This particular start took half a lap to settle into race rhythm. NASA Prototype driver Chad Plavan diced through in-class and out-of-class traffic during the NASA SoCal event at Buttonwillow Raceway in June. Plavan got alongside NP01 driver Francis Hu heading into the Bus Stop, but couldn’t quite get past. When Hu tried to pass on the outside of a Porsche 911 going into the fast, sweeping Riverside turn, Plavan dived to the inside and squeaked through while not trading paint and somehow managing to keep all four wheels on track. Nice.

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