I had no idea you were there! i would have come by to say hi. I was on the Blake's Garage team, and we noticed that our pace was faster than both yours and the e36 ahead of you when we had about 30 minutes left. We were watching the action for the tower, and every lap was exciting for us. Thanks for the clean racing! The car's owner was in the seat during this action. This was the team's and car's second race and i think all of our driver's first rain race! We were pretty happy with the Dunlop ZIII tires in the rain, and decided after a test day at Grattan that RS4s were not the ideal rain tire.
We were very thankful for the hours of iRacing before the event, but i'm not sure if anything could prepare us for the rain, especially towards the end of Saturday. For me entry to turn 7 and into turn 9 were the spots with the biggest puddles, and as someone else mentioned seemed to change every lap. We were shocked at how much more fuel we used Sunday, but decided to take a chance on taking fuel before our 2nd driver, which was was an hour and 15 minute stint before the quiet hour, and then run an hour and half stint on the same tank. It appears to have paid off with the team's highest highest ever finish of 7th place.
We had our hood come up both Saturday and Sunday. we are blaming it on the hood pins. We even taped them down and taped the front of the hood for Sunday's race, but it still happened, so we ended up removing the hood. If anyone has any video or pictures form that, I'd love to see them!
Thanks to everyone for the courteous driving! It was sad to see the multiple wall hits, but didn't look like a whole lot of vehicle to vehicle contact, which is impressive since visibility was so low!
We love Barber and we really want to come back! If you didn't go to the museum, do yourself a favor and attend. It was awesome. My only complaint was that the hours lined up with the race hours so we didn't get much of a chance to attend.
We tried using an iPhone connected to Verizon to upload to YouTube live both days, but we only captured the first (my) stint Sunday morning. The stream would freeze after that. Anybody have any tips for that? The team really liked being able to watch live from the vehicle. Our live stream from Sunday: