In this Philly classic auto showroom episode, Mental has a boring drink at an interesting bar, Chrissy mishandles scissors, Chris gets all pixelated. Really, we do our typical pre NHMS show, join us for track info and our track walk to remember where the track goes.
Track map - https://sccnh.org/event/autocross-magicross-nhms-road-course/
Get on track - South side of central garages. Get checked, left onto pit lane, turn one (during race this is check). Coned path through turn 2, follow the wall around 2 (tight), enter onto straight (watch for stalled cars on track) stay left of blend line. Turn 3 Hard right onto road course.Stay left, Good straight line braking before (2nd or 3rd). Folks will still try to go 3 and 4 wide. Gators offer no grip here, apex is the 2nd to last blue gator, track out is the start of the gators on the opposite side. Look for a line that drive a line that allows you to go to power early and hard. (traction?). Flag station on the outside. Turn 4 Flag station on right, usually black flag, Eyes up the hill out of 3, maintain the momentum from 3 and add some. Suspension is compressed and you should be able to put some power down. Great place to out motor less HP cars.
Turn 5 blind crest setting up for the downhill section, find a visual, carrying speed, brake very late, stay right, stay high when track is clear, dive into bowl.
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