My car was loose on power mid corner. Maybe because the track was dry? At least I moved up from my starting spot of 8th and finished 6th? Missed my goal of a top 5 though.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
All the fast guys showed up this weekend so I was aiming for a top 5 finish. I also learned that Microns don't work that great in a dry track. Oh and I might have went the wrong direction on a rear roll center change. I need go back to 2mm washer on the hub and 0 for the rear camber link mount.
Posted by ra99gt at 4:54 PM
Sunday, August 14, 2016
I heading out to my local track on Saturday 8/14/16 for some club racing on clay dirt (not carpet) :). I decided to race mod truck with my T5m, as I converted it to a 3 gear transmission with steel drive diff and CVAs and installed my MurfDogg 7.5 motor. For mod buggy I was racing my 22 3.0 with fresh shocks and TLR 30wt oil front and rear with 3x1.4/2x1.6 pistons and red springs front and rear. Hahaha.
In mod truck I started 2nd behind a visitor. On the start of the main I was stuck to the back of his truck like glue! I followed him around for a few laps and noticed that I could carry way more speed at the end of the straight than he could and I guess that scared him as he made a mistake in the sweeper in front of the stand and got stuck on the pipe. I easily went around a kept the lead until the end :)
In mod buggy I put in a good run in round 1 and blew out in round 2. I still manage to qualify 3rd though! In the main I had a clean start and followed the leaders. A few mistake in front and I moved up to 2nd and held on to the end.
Posted by ra99gt at 9:57 AM
Monday, August 8, 2016
I decided to race my buggy and truck again, as I think I have the buggy working well now. In the morning I changed to some new front springs and changed my slipper setup, hoping that the truck would be easier to drive.
My buggy felt great and was easy to drive. I managed to qualify 3rd and took advantage of mistakes of the drivers in front of me to get the win!
In truck there was a crazy battle between the top 3 in the last minute! I manage to hold onto 2nd after leading early on.
Posted by ra99gt at 9:58 AM
Monday, August 1, 2016
During the week I decided to change my motor to one I haven't run since last summer (Fantom) and rebuilt my shocks after who knows how long! Maybe last winter? Lol! The shocks have 32.5/30 oil, 3x1.4 / 2x1.6 flat pistons, 2 limiters in each S shock, and white springs front and rear.
With these changes I was finally able to get into th 18 second lap range, with my fastest lap of the day turned in the main, 18.7.
I qualified 3rd and finished 3rd. An early mistake caused me to lose touch with the leaders. Oh well.
I also switched to my stock body since my JC body is pretty rough.
Posted by ra99gt at 9:46 AM