OK, did I miss something? rubber diff
Anyway, got back about half an hour ago from Carlisle's Pirelli sponsered event, and I know thats spelt correct cause I won a Pirelli hat in a raffle with my free raffle ticket
I ran my 19T motor even though it was the usual upto 12T allowed, but I wanted to get a feel for the car and gearing that will be needed in three weeks time at that track for the Scottish Champs. It's been wet all week and we were expecting some wet racing, the rain stopped for the start of the day and the track was drying during practise but I still used my RC Lab for the first qualifier, I only got 13laps, I was under geared and the car was handling poorly. I decided to switch to my cuda for the second run as the track was nearly fully dry and CS22's were gripping well. I didn't get my gear mesh correct though, it was too loose and after a lap I had a toothless spur
Third and final qualifier and it was time to try do a decent time, put my car on the track and notice the ride height is a little low at the rear, I pick it up and screw the rear shocks down a bit and off I go to the rostrum. half a lap later my car starts acting very strange and I pull in to find I had unthreaded the shock cap from the body, DOH! well I wanted to see how the car was going to I screw it back on and went out with an empty rear shock and it handled suprisingly well, turned a little different one way to the other but I could tell the setup wasn't too bad. I actually got 12laps even though I'd spent three or so in fixing the car.
I was last in the bottom of three finals, only four in my final though, and after a lap I was second then after one more lap I was first. I was running away fairly easily and about one and a half minutes from the end I was lapping second place when he took me out on the next corner, I got back on the track after some grass rallying but my car was making the dreaded knackered spur gear noise. I managed to finish first still, even though I was just waiting for the car to come to a complete halt, with a fast 16 lapper.
We ran two finals so I had to find a spur gear to use and I hadn't got any more spares, a club mate had a weird looking HPI 75 tooth, it only just fitted and after gearing for a little more speed I was ready to go. First lap and I was first but I wasn't concentrating well and made silly mistakes to let second place through, my tyres were slipping off a little at the rear too so the car spun out a few times on right handers. I started taking it easy and got some good lap times in and half way through the race I was back to first. Last lap and I again stopped thinking and ran wide, TWICE onto the grass
I ended up second and since my qualifying position was so bad and the guy who took first managed to move up to second when the guy I was lapping took me out, I was given second overall. Ahwell, it wasn't an important race, probably why I didn't concentrate in the second final.