Ahhh really take it a bit with humor because I know the implications of voicing this very well, and first world problems, but hey...
I am just sick of it. It's neither envy nor is it that I don't want others to have fun. I am not mad about the differences in learning curve but I
think it's a lot of things that really annoy me that I have to vent in this predictable mediocre rant. But it's also about safety in the end.
I'm a fuel head. The playing field here is the race track and drag strips.
Count on me being a sports person. What it means in simple terms is that I value the contest and I honor the rules of the game. This doesn't mean I
don't seek legal, or smart opportunities and max it out for my own pace. Like using little loopholes as long as it's innovative and free to copy for
others. Something clever no one thought about being used for winning has a long tradition and is where innovation comes from. This is true for every
range of skill combined with a mechanic contraption that is a crucial part to win.
From Formula Sports, Rally, Kart, DTM, you name it. Even private players like me. But I'm so sick of it now. I've seen it coming. Now money is
everything. Admittedly I had a good base as a car and poured really lot's of time, material and money into it. But it was always a steady process of
learning and then the result's came back on the race track or lately as in the last years, drag strips. The safety part is, by doing this and working
up the power range, you learn to drive it.
And then the car industry, all of them, started to kill this in several ways. But what changed? It's simply that today you can buy 800hp cars from
manufactures that they computerized the hell out of it. You can drift these PS monsters with one finger and one foot. And that's amazing work done, I
applaud it but what the f this is so f stupid because none of those freshlings with a brand new licence and daddies AWD 800hp daily driven have any
idea about driving physics. Complete brainless fools.
So what happened, it was actually a few weeks ago. I was on the drag strip trying to enjoy the last runs I planed for my life. Car is sold now so I
kind of close up with it here too. But anyways as I am happy to engage in the epic battle, each #ing single time I get lined up with one of these from
factory street legal race monsters. They are so optimized in software and the seat, insulation and suspesion swallows every input from the outside. I
actually lost one run and I have seen the footage, that guy is like driving to the bakery at sunday, total relaxed. I blame it on my gearbox, gear
stuck (really) but overall
# this! *slams on the table*
We're at a point where a, on that map I used and lost, over 1000 WHP (wheel horse power) and a mount everest of torque, with electronic everything
adjustable from the e-throttle to the gates, cams and free mapping and boost by gear, dog box,... You're helpless! #ing helpless and it's not the
drivers factor here, this thing is dialed in. Hope the new owner doesn't crash it but then so be it (new owner is very experienced).
But yeah, they sit there with their launch controls and bravo. Really applause you did a good race. You dropped your right foot and your car did #ing
everything for you. That's something to be proud of.
No really what's it worth the hassle in the aspect of what I wrote above? It's not about winning or loosing really or that I don't enjoyed my own fun
car, because I really loved it but it was too fast and I don't need this anymore. It's getting too dangerous to compete. This will end all ugly at
some point, electronics can not iron out every mistake and the near # ups I had to experience that day told me everything.
I rather would have enjoyed racing some old mates or just normal persons loving to do this and not rich tourists.
edit on 10.6.2021 by ThatDamnDuckAgain because: (no reason given)