There was a lot of crying and complaining about the track at DNC. A lot of tears were shed, a lot of feelings were hurt, a tremendous amount of arms were smashed, believe me. I have given the organisers a hard time for the fact that they forgot to organise. I still haven’t seen results from the race. I probably never will. But The Dirt crew have one thing going for them. The track.
I feel like there were a few years where Joey got a bit lazy with the track. You arrived and thought, “that’s it, really?”. However, the last couple of years, the tracks have been really good, and specially this one. As much as I enjoy a full straight, once they smoothed out the jumps at the front, they actually made for a great track feature.
The great thing about this track, was how difficult it was, and how varied it was. It had a little bit of everything, and to make a good lap was rewarding. It wasn’t like the track was random, after the 1st practice day at least. Everything was doable, and repeatable, it was just that it was difficult to do. Perfect. With a difficult track like this, the good thing is that you can actually catch someone by pushing a bit more, and taking some risks. Everyone isn’t doing the same thing, you can go faster, but the risks grow. If the track is easy, you can’t catch up, you just have to hope the driver in front makes a mistake.
For all the people crying, I would just like to share with you Maifiled’s quote. “It’s not the Nitro Easy, its Nitro CHALLENGE!”. I hope Joey keeps making the track special, like this one was, when the best drivers in the world are making mistakes, you know the difficulty level is on point.