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Originally Posted by MFGJR
Did a little geometry just for fun... Assuming a distance of onethird of a mile and the two cars starting out 20 feet apart, the car that moves over must drive 20 feet more in distance than the car that goes straightthat's about 1.3 car lengths. Further assuming liner acceleration to a terminal speed of 150 mph, that distace equates to about twotenths of a second.
Kind of like autocross and kart racingat low speeds, the shorter line wins?

Sorry but that's not how it works, Cars 20 feet apart don't travel an extra 20 feet to become side by side.
Do a simple right angle triangle calculation, over 1/3rd mile you're talking about a tenth of a foot to move over 20 feet.
Also calculating the time delta using linear acceleration will never be remotely accurate.