RACE: Mid-Ohio Runoffs Wednesday notes

Runoffs Notes - 6 - Wednesday copyright 1996 John P. M. Dillon RAIN!!!!! It's a cold morning, wet and dreary. I'm still at the Dinner Bell, a great little hole-in-the-wall restaurant across the street from a fast food place and next door...

Runoffs Notes - 6 - Wednesday copyright 1996 John P. M. Dillon

RAIN!!!!! It's a cold morning, wet and dreary. I'm still at the Dinner Bell, a great little hole-in-the-wall restaurant across the street from a fast food place and next door to the Mid-Ohio Motel, awaiting pork chops and eggs. A real breakfast... what a concept.

Yesterday Richard Crites asked his wife Diana to perform an Indian rain dance--he loves racing in the wet. Well, her steps worked their magic this morning. However, he doesn't qualify until 5:45 PM; let's see if the magic lasts. John Hollansworth said he's normally a better racer in the wet than the dry. He's not so sure about at Mid-Ohio though, since a lot of the local guys are wet-weather players too, and on a technical track like this, it may just magnify their home track advantage.

In case you haven't noticed, I missed getting out to a corner this morning. T1 qualifying is already done, and AS is underway, and I'm still in a restaurant. I'll hang out in the press room and in the field today, despite my earlier plans to flag.

I'll upload this quickly, then follow up with more qualifying news.

John Dillon Mostly SoPac

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