NASCAR professional Ross Chastain set the Martinsville lap record using an old video game trick. The pilot decided not to enter the last two corners in the usual way: instead he pressed himself against the wall, let go of the wheel and raced at full speed past his rivals.
According to experts, the top speed of Chastain’s car was 80 kilometers per hour faster than in a normal situation. The rider managed to finish fourth and score enough points for further participation.
In a post-race interview, the 29-year-old athlete said he had learned the technique NASCAR 2005, which he once played with his brother on the GameCube. “I never knew if it would actually work‘ admitted Chastain.
However, some colleagues do not share the enthusiasm of the public and believe that such a feint should be banned. “It’s not good for our sport. Not good at all. — said Kyle Larson (Kyle Larson), who took second place. — You probably think it’s cool, but I thought it was pretty embarrassing“.
“There are no rules against this. But it should be. I don’t know if you want all the riders to back up against the wall and head for the checkered flag.– added Joey Logano, who finished sixth. Now we know what Dumguy would look like in real life
Source: VG Times