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      04-26-2012, 10:41 PM   #1

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A soggy Sunday with NASA at NJMP

Had a good time at New Jersey Motorsports Park's Lightning circuit with arter, SROC5, and others last weekend. Saturday was sunny and warm, and Sunday 20 degrees cooler and pouring rain. Sunday was a good opportunity to work on smoothness of all inputs--cornering, braking, and throttle application. I put my street setup Michelin Pilot Super Sports back on for the rain and ran in S5 with MDM on. A smart move, because stability control intervened several times per session and I was triggering ABS in hard braking zones. Here are a couple of videos showing dry Saturday vs. rainy Sunday--you'll see my times were off by 15-20 seconds per lap and my speeds by 20-30 mph on Sunday.

Saturday sunny and dry. (Sorry for the dark images on the front straight--the camera was struggling with the low sun late in the day.)

Sunday rainy and cool.

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      04-26-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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Nice driving, liking the data overlay and multiple angles
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      04-27-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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My first attempt to video a track run failed on Saturday due to operator error

Jealous of all the recording equipment you had.. Of course no one tried to rip it out of my car....

Looks like everyone cleared out by the 7pm session, you have no traffic then. I was 2 hours north by then, in 38F rain, hoping it wouldn't turn to snow before I got home.........

Probably will be back at Lightning for the SCDA Lightning/Thunder combo in June....
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      04-27-2012, 06:13 PM   #4
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Cool vids - thanks for sharing. Looks like a fun track!
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      04-28-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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Nice write up!

While I would liked to have both days be bright and sunny, I was thankful in many ways for experiencing and learning to drive in the rain. It really did give me an opportunity to focus on being smooth with all inputs as paradocs points out. I too had Pilot Super Sports and it intervened mainly on turn 7 when I decided to get a little more spirited.

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