Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

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Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby Paul Molina » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:08 pm

Looks like we have some rain coming this weekend, will we run?
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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby Stephen Yeoh » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:28 pm

Unless there's lightning or we are flooded out, yes, we will run.
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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby PatMcSwain » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:56 am

AutoX in the rain is a hoot.

Well, unless you are in a convertible that is.

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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby Rick Brown » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:20 pm

Develops good throttle and car control skills. And I've done it in a go kart.
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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby Chris Myers » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:10 pm

Have to be honest, not too keen on running in the rain. I've did it twice last season and it was interesting to say the least, but I'd rather save the rubber for a dry day.

I will keep my hopes up for dryer skies for the time being.
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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby George Schilling » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:26 pm

Chris Myers wrote:Have to be honest, not too keen on running in the rain. I've did it twice last season and it was interesting to say the least, but I'd rather save the rubber for a dry day.

I will keep my hopes up for dryer skies for the time being.


Running in the rain is very easy on tires. When you get serious about autocross and realize that competition doesn't stop when it's wet, and when you realize how hard it is to get wet experience in So Cal, you'll appreciate the opportunity. As a bonus, It allows you to hone car control skills that will translate into you being a safer and more confident driver on wet roads, especially when hydroplaning is a possibility.
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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby silvio zucchet » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:55 am

I love racing in the rain! and it saves tires
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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby Q V » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:31 pm

PatMcSwain wrote:AutoX in the rain is a hoot.

Well, unless you are in a convertible that is.


More of a hoot in a convertible in my opinion. From November last year.
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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby Randy Gonzalez » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:44 pm

QV's car was more like riding Splash Mountain down there in the Great Lakes region. :lol:
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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby Aaron Kinney » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:32 pm

Will there be any dry, covered areas to leave belongings like jacks or lunch bags?

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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby Rick Brown » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:33 am

Aaron Kinney wrote:Will there be any dry, covered areas to leave belongings like jacks or lunch bags?

No, we don't provide any cover, that's up to you I'm afraid.
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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby Q V » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:43 am

Aaron Kinney wrote:Will there be any dry, covered areas to leave belongings like jacks or lunch bags?


If you bring an extra lunch bag for me, you can leave your stuff in my trailer/truck :-D

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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby Stephen Yeoh » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:17 am

Chris Myers wrote:Have to be honest, not too keen on running in the rain.


If you want to go faster in the dry, get good at it in the rain. You'll find that the car control and smoothness you learn in the wet will benefit you in the dry.
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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby Rick Brown » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:06 pm

And don't forget you will have to work in the rain, too. So bring an appropriate rain suit, cheap ones are available. Spare shoes and socks are a good idea, too.
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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby PatMcSwain » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:30 pm

Rick Brown wrote:And don't forget you will have to work in the rain, too. So bring an appropriate rain suit, cheap ones are available. Spare shoes and socks are a good idea, too.


Is that guy Rudy, you know the red-head, going to be there? If he is, look him up for foul weather supplies.

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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby Aaron Kinney » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:21 pm

Quoc-Viet Dang wrote:
Aaron Kinney wrote:Will there be any dry, covered areas to leave belongings like jacks or lunch bags?


If you bring an extra lunch bag for me, you can leave your stuff in my trailer/truck :-D


I will bring an extra lunch to bribe you for a bit of dry storage space. It's going to be an exquisite sandwich and chips affair!

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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby Chris Myers » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:03 pm

Well, looks like the running in the rain is a welcomed by many, apparently.

:shifty:

George Schilling wrote:Running in the rain is very easy on tires. When you get serious about autocross and realize that competition doesn't stop when it's wet, and when you realize how hard it is to get wet experience in So Cal, you'll appreciate the opportunity. As a bonus, It allows you to hone car control skills that will translate into you being a safer and more confident driver on wet roads, especially when hydroplaning is a possibility.


I don't think my love/hate for the rain will be swayed that easily, but I understand the sentitment. AutoX is a just a hobby to me, a fun way to pass a Sunday, so I am not too worried about any lessons lost while running in the rain. But I can respect that to those who compete on a much more serious level the exposure can indeed provide valuable insight.

I have hydroplaned just this past November, and I will admit the autoX School I had taken (in the rain) a week or so prior did help as I made a recovery. Granted I was only doing 30mph lol.

Stephen Yeoh wrote:If you want to go faster in the dry, get good at it in the rain. You'll find that the car control and smoothness you learn in the wet will benefit you in the dry.


Can you care to elaborate a bit more on that? Racing in the rain is statistically slower than in the dry, so doesn't it act as a handicap?
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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby Q V » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:46 pm

Chris Myers wrote:Can you care to elaborate a bit more on that? Racing in the rain is statistically slower than in the dry, so doesn't it act as a handicap?


Speed has less to do w/ it than the car control skills required at the limit. The rain is less forgiving to "sloppy" driving. It also helps that it's easier to hit the limit at a lower speed to help you learn what to do when a similar thing happens at a higher speed in the dry. It's a similar concept to how autocrossing skills translate into better track day skills.

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Re: Will we run in the rain 2/18 & 2/19?

Postby Kurt Rahn » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:23 pm

Quoc-Viet Dang wrote:
Chris Myers wrote:Can you care to elaborate a bit more on that? Racing in the rain is statistically slower than in the dry, so doesn't it act as a handicap?


Speed has less to do w/ it than the car control skills required at the limit. The rain is less forgiving to "sloppy" driving. It also helps that it's easier to hit the limit at a lower speed to help you learn what to do when a similar thing happens at a higher speed in the dry. It's a similar concept to how autocrossing skills translate into better track day skills.


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