Rain Rain – Go Away!

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At the time of writing this post (August 24 – 2016) it has been 4.5 months since we have had a race at the Barmah track. its just been far too wet.

The Barmah track is particularly susceptible to becoming saturated and therefore unusable when the weather is too wet. This is exactly what we have seen occur over the last four or so months, Due to a La Nina effect delivering above average rainfall to the North country Victoria forecast District, we have been unable to race. The Barmah track is a hard packed clay soil track, with a light dust surface when dry. Given its clay surface, it is not highly absorbent of water, but rather water tends to sit on top. Over long periods of rain, lasting several weeks or more, even the smallest amount of rain is enough to completely wet the surface when the subsoil is completely saturated.While there is some rain still yet to come. It does, in

The Barmah track is a hard packed clay soil track, with a light dust surface when dry. Given its clay surface, it is not highly absorbent of water, but rather water tends to sit on top, especially when the subsoil becomes saturated from rain loasting several weeks or more. While there is some rain still yet to come. It does, in

While there is some rain still yet to come. It does, in fact appear that we have seen the worst of it for winter. With spring just around the corner, there appears to be a slight lull in the frequency of heavy rain (according to the 28-day rainfall forecast).

Source: http://www.weatherzone.com.au/long-range-forecast/28-day-rain/vic/northern-country

So given the current forecast for the first week of September, there is approximately a 75% chance that we will be holding our first race in five months on September 4th -2016. It all depends how much rain falls in the week leading up to the race weekend of Sunday, 4 September 2016.

Of course, we will keep you posted on our facebook page or weather updates and race notifications.

Perhaps considering making an offering to Indra, the Hindu God of Rain & Thunder. LOL. only kidding

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Jayson Black

Administrator for barmahrc.org and other social media, and Temporary President. Started racing with the BRCCC in November 2014 using a RTR Kyosho Inferno NEO Race Spec. Quickly upgraded to a second hand Intech BR5 Evo Pro supplied by Norm Guthrie of BRCCC & Barmah Hobbies. Now Driving an Intech Br-6, using Savox/JX Servos, Nitro X Fuel, Proline and Beta Tires, Sanwa Mt-4 Radio, RB-Bx Engine