When I first joined this league my first race in D1 was so overwhelming. I didn't have the pace to keep up and I felt like I was just a back marker. It wasn't easy but I stuck with it and eventually my pace picked up and I grabbed some wins. Just stick with it and it will get better I promise. As for the abnormal amount of contact this last week. We had a lot of new drivers. And some of them. Seemed to sacrificed race craft for outright speed. This has happened before and it will get better. D1 is a great division when everyone is comfortable with each other.