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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:25 pm 
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kbrew8991 wrote:
and you may find that the track / club will back off on the windows down thing if it's really pouring out there.


That would be nice.

I never asked about the reason for keeping the windows down. I'm assuming it is for quick exit in case of fire + jammed door or quick access for emergency crew. I would think it would be easy for emergency crew to break the window but might be tough for the driver to get out if the door won't open and the car is on fire.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:29 pm 
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That's part of it, but a large benefit to having the windows down is being able to hear what's going on. With you car, other cars, brakes, tires, pavement surface, etc...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:19 am 
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The main reason for keeping the windows down is so you can POINT someone by. Kind of hard to do if your window is up. :D

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:46 am 
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beerkat wrote:
The main reason for keeping the windows down is so you can POINT someone by. Kind of hard to do if your window is up. :D


As much as I have to do that I can't believe I forgot about the point by. :oops:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:55 am 
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i dont get why they dont just let us use the blinkers to indicate pass left/right and flashers for pitting


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:58 am 
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too easy to accidentally hit the turn signal in alot of cars - plus a point-by is a very delibarate motion, no mistaking that one :)

I've heard of turn signals being used when you're allowed to run windows-up when the rain is really bad though :)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:11 am 
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Plus, not all cars have (working) blinkers and flashers.

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When your car spins it will shake the water off like a wet dog. :wink:

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TIP: Be faster that everyone else to avoid point-bys :D

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Shop vac- to pull water out of upholstery, if you vaccum out the water after each run it never has time to really set and mildew. Other than that, febreze anti bacterial and " ozium" for any left over smells

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