Saturday’s conditions were cool and breezy I’m told, but Sunday (the day I attended) were simply divine, for driver improvement. The weather was rainy, windy, and cool.
There were two sections of the track that gave drivers issues early, but by the end of second session most drivers had accounted for it. There was one stretch between turns 4 and 6 that caught two cars out, one front wheel drive and one rear wheel drive, sending both momentarily off track until they recovered and rejoined the circuit. Credit to the driver’s skills to minimize the spins and regain control. If this was your first high-performance driving event, it was an ideal setting to build confidence.
Except for the weather, I had the best seat in the house to see the lines driver’s took, and to observe who was thriving in those adverse conditions and those maintaining their place on track. I saw cars from all ends of the spectrum, and they all fared well if not for a few brief hiccups coping with weather that coated patches of tarmac creating a slip-n-slide setting for vehicles. There was no need to set up a skid pad on Sunday, a few places on the circuit obliged for that purpose. Thankfully no wrecks or injuries, just some “Oh my!” moments.
I came away from the experience counting the days until the start of the 2020 season!