I need to make up for some lost time so today I did a Trackcross event. $75 and no flagger duty at my favorite track.
The track was actually flooded by a local river ripping entire portions of the track up. The hight of the water was over 6 feet in some spots.
Someone actually caught the start of the flooding. This is the track...
During flooding: https://www.facebook.com/richard.hem...8572664898103/
After Flooding: https://www.facebook.com/CanaanMotor...9770969510853/
Now just a little over a month later they've cleaned up the track completely (parts of the track that weren't ripped up were buried in over a foot of fine silt) have the area graded and ready for repaving.
So I was absolutely estatic that it was open even if we were using the go kart infield track to bypass the section that was washed away.
And a lap of the track When a lotus feels like a bus, you're on a tight track:
Car ran well, needs more front end grip, but I can place the weight on the rear even under full acceleration and it just sticks. So brake late apex late and keep the weight on the rear and theres just endless grip.
I was getting a very stiff pedal on the same spot in the track and I thought again I was fading the pads. (I had this happen once too at Thompson last weekend at the end of the 120+mph straight and almost overshot the corner).
But on the very next corner the car would brake fine. I kept getting a stiff pedal on the same braking zone, and I would have continued to think it was pad fade until I actually "broke through" the stiff pedal which revealed more travel and much more braking force. So now I'm wondering if I'm dealing with the dreaded "ICE mode".
If so, even under ICE mode, the car was still braking pretty darn well, and I only got this sensation consistently in 1 braking zone (after the hairpin) headed at the cones downshifting to 2nd.
what do you think?