Open-Wheel Racer Uses Entire Track (And Then Some) To Make Incredible Pass
It might sound like all fun and games, but racing school is very demanding. Some schools teach you how to master one particular car or one particular class, but a really good school gives you the skills to get yourself out of any jam on the track. Jake Edison is a three-time Skip Barber Series champ, and is currently a driver in the IndyCar feeder series, called Mazda Road to Indy. In the video below, which comes via BangShift, Edison was fighting for the lead in the 2012 Skip Barber Series at the rumbling flat course that is Sebring International Raceway. RELATED: How Racing School Makes You a Safer Driver
Edison is coming into turn 17, when another driver comes in to defend its position in the turn. Rather than give up position, Edison takes a rather "creative" line on the turn, using up every inch of tarmac (and a bit of sod) to get through the turn…
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Powering through what looks like a double apex turn, Edison comes a little hot into the second part, and has to power slide a wee bit. He recovers, and the other driver relinquishes in response to Edison’s prowess on the bumpy Sebring course.
Sebring is known for having almost no elevation changes, but the former airstrip is riddled with bumps, making the execution of this turn all the more brazen. Furthermore, open-wheel cars are not as rugged as a NASCAR, so putting two wheels off really is a wild move. But it is better than the alternative of wheels touching the other car, which could result in one or both cars flipping! Kudos to both drivers for this not ending up as a crash!
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