Friday, October 12, 2012

Watkins Glen - Where Is the Race Line? And the Rain Line?

I love this video from NASA's Thunder at the Glen race with Jamie Melhuish at the wheel.

If you ever wondered where the race line and the rain line are at the Glen, I'll make this easy for you:

Race line is where you can defend your position.

Rain line is where traction is in the rain. Usually off the concrete but you'd also have to factor in sealcoating patches, as well as debree on the track. Grip level changes with conditions and good drivers will hunt for grip. You will have to find your own line in the rain.

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