Here's my time at the Tramline Sprint. I am 171 out of 71,196 putting me in the top 1%. I was feeling really good about that. especially since I'm doing it with a stock car, auto and on a controller amongst all those other players with their tuned cars and racing rigs. And then I saw this:
101st in the world in a B601. One point less and he's in a lower class. That's insane.
Anyway, for a car I can't even remember if I've ever driven before, I'm quite impressed. Any sliding or tire spin means the engine bogs down trying to drive out of corners (probably a function of my using an automatic). Keep the car smooth and it rewards you. This track has some interesting corners. Turns one and two are surprisingly important. Once I learned to take the first turn as a set up for getting through the second turn as fast as possible, I shaved two seconds off my time. The right off the boardwalk towards the carousel corner is tricky because the gates are set up much tighter than you would normally take the corner. In the carousel, I go as tight as possible, right up on the inside sidewalk and then power out as early as possible. The left onto the bridge can be taken at full throttle. Then the final left/right combo with a jump right at the braking zone is the final piece of the puzzle. Being conservative early will allow you to come out quite fast. Overdo it and you're going to lose valuable time.
I really like the paint on this car. The silver I didn't care for (I don't care for silver as a car color anyway), but the only other choice was black. Or so I thought. It's actually a very dark purple. I like it a lot. Verdict: sleeper.