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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:22 am 
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So I guess we still are going to have races despite the Runoffs being on the east coast. I think entries peaked in the 160's before it was apparent that it was going to rain Sat and Sunday and entries dropped to about 120.
Fontana is a roval but the infield has terrible drainage - see my in-car from a practice awhile back in my miata https://youtu.be/7vEd1sGmIbU?t=462 A few spots of inches deep water.

Philip Royle dominated the wet track from the first lap of qualifying. He led both races from green to checker over Tony Jimerson and Brandon Droese. Taz Harvey in the ex-Prather Miata was the only GTL car and was mixing it up with the EP/Rx7 cars. Steve Hussey was back in his Lotus as the only FP car. Had issues with a fogged up visor on Sat on lap one, despite using Fog-x and having it slightly open. Slightly better on Sunday with some other attempts to fix, but still not great. Cory Marcos in his CRX was the only HP car.

There are a few spots that really get flooded after long periods of rain. I took these photos during Saturday's race.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:25 am 
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two of Taz and one of Jimerson. In the first picture of Taz you can see the wake that Philip left behind.

I know of one GT3 car that had it's splitter ripped off as it was submerged.


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What class is Amphicar in?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:22 pm 
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Production winners from Sunday's race. Still a wet track, but not nearly as bad as Brian's pictures from Saturday.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:28 pm 
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Thank you very much for the neat photos.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:31 am 
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One more photo since I have it. This was from Sunday which was not as wet as Saturday.
pre-grid for Sunday's race:
1 - Philip Royle EP RX-7
2- Taz Harvey GTL Miata
3- Tony Kimerson EP RX-7
4- Brandon Droese, EP RX-7
5- Steve Hussey FP Lotus7
not sure on the the order of these cars
Brian Richards ITA
Alexander Kuretski ITA miata
Frank Schwartz - BS Mini
David Lecren ITA RX7
Cory Marcos HP Honda CRX
Garey Raymond EP 914


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