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The Traveling Torchbug got a little tour of Circuit of the Americas’ timing and race control systems, thanks to Opponaut Clown Shoe Pilot. Here’s how you get super-mega-ultra busted for wiping out 42 feet of Tecpro barrier.

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First off, there’s the Race Control video wall, where 44 cameras can monitor anything you want to see out on track (except perhaps when a marshal ducks under the fence to pick their nose).

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It can also spot wayward traveling Beetles that are placed on the pit straight wall.

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Additionally, anything the marshals bust you doing gets displayed at the bottom left.

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If you’re lapping the circuit in a Volkswagen Beetle, the MyLaps timing system will tell you exactly how much slower you are than a Formula One car.

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(D’aaaawwwwwww.)

You can keep up with the Traveling Torchbug’s full adventures on Live and Let Diecast here.

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Contact the author at stef.schrader@jalopnik.com.

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