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 Post subject: Re: FP "Intermediates"
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2022 12:30 pm 
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The changing weather for the FP race was a huge, and hard to predict, factor. FP was the 3rd race group on Sunday. STL was first, and they ran “consistent” 2:08s through the whole race. It was a dry track at that point, with nothing significant coming on the radar. AS was the 2nd race group. Track was still reasonably dry until their 6th lap. It was drying on their last lap, the 3rd place AS car ran his second fastest lap on the last lap.

We had three sets of tires staged for the race, dry, intermediate, and wets. We were going dry, and switched tires and set up to intermediate (in my paddock spot) at lap 10 of the AS race, then went to grid. There was still nothing significant on the radar app, but there was a light misty rain, and it just kept coming down.

The weather Saturday was equally weird, several of the afternoon groups had rain only in the southern third of the track, including in Oaktree, and a dry track most everywhere else.

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 Post subject: Re: FP "Intermediates"
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2022 2:21 pm 
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David, Sorry to see you get taken out before turn 1.

Very discouraging. Best regards


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 Post subject: Re: FP "Intermediates"
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2022 7:47 am 
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having no soft tires or inters grooved up, I went out on full dry setup hoping the mist would stop and be slippery for a bit and then a line come in. The line did come in going up the esses but turn 1, the mini esses, and hog pen stayed slippery enough. managed 10th to 5th and then last lap the water pump belt decided it had better place to be than on the car so that put me out. I will finish one of these runoffs soon lol - hopefully on the podium next year.


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