Long Beach - The Reality of Indycar


John G. Hill On April 23, 2015
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Still wiping off the excitement from my visit to Long Beach (Friday only, as it's usually much better to watch the race on television) I wanted a little professional insight to why that race was so much fun to watch.  This article on Racer.com by Marshall Pruett was particularly insightful. Furthermore, he really gets into the technical details why one make so completely dominated the other make of car.  For instance, I was not aware that every Chevy was faster than every Honda there.  Made me kind of sorry for the Honda drivers.  However, they've had advantages before, so maybe this evens it out.  

This article even gets into things like pitch sensitivity, something I kind of know happens to my IndyCar in iRacing, but I couldn't quite articulate the why it was happening.  Or why a setup for Barber may not be so perfect for Long Beach. (I actually know the reason, but it's nice to have it confirmed here)


If you like to read stories about races and cars that do not usually fit into the same mold, this piece by Marshall Pruett is for you.  Enjoy.

Here is the original post from Racer:








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