(fordracing btw) at Sears Point last weekend. I did pretty well considering conditions, which was rainy as hell all day Saturday and wet most of Sunday. I don't have much experience in the rain. I've driven probably a grand total of 5 times in the rain, and I don't think I was trying to be competitive in any of them (practice/later oppourtunities etc). So becasue of that I was pretty nervous to start the first race of the season in a storm at a pretty dangerous track in itself. Saturday: During practice however I did pretty well. My friend Jason* from SoCal smoked everyone, but I was as fast or faster as everyone else in spec Miata (both races were 45 minutes and started with an enduro, 60ish car field). I ended up qualifying a little slower than I was in practice, 14th out of 58 cars, I think 3rd. The race was intense, I'd never been in a field that big all going for the same corner. I managed to get to the inside and held it all the way until the carousel. Things were going well in the slow motion rain for most of the race, I was duking it out with the second and third place Miatas, when I spun going up into turn 2, I still don't know what even happened. Now, you can recover and make up a spin at this level in these conditions. I know the second place guy spun twice. The problem was that my hair straighteners got stuck in the mud on a hill, and it took me about 2 laps to figure out how to get back on the track. By that time it was too late so I just had fun, managed to pull out behind Jason who was in the lead by more than half the lap and stay with him until the end of the race.