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      12-27-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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Drives: 2015 F80 M3 ED
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MD/DC

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Supper Soggy Shenandoah day

Went to Shenandoah on October 1st for a 2-day event with TrackDaze. This is supposed to be one of the best times of the year to go, but not in 2011 when it was *cold* and *rainy*.

Had some fun the first day and froze my butt off, after which I decided I had as much fun as I could take and stayed home the next day (also cold and soggy).

There was some serious machinery there, 2 GT3's (at least one was an RS), an F430, Viper Coupe, you name it - none of these wanted to play for long and didn't do very well on that day. My car has a muffler, a drop-in filter, RS19 pads and DYI brake cooling ducts without backing plate and I normally run in the high-Intermediate group.

A modified Evo X was very fast in my group in these conditions, a caged 944 was a little quicker until he span it in front of me, otherwise I ran with the usual suspects. The big surprise was a red pick-up truck, I think some sort of Chevy if not mistaken, (yes, that's right), running suspension and who knows what else but above all an exceptional driver and who was just the slightest bit faster than me. My hat is off to that guy, I don't care what modifications he had in that truck, he was fast and confident.

In the video all you will see basically is me tiptoeing around the track trying not to spin and passing that Viper Coupe. Please excuse the production, it's my first attempt with a Contour camera and I had mucked around the volume setting.

I was much more confident in the rain on Summit Main, as there is a lot more runoff space than at Shenandoah. I continued to like the PS2 in the rain, but I could tell they were at their lower operating range on that day.


2015 F80 ED
2004 Z4 3.0
2014 X3 35i