The tire deal at Vegas just proved to me once again that one should always control their own destiny if given the option. I was told by a supplier that they would have a set of rain tires for me to purchase at the event on the Friday before the race. When I got to the track on Tuesday and the forecast for rain had increased, the supplier informed me that they did not have rain tires for me.
The sad part of this is the supplier that had told me he would have a set of rain tires for me (confirmed in an email) still had a brand new set of rains in wrappers sitting in his trailer on Saturday (have a picture to prove it) that were never used at the event.
I, like Howie, scrambled around looking for a set and was only able to find an old style set that were probably three years old and semi hard. The tires proved to be no good at all in the rain. The individual that found the tires for me was a great guy and did all he could do to help me out; meeting this individual was the bright spot of the week for me, a quality person for sure.
I would bet that as part of next years registration a set of rains will be required to be purchased for the event. I am sure Tom was sick of hearing the complaints. As has been stated in prior posts, the rules were very clear and I do not place any of the blame on SKUSA.
All being said – I can’t wait until 2014, and yes I will bring 3 sets of rains;)