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Old 11-13-2003, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by racerdave
Ah, the GTO... a classic case of being "pushy loose" as the Nascar boys say.

Driver turned into the left-hand (last) part of the chicane slightly too early, was on the power early, then had to keep the wheel turned because he was 1) understeering or 2) running out of track. He should've been straightening the steering at that point, not adding or maintaining lock. The front tires bit, and snapped the rear end around.

So that line error, coupled with excess steering input and gobs of throttle (and the engine getting up on the cam) at the exit = the spin.
He also lifted off the throttle which didn't help.
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