Hey dude, push the caps lock button on your keyboard lol
Its all in the gearing and motor maintenance. Make sure you run brasso through it and flush it out with powershot or metho while the motor is running after each meet. break the motor in by running it in water for a couple of hours. theres plenty of things u can do to give the motor a slight edge. Most clubs wont allow mabuchi or tamiya super sport motors.
Good luck and dont take it to serious, invest in some decent batteries and play around with the gearing.
Gone riding, cya.........