My last track day with GGLC ran a little short after I came out of the first session with a nail hole in one of my tires. So, it was time to try again. I used the opportunity to also try some new Pirelli Trofeo tires that were supposed to be more sticky than my Corsas.|
First, getting there was interesting since the weather was borderline IFR when I took off. I was able to find a hole in the clouds to get on top, and flew across the bay VFR on top, which is always a nice sight :)
GGLC is always fun for the interesting Lotus cars you get to see:
One car locked up a brake and tire, went off the track, and the track got red flagge as a result. The flagger wasn't happy I took a picture of her even though all the cars were stopped.
The new tires, were, well, they seemed grippy for a short while but didn't last the day and one even got corded:. Note, tire went from brand new to corded in one day. That was a bit disappointing if I may say so:
The way home, I thought by then the clouds would be gone, but no, most of the north bay was covered with clouds from Oakland down to Stanford. My first plan was to duck under at Oakland, but since they were IFR, they did not allow me to do that. Instead, I was vectored into SFO Bravo and past 101 out of their way. From there, the clouds eventually subsided just before I got to Palo Alto