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Postby steve collins » Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:21 pm

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.

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Re: wet weather racing

Postby Simon Taylor » Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:30 pm

i wont be racing in any sort of moisture i cant afford it
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Re: wet weather racing

Postby Dan Hamblin » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:08 pm

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.

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Re: wet weather racing

Postby Tim Fry » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:33 pm

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.
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Re: wet weather racing

Postby steve collins » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:18 pm

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:
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Re: wet weather racing

Postby Shawn Herrington » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:07 pm

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:
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Re: wet weather racing

Postby steve collins » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:25 pm

im not saying we drive in the rain but if we turn up & the court is wet but the weather looks good what then.
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Re: wet weather racing

Postby Shawn Herrington » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:34 pm

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.
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Re: wet weather racing

Postby James Brooker » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:25 am

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.
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Re: wet weather racing

Postby Dan Hamblin » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:26 pm

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?

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