March 9, 2013 Absolute Zero Rally Cancelled

Unfortunately it has been decided to cancel the Absolute Zero Rally which was planned for the Central New York area on March 9, 2013.  The 10-day weather forecast predicted temperatures into the 40s for a few days before and during the rally.  Frank Beyer and Mike Mazoway have been on the rally roads in the last few days and reported that the roads would be extremely muddy under those conditions.  Frank said that he had seen cars climb up hills with extreme difficulty and he noted that sliding your car down hill in the mud was scary.  Combining these two scenarios, it can be understood that meeting cars on hills on those roads could be dangerous.  Further, Frank got so much mud on his wheels that they lost their balance.  Therefore due to the almost certainty of very muddy roads it has been decided to cancel this rally.

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One Response to March 9, 2013 Absolute Zero Rally Cancelled

  1. Mike Mazoway says:

    The route is fantastic when snow covered and icy and treacherous when muddy. The mud has a high clay content and is extremely greasy and at very slow speeds you can feel the tires grow in diameter as the mud builds up. As much as I wanted the event to go on, safety and offering a real rally challenge to the crews was paramount and we knew we could not deliver on both.

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