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John Brown
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Re: Grenada

Post by John Brown » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:39 am

Im surprisingly not too upset about missing all the Major events this year....
I despise running in rainy conditions... always have.
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Re: Grenada

Post by steverife » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:11 am

The biggest bummer is that it absolutely kills things socially.
thrdeye wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:04 am
I bet Falkens in the wet on concrete won't be too horrible unless that site puddles real bad. At least you won't have to spray :D
Car was pretty fun in the wet in Lincoln last year, honestly.

I wish I had a little more tread on what I was driving out on, but not enough to add a set to the budget for early season rain events.

Rain at a pro is pretty exciting because anything can happen.
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Re: Grenada

Post by Challenger » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:41 am

Supps are up.

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Re: Grenada

Post by ConeEater » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:46 am

Howes everyone fairing? Heard the cancelled the afternoon runs yesterday.
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Re: Grenada

Post by Challenger » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:56 am

ConeEater wrote:Howes everyone fairing? Heard the cancelled the afternoon runs yesterday.
Yea. They decided to do 3 runs each side today but no challenges.

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Re: Grenada

Post by thrdeye » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:50 pm

Did anyone see STR? Sololive says an E36 M3 won? Conditions?

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Re: Grenada

Post by DiaboJim » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:05 pm

Yes it did. The conditions today we're back and forth between a slightly wet cause and a dry one. Not sure which one that had in the group.
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Re: Grenada

Post by jdpeterson21 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:22 pm

Frustrating weather and I was super salty about it before driving today. Thank you Jeff for renting out the car again! Arnold and I really enjoyed it.
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Re: Grenada

Post by John Brown » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:54 am

What happened in CAM?
Never seen such a reversal in pos. from day 1 to day 2.. wow!
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Re: Grenada

Post by steverife » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:22 am

thrdeye wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:50 pm
Did anyone see STR? Sololive says an E36 M3 won? Conditions?

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I was in the announce car for 2nd drivers. Rhode and Neilson were 2nd drivers and probably had favorable conditions. Light drizzle. It was raining a bit earlier, but I was in paddock and not sure if that impacted Whitener, McElvey, Hughes, etc.

I'll say this. I went down to Hunstville last week and Brett Hudson in that same car PAX'd Randall, Charles Krampert, etc.
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Re: Grenada

Post by steverife » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:38 am

Anyway...

Drive - It is a little farther from Knox than Dixie/Peru/Blytheville. However, it is a pretty easy drive. Not a lot of traffic past Nashville.

Courses - A little small, but courses were good pro courses, imo. Woulda been fun if we'd gotten 12 runs in the dry.

Paddock/Site - Layout sucks.

Grenada hospitality - A+. I'll go back just because how they treated us. They had a hospitality building, they gave us a grab bag. City manager and chamber of commerce member spoke to us at the welcome party. I was grabbing food and I thanked the servers and they all were like, "NO! Thank you for coming."

For the event. Weather sucked and that was draining. Combine that with how busy things are at a pro, and it wasn't a very fun social event. When the weather is bad, I REALLY struggle with focusing.
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Re: Grenada

Post by John Brown » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:12 am

Sounds like an event Im glad my car wasn't ready for..
Im at the point that unless I'm high in a points race.. 30% chance of rain or below 60 degrees is a total deterrent to me. It's just not fun to me.

Us East Coasters are really getting the FU in dry events lately... :(
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Re: Grenada

Post by steverife » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:50 am

thrdeye wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:50 pm
Did anyone see STR? Sololive says an E36 M3 won? Conditions?

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Shows Whitener won in the final results.

DNF on the last M3 run.
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Re: Grenada

Post by Scoob » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:36 pm

^^^And that's why all results announced on Solo Matters are unofficial.
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Re: Grenada

Post by steverife » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:45 pm

Sounds like it was a clean run and he didn't get slowed enough to go on the proper side of the wall past the finish.
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