Originally Posted by 63Corvette
Yeah, I ran an IMSA race on slicks at TWS in December of 1971. It rained the whole race, but the slicks were the only tires that I had
Fun, isn't it?
When I was in driver's school, my instructor was an FF pilot. One of the guys in his group said to listen to him, he knew his stuff, and was one of the smoothest drivers around, enough he could race an FF in the rain on slicks.
He came to look at my car, a rental Corolla ITC, and made the comment that even he wouldn't drive on those tires in the rain.
First day was typical beautiful Florida sunshine.
The second day rained like no tomorrow.
After the first lap or two, which was scarier than (well you know), I decided I couldn't be fast, so just have fun, and ran the best I could. Only had one off track excursion in the rain.
When I got my permit back at the end of the weekend, he'd signed it off for the end of school.
I always liked the rain. The car ran cooler. The truckload of money guys with cubic horsepower couldn't get it to the ground any better than the rest, rain was the great equalizer, and I was still immortal in those days.