May 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm #21273
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 🙁May 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm #21274Andreas TrauttmansdorffParticipant
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.May 4, 2017 at 2:37 pm #21276
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.May 4, 2017 at 7:34 pm #21277
I will be there with my winter gear and several pair of extra socks for sure…May 5, 2017 at 7:36 am #21278
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?May 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm #21296DaveOsborneParticipant
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!May 5, 2017 at 2:43 pm #21297andy wrightParticipant
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.May 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm #21298
I think I’ve driven the rain line more than the dry line. 🙂May 5, 2017 at 4:03 pm #21299Greg BlouinParticipant
Their saying it will be periods of rain. Much better then constant rain like today. Hoping we see some dry periods.May 5, 2017 at 4:23 pm #21300Rod NagyParticipant
I’m bringing my truck!May 5, 2017 at 5:07 pm #21301Andreas TrauttmansdorffParticipant
Intermittent rain is more challenging.May 5, 2017 at 6:11 pm #21302
Who doesn’t love a challenge? 😀May 8, 2017 at 1:53 pm #21303
Had a great weekend and I want to thank the track team and marshals for the hard, cold and very wet work!May 8, 2017 at 4:09 pm #21309
Seriously!! Thanks to everyone involved!
Snow!! There was SNOW!!! 😀
We made the best of it though and had a lot of fun out there!May 8, 2017 at 4:20 pm #21312DaveOsborneParticipant
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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