I am one week away from the Jconcepts indoor nats finals in omaha, nebraska. I spent this past weekend preparing for the race with final setup changes.
4wd buggy: i decided to run a pre-production/prototype rear camber link mount we have been playing with for a few days, and I think i may stick with it for the omaha race. It seems a little better everywhere and the lap times are easily 1-2 tenths faster per lap, even on a dry track. So the car is slowly getting there.
Racing went ok, but We were playing around with tires a bit and i made a wrong choice for a fe wof the rounds and just couldnt get around back markers for parts of the quals. I was only able to qualify third behind matt gosch and nate jaskot.
In the main, again the same corner killed all efforts in qualifying because a car hit the fourth place car, sending that car into me. So of course i was dropped all the way to the back and had to work my way up. I was able to pull off some of the fastest laps ive done on this track including one of the fastest laps of the day on a dry track. But, in the closing laps again back markers prevented me from passing cleanly (they can hold good lines as well) so i settled into fourth and stayed.
Car feels very good, and i have figured out what steps to take to adjust for the traction available when i travel to this omaha race. the biggest thing for me will be selecting the correct tires since i will be one PL driver out of many JC racers. I will try my best.
4wd sc: again i decided to run the prototype truck as we are trying to get the 'pro' version out into the market. the truck is good, but needs a few geometry changes.
I am also racing this class in omaha, along with 2wd buggy (trusty rb5) . We will see how this truck handles this track.
Anyways at the club race, I was able to take a commanding tq by about 6 seconds. i finished the main the same way (1st place), even after making a few small changes the team tryed that day that were just ok and made it harder to drive.
We will see how this class goes for me, Im not exactly sure what to expect.
i ran the 3656 4pole xerun 4000kv motor and v3.1 esc, and man does this setup have some controllable power. Very pleased with how it performs.
Carter Flotron, SPD