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wet weather racing

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:21 pm
by steve collins
Whats the general consensus on racing in the wet,my view is we are doing outdoor racing which should be racing in all conditions
& testing your skills in all conditions like any outdoor club.
but thats my view whats everybody elses.

cheers lads :geek:

Re: wet weather racing

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:30 pm
by Simon Taylor
i wont be racing in any sort of moisture i cant afford it

Re: wet weather racing

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:08 pm
by Dan Hamblin
If only more manufacturers would supply their cars with optional overtray and undertray to allow the key electrical components to be protected, then racing in the wet would become more feasible. The trays on my Mission and Mi2 are very good at keeping moisture out.

Regards,

Dan

Re: wet weather racing

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:33 pm
by Tim Fry
Steve whats wrong with using the hall? Ok it means having a set of pins but better to spend £15 on tyres than £150 on speedo etc.

Re: wet weather racing

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:18 pm
by steve collins
if you went to southend or easebourne you wouldnt have much choice,the thing that seems to crop up now
regarding wet racing is brushless speedos not being waterproofwhich ruins it for the guys who have waterproof gear
& want to race outdoors. :geek:

Re: wet weather racing

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:07 pm
by Shawn Herrington
Yep. Although I can see both sides I'm afraid to say I am also an outdoor person.

But then again I am a rough and ready, hardened motorsport enthusiast.
I mean; A wet and very cold Snetterton in November crawling around on the floor... that sorts the men out from the boys :D . Actually Easter weekend at Brands in the snow wasn't far of it.

Should it come to it and as much as I would love to be out in the rain the bigger picture needs to be looked at. The cars can be adapted to cope with the weather but:

Water logged Tranny and tools, followed by rusty tools, table and chair, not to mention chargers, the list goes on.
Plus if you are lucky enough to have a gazebo; that takes a week to drip dry in the house afterwards... with the wife reminding you about it every 10 minutes :evil:

Re: wet weather racing

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:25 pm
by steve collins
im not saying we drive in the rain but if we turn up & the court is wet but the weather looks good what then.

Re: wet weather racing

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:34 pm
by Shawn Herrington
oh well if that's the case then go for it.
The surface is the type that dries quickly but just may need any standing water brushed to one side.

Re: wet weather racing

PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:25 am
by James Brooker
This was discussed last year, and we decided it would be down to the committee members present to vote wethr we were in or out.

Re: wet weather racing

PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:26 pm
by Dan Hamblin
Couple of things:

a) Do we have a brush to remove excess surface water?
b) Would we be permitted to pit in the hall on wet days?

Regards,

Dan