The track where we can see the last act of this great NORH season is really special! ?Everglades?, this is its name, is an adapted version of an old track, designed by Krys TOFF, that arrives 2nd at 2003 Track Design Contest. Krys TOFF has realized the modifications too so to make the track suitable for a NORH race.
So this is the 1st SDR track not designed by contest manager, and this means I had not to try it during the building. Really I haven?t put yet my wheels on the track so this preview is based only on what I can see through Track Blaster.
Well, Everglades is a track quite different from the previous ones, sure a bit more difficult. Maybe the designer wants to begin to lead NORH drivers towards another kinds of tracks that we?ll see next year when he?ll manage the only official Stunts NORH contest on the web... Seeing the track through the map it?s quite difficult to guess the length, but I think that a quite good time could be around 1?10? ? 1?15?. But we?ll know it beginning from the 1st of November! Meanwhile? let's go for a ?virtual? lap! A long straight characterizes the beginning, reaching very soon the Powergear, and overleaping without trouble (but in a dazzling way!) two Up/Down corkscrews. We can keep the magic 6th gear for a long tract, availing opportune bank-roads and a fluent tract with some consecutive large curves before to reach a loop that we should leave behind without many troubles but with a bit of adhrenalin?. A short straight (at 245 Mph all becomes short?) and then an obligatory bridge (water?
) just before a large 180?: good-bye Powergear (even if someone could cede to the temptation to keep it?) but not for a long time. In fact, after another fluent tract (not long like before), we?ll re-find it thanks to a ramp. Anyway, this time it won?t be easy to manage, I think. Above all, we will have to see if jumping from the ramp at 245 Mph it will be possible to land before the access of the near pipe (or tube, as you like), that includes a classic obstacle (could it be without an obstacle? ). Anyway, even if we will able to insert the car in the pipe at maximum speed, avoiding then the obstacle placed in the middle, we will have soon to push very hard on the brake because an elevated corner is waiting for us: shakes? Another straight (with tunnels and barriers) and then a L/R corkscrew. Possible Powergear? Not this time, because a slow curve on the left will oblige the drivers to insert their car in a tunnel and in a last straight that leads to a last elevated corner: after all that drivers have encountered until here, and missing only about 15? seconds to the finish line, I think they will approach this elevated curve with much trepidation?
How will be the final? Fast and quite complex. Difficult to describe why, but I can say that drivers will reach a hill in full 4th gear, maybe already in 5th gear (I have not to explain what this mean, isn?t it?
), and they will have to choose: follow the conventional track (having trouble to control their rocket-car landing on a bank-road curve) or cut it aiming (blindly) the finish, taking many risks trying to avoid a probable penalty?
Simple question: how many complete trials will a NORH driver succeed to make on this track trying to win??
Come on NORH drivers, show one more time your great passion in the last race of this wonderful season!