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Old 12-15-2018, 08:05 PM
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:29 AM
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I hope the track and/or event organizers give drivers fair warning about track conditions and work performed. I was one the car/drivers at April Chin event just after grinding earlier this year. It was not just dust, but also included lots of 1mm-2mm concrete pebbles that destroyed front end of many cars. I would like to avoid that type of damage a second time.
Come on out and run our Arizona tracks if you want a little sandblasting.Here a clearbra is a must.
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:41 AM
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I hope the track and/or event organizers give drivers fair warning about track conditions and work performed.

It was not just dust, but also included lots of 1mm-2mm concrete pebbles that destroyed front end of many cars.
Yep. Racing there in an open car is a pain in the neck. Stand 21 visors and helmets aren’t cheap!
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Here is how bad the T9-10 bump is.

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Old 12-17-2018, 01:51 PM
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Yeah, the ones at 9 and 10 are the ones that have worsened the most aggressively in the last 2-3 months
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Old 12-17-2018, 04:46 PM
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Repairs/paving started today at COTA including turn 5, the 9-10 issues, some.on the back straight and two other spots, including1 and 17-18, I believe.

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Old 12-17-2018, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Veloce Raptor View Post
Repairs/paving started today at COTA including turn 4, the 9-10 issues, some.on the back straight and two other spots, including1 and 17-18, I believe.
Why T4? There is a bump after 5, but I never notice anything at 4. Then again noone else notices the bump entering 2 because they are all too wide there. Maybe Im in the wrong spot at 4.
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:31 PM
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I think I made a typo
5

Edit: fixed it

I agree with you about 2
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:30 AM
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Has there been a lot of rain on the track since September or less rain than normal? Seems odd there’s been such a rapid change in the track that is now 6+ years old.
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:33 PM
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As previously stated, Chin's January event at COTA cancelled. They have an event at Barber on Feb 9-10, I am signed up for that event. Let me know if other Texans are interested in making the trek.
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by okie981 View Post
Has there been a lot of rain on the track since September or less rain than normal? Seems odd there’s been such a rapid change in the track that is now 6+ years old.
Based on the US Climate Website, Including September we've had 20.04" of rain when historical average is 12.24", so up 7.8" while last year in this same time period we were down 6".

So someone with the data and a little statistics could plot out the mean and std dev across the last few years -- but yes this year seems to have been wetter (and cooler).

Also, the variation in rainfall in/around austin can be significant. So these numbers may not reflect the rainfall at Cota

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Old 12-19-2018, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by txhokie4life View Post
Based on the US Climate Website, Including September we've had 20.04" of rain when historical average is 12.24", so up 7.8" while last year in this same time period we were down 6".

So someone with the data and a little statistics could plot out the mean and std dev across the last few years -- but yes this year seems to have been wetter (and cooler).

Also, the variation in rainfall in/around austin can be significant. So these numbers may not reflect the rainfall at Cota

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Yeah it rains more over on the side that I live on and where the track is, around 20 miles from the "hills" I think just 3 weeks ago we got like 5 inches in one 12 hour stretch.
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I wonder if that really long dry spell that Austin had has anything to do with it. IIRC construction was during that drought, which before it was over, had Lake Travis way, way down.

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For example -- this is a dry creek less than a mile from the track. This happened in spring of 2016. But it can be months of draught, then this happens, and then maybe months of more rain -- or virtually none for 3-6 months or longer.
https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/maha-creek-in-bastrop-separates-loved-ones-after-downpour/1049794721
this was a day when Austin itself only recorded 0.5" of rain

and this happened 6 months before that
https://jalopnik.com/austins-f1-circ...day-1739738115

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Old 12-19-2018, 07:17 PM
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It's the drought-flood cycle combined with the utterly schitty soil make up
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