Weather forecast for DE weekend

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  • #21273

    Perpixel
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    Look like we will be getting some pretty bad weather this weekend so any advice on that? To compare, I was at the last weekend in October and the rain was bad. This time around it look like the rain will be several time more terrible with close to freezing temperature… Even the trip down to the track sound dangerous 🙁

    #21274

    DRIVE SLOW! I mean that in all seriousness. Make sure you are using appropriate tires. R compound track tires are a bad idea when it gets down around the freezing mark. I’m sure you’ll get similar advice at the driver’s meeting. DRIVE SLOW. Have fun.

    #21276
    Wild Weasel
    Wild Weasel
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    I just came here to ask about this. What happens if we miss tech and the driver’s meeting because it’s simply too cold to drive there that early in the morning?

    I’m fine with being careful above 2 or 3 degrees but if it’s right down near freezing, even without R compounds on regular high performance summer tires it could be dangerous.

    It looks like Saturday morning won’t be an issue but Sunday could be dicey.

    #21277

    Perpixel
    Participant

    I will be there with my winter gear and several pair of extra socks for sure…

    #21278
    Wild Weasel
    Wild Weasel
    Participant

    The forecast for tomorrow is actually improving. Getting warmer and seems to be less rain.

    Is anyone out there today? Is the whole place a lake?

    #21296

    DaveOsborne
    Participant

    You may have to leave a little earlier and drive a little slower, but don’t miss Tech Line or the Driver’s Meeting. They are both a requirement for our PCA Moving Event insurance coverage. I wouldn’t want you to miss any track time while we try and find a Tech guy to check your car and paperwork.

    See you there!

    #21297
    andy wright
    andy wright
    Participant

    Our events run rain or shine, usually the only exceptions are if the Flaggers cannot see each other from station to station, or if there is dangerous flooding across the track (rare). Regardless of the time of year it is prudent to bring everything from Snowsuits to Sunscreen (although Scuba Gear may be more useful this weekend), as Mosport has its own micro-climate..

    There is a definitive “Rain Line” around Mosport (CTMP) and this weekend may be the ideal opportunity to learn it.

    #21298
    Wild Weasel
    Wild Weasel
    Participant

    I think I’ve driven the rain line more than the dry line. 🙂

    #21299
    Greg Blouin
    Greg Blouin
    Participant

    Their saying it will be periods of rain. Much better then constant rain like today. Hoping we see some dry periods.

    #21300
    Rod Nagy
    Rod Nagy
    Participant

    I’m bringing my truck!

    #21301

    Intermittent rain is more challenging.

    #21302
    Wild Weasel
    Wild Weasel
    Participant

    Who doesn’t love a challenge? 😀

    #21303

    Perpixel
    Participant

    Had a great weekend and I want to thank the track team and marshals for the hard, cold and very wet work!

    #21309
    Wild Weasel
    Wild Weasel
    Participant

    Seriously!! Thanks to everyone involved!

    Snow!! There was SNOW!!! 😀

    We made the best of it though and had a lot of fun out there!

    #21312

    DaveOsborne
    Participant

    We appreciate the kudos guys. It’s always great to hear that our efforts are appreciated.

    I just wanted to note that we have had some drivers who came for years before they experienced the wet and learned the rain line. While poking around looking for grip isn’t what you had first imagined, the new drivers this weekend learned to respect the track and drive smoothly. These lessons will serve them very well when they experience a warm dry track.

    Those who stayed until the end were rewarded with two fully dry sessions to stretch their legs a bit and run the dry line. Now that they have a solid foundation they will progress very quickly. I’m already looking forward to June!

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