Very fun OTD this morning, even with the rain! Well done to Levica and crew. Thanks for being willing to brave the rain for us.
We had a great first two hours. Track was never too crowded and I had fun playing with other Miatas. Lap times were much improved with new RE71r's. Then the rain started in earnest. This was the first time I stayed on track in rain, and it was a great learning experience! I made the mistake of trying to keep up with a Spec Miata that was well driven and set up... and flew off the track at full tilt on T5. It felt like I had no grip at all - the nose wouldn't turn in. I was able to get the car straight for a safe exit and then learned that the topography drops substantially off T5! I made it almost all the way to a gravel access rode. It took a while to stop and ripped off my cheap eBay lip and claimed a fender liner. But after a brief stop in the garage to check everything out, I was back out. Love driving a Miata! Looks like I have a lot more wet-weather learning to do. TWS is fascinating in the rain b/c it's not smooth or flat like COTA. Different undulations and patches cause the water to build up and puddle in random spots throughout the track, which made finding grip an adventure. T3,T4,T10,T13-15 were great, fun places to practice oversteer correction. T6 was glassy. T7 was terrifying.