" instead of a "point-by"???

I was going through my videos from my last track day and found that:

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You can see me wondering "what the hell is going on"??? Should I go over or what... and of course it had to be a corvette doing it Waited the next turn and passed him with a proper point-by.
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      10-10-2012, 10:42 AM   #2
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I guess you were really flying when you caught up to him .
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Good on you to wait and not take action. Proper thing to do. Looks like they both wanted to pit in
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Your shirt is very close to a Chelsea FC shirt, which would suggest that the feedback is both timely and appropriate.

[Or they could be preparing for one of 'those' PCA chapter events were a full cavity search is part of the technical inspection.]
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Your shirt is very close to a Chelsea FC shirt, which would suggest that the feedback is both timely and appropriate.

[Or they could be preparing for one of 'those' PCA chapter events were a full cavity search is part of the technical inspection.]
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You always hear instructors talking about this in the morning drivers' meeting. And every time I think, "Really? Someone would be that stupid to give a straight-up-in-the-air point-by?" I had never seen it in real life. It was a mythical beast, much like Bigfoot, or Nessie, or a Democrat who doesn't want to redistribute all of your earnings. And now here you've revealed it to us for the first time--I can hardly believe it. Corvette drivers...
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You always hear instructors talking about this in the morning drivers' meeting. And every time I think, "Really? Someone would be that stupid to give a straight-up-in-the-air point-by?" I had never seen it in real life. It was a mythical beast, much like Bigfoot, or Nessie, or a Democrat who doesn't want to redistribute all of your earnings. And now here you've revealed it to us for the first time--I can hardly believe it. Corvette drivers...
I can't remember for sure if they talked about the straight-in-the-air point-by during the drivers meeting that day but most of the time they say something about clear point-by (and often specifically say not to point in the air!). I always think these meetings are long and boring but here is a real life reason why they are needed

They often talk about being predictable on track and by giving me the point-in-the-air (both driver and passenger... unbelievable ), the car in front became unpredictable to me... My immediate reaction was to "pull-back" as, for all I know, he could have very well decided to go left-to-right on track, it was not worth it to take a chance. Once he became predictable and gave me a proper point-by, I took it.
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