Exotic Car day w/Donnybrooke @ BIR

Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 01:34 PM EDT

Contributed by: RLRescue

With the look of rain lurking in the western sky the radar would tell a different story than what we saw at the track.

The sky looked like we were about to get "blasted" with a down pour at 9am, but that would not happen. Radar would show a clear sky for the entire day. The track still to got it's share of liquid sunshine during the day despite the radar saying otherwise. The standard morning "reality check" speech was givin to all particiapants at 9 including the "fear of God" pitch about water on the front straight. Those that heard it abided by it and had a good day. The Spec Driver that missed the morning meeting decided that it would be a good thing to try to shift and accelerate at about the 660 mark on a wet main straight. Two rotations later, we were cleaning up the mess. Driver condition 0, and spec racer was tilted off the track with a rearranged front body clip and minor structural damage. It drove the "play safe" part home having the car come to a stop in front of the pit area (on the main straight) where Donnybrooke had set up. This allowed a large crowd of participants to wander over and observe while things were shut down for the clean-up. That 'visual' slowed the rest of the racers down for the remainder of the day and other that a couple of brief "mistings" the track was usually dry again on a matter of minutes.

All things considered a nice day at the track...