But the more I think about it, the more I think racers need to have some common sense about when things are in a downward spiral and they need to just back off. Clearly this car wasn't going to go straight under full throttle and there was no safe way to deal with it other than giving up.
google is offering this new content/advertising thingy to me, and i'm not sure what to make of it yet, so i thought i'd embed one here in the blog to see what it looks like and try and figure how to use it on the site.
This coming Thursday night, Friday, and Saturday I may be found in the tech shed at Lime Rock Park for the NARRC Runoffs, the final race of the season for most of us. So if any readers of this blog are there, look me up.
Traffic on this web site is cyclical. I've know this for years; visitors peak in mid to late summer. Autumn is a time of gradual decline, and things will only gradually start picking up around February.
So my traffic from NYC readers is up in September. Not up by a little. From September 1st to September 22nd, it's up by 880%.
So did someone put something in the water?
I've started tinkering with making the web site more mobile friendly, mostly so the Track Pages might be useful for someone on the road with something like an iPhone or Blackberry. If there are any mobile users out there reading this, I'm interested in hearing what tweaks would help. I have altered a few of the state indexes (California, Texas and Florida to name three) to eliminate a lot of image downloads and am looking at more tweaking.
Having gotten the Discussion board straightened out yesterday, Today I got an optional RSS/Atom feed set up and working. The SmartFeed button brings you to a page full of options, pick and choose (accepting all the defaults as is should be ok), go to the bottom, click on generate url, and cut and paste the generated URL into your feed reader. It tracks your login identity for the board and so will correlate messages read in the feed reader with messages read in the board proper.
I just noticed that I never explained the name of this blog.
Years ago, when I was relatively new at the tech inspection game, I was doing a post accident workup on an ITA BMW 2002Tii that had rolled, and I got to thinking that the real problem was that there was nothing written on the cars to tell the drivers the correct orientation of the car, and thus what they needed was a label just like on boxes and shipping containers saying "This Side Up", and then obviously they'd stop rolling their cars.