|For Top 32 Practice, the heat hit everyone hard. Sprayer bottles hosed down radiators. Ice packed intercoolers…
|Matt Field, however, showed them how the desert racers handle it. How? Dealing with it.
|Tony must have taken it to heart as he just grinned and bared it.
|Temperature guns have gotten to be very accurate and nearly everyone in the pits has at least one.
|However, if you just add ice to your Drive Energy Drink bottle and it nearly gets condensation as soon as you do and it doesn't melt, yeah, it's pretty damn hot.
|Just as Dennis Mertzanis was getting his Guy Fawkes on…
|Mother Nature spoke up.
|The wind picked up and the clouds rolled in. Soon, droplets were starting to be seen and felt by everyone.
|The rain finally came down harder and made the entire course wet and humid just before Top 32. Talk about a reminder that the desert is place of constant change when you don't expect it to be. The rain would have been welcome, but it only lasted long enough to make conditions worse until the sun went down.
|So much for leaving humidity back in Virginia…