The World Endurance Championship is a series of endurance races that are contested all over the world in a championship format. Glad we were able to clear that up for you. The series is in Austin, Texas this weekend and Austin Texas has been having bouts of torrential rain for the last week or so. At the beginning of the WEC race, things were looking OK weather-wise but then the situation took a BIG turn for the wet as biblical rains came and rendered the race track into a giant slick surface akin to a skating rink. Visibility was terrible, traction was not good (especially for those teams still on slicks when the storms rolled in) and the race turned into a weird ballet of cars sliding and spinning around at low speeds. This is video of the race and it shows some of the “fun” that the racers were having. Dig the one corner with a couple of stranded cars with virtually every one entering it spinning past them. Hilarious!
This video should give the “NASCAR sucks because they don’t race in the rain,” crowd a little pause and the other side may have something to fight back with when road racing fans attack. As best we know, the race was not stopped and the weather eventually cleared allowing action to pick back up at a better pace. What we do know is that they’ll have to hustle to get the thing done on time because we’re pretty sure there’s some other sort of race happening on Sunday.
PRESS PLAY BELOW TO SEE THE VIDEO OF ENDURANCE RACERS SLIDING, SKIDDING, AND OTHERWISE OUT OF CONTROL ON A SOAKEN CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS –