Originally Posted by slider
So your saying that a vehicle that has a loss of traction(drifting)has better control than one that has traction. You are mistaking driving skills with Physics. But you have a point that a professional driver can preform maneuvers that are in as much control as a less skilled driver. As long as it is in a controlled environment. And that is my point. People think that they are in total control of their vehicle,which they might be at that moment but because they are NOT on a closed course and are on a public road eventually find out the hard way for many reasons which they drive right into because they lack experience. Should of,could of, would of. How many times a week do you preform a complete VI pre-trip on your car? How's your driving record,clean? Lets face it anyone that says they like to drive fast and drift cars on public roads don't have a clue about what real professional driving is about or they won't be doing it.
my driving record is not clean, I have a few evading and eluding charges from time I legit out ran the police I also have many more time where I got a way with out ever being caught Simply put I out drove them, sometime it was more than one. As far as I know I am probably the best skilled Autocrosser on this board or at least was, and have multiple Fastest Time of Days. I have also dabbled in shifter karts, road racing, hill climbs, Rally Cross, and a couple tarmac rallys even doing a couple illegal mountain races in western vriginia and soundly crushing the competion. I have competed at the professional level with out ever being professional outside of tire/gear sponsorship this was all prior to me skiing i was also young and dumb and knew the cops had no chance running me down in any of my cars at the time especially my track car.
I have never wrecked a car with the exception of a slow speed 4 mph bump on a driveway sheet off ice and off cambered..... I have driven legally on tracks at 150mp+ I have driven on public roads at 200 mph plus.
I know your a professional truck driver. which you do is so different then what I did I have no idea how could make the assumption.
someone who can see clearly though a turn on a snow day, and has even medicore skill can do pretty controlled drift in low traction situation , I am not talling about dry pavement tarmac drifting here we are talking about slow speed turns in slow conditions. I seriously recommend any one to find a wide open parking lot covered with snow and find out how to controll your car in limited traction situation you never know when you may need it.
this me driving listen to the annoucer as he tells the FTD, then announce my time which is better. I ended up with FTD that day. He got my name wrong though , Kent is my(was) co driver.
chris why the hell were your using race tires in the rain on a track? that is some scary shit. I use to use these, generally I was faster in the wet than in the dry and my only instance going off course on race track was from brake fade going from 140 mph to 50 into a hairpin, luckly there was TONS of run out as hit the first at like 90mph..
hooser dirt stocker bias ply, sticky stick tread, tons of opening and bias ply stay hotter than radials when the rain is cooling the tires down.