Random Roval Racing

This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.

Before Saturday night’s race on the Charlotte Roval they called it a street course on steroids. It was that and more.

20-1010 IMSA Charlotte Roval

Normally I like to see drivers stretched to their limits. Drivers should be able to drive on any kind of track in any conditions in any direction.

But driving in the dark through a river of water between walls that challenged water drainage? That’s not racing. That’s random.

Saturday night I kept trying to be reasonable with my own expectations. Drivers should drive, right? But cornball tracks in cornball conditions is something else.

The rain did let up a bit to let some water drain away. That allowed the two IMSA GT categories to race legitimately. But there were only six cars in one class and 12 in another. Only three finished in the faster GTLM category.

Normally I love IMSA racing. But Saturday night was just that, a Saturday night gimmick. I hope it doesn’t become a norm but maybe I’m the only one who thinks random action is racing.


October 11, 2020

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