Ohio S2000 Club Ohio S2000 Owners Club

Mid Ohio in the rain

Old 02-17-2018, 05:48 AM
Popeye's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Gleening the apex
Posts: 21,464
Received 6 Likes on 4 Posts

"Do not even think of driving a "slick" or R Comp type tire. Use a true race "rain" tire, or a soft street tire that hasn't been tracked/autocrossed."
My thought too, it's all about the tire selection
Popeye is offline  
Old 04-10-2018, 07:39 PM
neuronbob's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 1,306
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts

I don't feel so bad that I spun out driving Mid-Ohio in the pouring rain, with water pooling on the track, three years ago after reading these testimonials.

I did a HPDE (Acura High Performance) course at Mid-Ohio while I still owned my S2000 and even driving slow, spun out just after China Beach. Luckily, I spun out into the grass. Didn't hurt the car at all. I just got back on the track and kept going. Important lesson learned.

I hope the OP is still going, even if it rains.

I plan to do the AHP course again this year with my NSX, should be fun.
neuronbob is offline  
Old 04-24-2018, 11:33 AM
Thread Starter
Afterfire's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 337
Received 11 Likes on 10 Posts

Hey all, I just want to say thank you again for the words of wisdom. I ran in the rain and while there was no way to improve on the first dry session, I was able to successfully navigate the course with no off-track excursions during the rain and found the grippier parts of the course. I learned a lot and respect that track. I didnt have much time to learn the line of the second half in the dry (if you dont trust the track will be there over those blind crests you lose momentum and time waiting to see the line) but I had fun in both conditions. I hope to return again, but I hope for drier sessions.
Afterfire is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Southern Ontario S2000 Owners
11-01-2006 08:44 AM
Silver S2k4
S2000 Racing and Competition
06-27-2006 01:12 PM
Silver S2k4
Mid-Atlantic S2000 Owners
06-26-2006 05:05 PM
S2000 Racing and Competition
01-26-2006 10:46 AM
S2000 Racing and Competition
11-15-2004 03:44 PM

Quick Reply: Mid Ohio in the rain

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands