Championships Definitely Earned in Changing-Weather Conditions at the 2022 NASA Championships

Monterey, Calif., Sept. 23, 2022 — Weather is a fickle thing. Though the forecast offered a high-percentage chance of precipitation for Sunday’s Championships races, it didn’t appear in the morning’s Spec Miata race, but that was about to change.

The third race of the day started out dry and then a sufficient amount of rain began to fall that the track became wet enough to require rain tires. Some drivers had them on their cars, and some didn’t, and the wrong tire choices was critical enough to change the outcomes in some classes.

The skies opened up a bit for the Spec E30 race, and nearly everyone went out on the new Maxxis rain tires for a race that began in the wet and ended in dry conditions when the rain stopped halfway through the race. The changing and challenging conditions produced one of the greatest races of the weekend.

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