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Tires for a wet track?

Post by crazyassracing on Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:18 am

I'm running Gingerman Raceway with Three Balls Racing this weekend. The weather forecast is for thunderstorms. I've never run on a wet track before. I'm considering running my performance all seasons instead of my more track orientated summer only Pilot Sports. Anyone have some wet track advice they'd like to pass on?
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Post by BraMas on Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:59 am

I'd run the all season's. I did not do a HPDE in the wet but I have done AutoX in the wet and was very happy I had the Sport all season tires on. If anything bring the Dry tires and if it clears up throw them on.

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Post by crazyassracing on Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:59 pm

Man, I don't have the space for that, what with my tools and canopy, folding chairs, air compressor, slurpy machine & massage chair.
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Post by wingedone on Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:00 pm

crazyassracing wrote:Man, I don't have the space for that, what with my tools and canopy, folding chairs, air compressor, slurpy machine & massage chair.

Tim's not used to having to worry about that. He has plenty of room with nothing under the hood.
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Post by crazyassracing on Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:08 pm

HAHAHAHAHA!
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Post by BraMas on Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:59 pm

Nothing under the hood and only 1 seat in the car right now I have plenty of room Smile

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Re: Tires for a wet track?

Post by crazyassracing on Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:35 am

Just got the groupings for Gingerman on Saturday. They put me in group Three (gulp). I feel a demotion coming on.
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Post by crazyassracing on Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:00 am

wait, nope, that's the novice group. I'm good.
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Post by BraMas on Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:53 pm

did you see that they where running this event counter clock wise?

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Re: Tires for a wet track?

Post by crazyassracing on Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:58 am

BraMas wrote:did you see that they where running this event counter clock wise?

They are running Sunday counter clockwise. Saturday is normal direction. We are running the long track though. I've run it once or twice before. The long route is rough on my brakes.
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Granatelli Shock Tower Brace
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KYB Shocks & Struts
255/50/17 Kumho Ecsta ASX's on 17 x 7.5 wheels (Street)
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Post by crazyassracing on Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:09 am

No rain at the track Saturday, and the new LSD worked out wonderfully. I was really able to power out of the corners better.
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Re: Tires for a wet track?

Post by wingedone on Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:17 am

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