Pretty much as James mentioned, though he wasn't hardly there during any rain
after sleeping in.... Rain was fairly heavy during setup and first group and
then tapered to little to no rain around the beginning of second group, though
the rivers stayed active until the lunch break.
The surface was not at all comparable to the gravelfest at the North lot
earlier in the season, it was significantly better. It was, when wet, not
high grip, and the grip did vary substantially from place to place when I ran
at the end of the 2nd group (a.k.a. roughly a 4th group position as we
combined them). I'm thinking it was because you could not see the gravel berm
while it was still so wet.... Comparing to early in the Season when it rained
at the Coliseum South lot, maybe Round 3 I think, grip was less predictable
this time and maybe somewhat lower when wet. It looked like things improved
as it got drier though in the post-lunch groups. At least you could see the
But that doesn't explain why Mervich did so darned well in the driving rain, a
second and a half better time in the downpour than I got on just "wet"
course.... I was able to keep equal or better than he did at the last rain
event! Nice job, Mark; you can't beef about 1st out of one in class with a
PAX placement like that.
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Mottaz
To: firstname.lastname@example.org ; autox
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 9:43 AM
Subject: RE: Thanks all R6
So for the benefit of us "weather lightweights", what was the
asphalt/surface like (not including the rain)?