Finally recovering after a tough 24. Thursday was a fun day after setting up the tent. Friday was pretty easy with a warmup for Michellin Cup, all skate for Rolex and then the Michellin Cup 4 hour race. That started off with a bang… with a Camaro trying to knock down our wall early on eventually leading to a FCY because it was being such a pain to get on the tiltbed. Most likely because after the hit the car was a teeter totter. Numerous incidents as we had 9 FCY’s total with 2 being ours, ended up over at 5A for the last 75 minutes or so.
The start of Saturday dawned sunny and decent… and quickly went down hill. My shift was from 1830 to 2230 and then 0630 to 1030. Temps dropped throughout the day until the start. It was either cold or nippy depending where at 5 you were. Got off corner, went back to camp and got some sleep until about 0430 when the alarm went off and pitter patter was present. Shift started in the heavy rain, which then turned into a red flag. I think it was about 0800 they tried to go green… and failed miserably with a two car wreck in the tri-oval. This led to more circulating and me waving either white or yellow depending where the sweepers and blowers were. Ended up getting off station seeing about 15 cars come through in green flag conditions, total, for the 4 hours. Went back to workers compound then watched all the chaos as racing finally returned… sorta. It was more like sliding demolition derby at some points. NASCRAP spent 400+ million and couldn’t do shit about the draining, or lack there of leading into turn 1, all through 6 and the bus stop.
Overall glad I went down because I got to see a lot of friends who I don’t get to see that often… but man I would have killed for some more non-rain time.