Originally Posted by Mike Dumas
First off I would like to give a special thanks to the Team Speedmerchant Owner, Bruce Carbone. As always, Bruce was working hard again to make my car get around the carpet track at the Snowbird Nationals. I would also like to thank Timmy, Kenny and Beavis for the additonal help this past weekend.
Congrats to Donny Lia for the wonderful display of driving in 12th 17.5 class. Because of his driving and the good handling car, he aquired the Top Qualifying honors and a win once again.
It was also nice to see everyone again.
Thanks Mike great job to you too finishing up in the top 3 after not racing for a year..awesome.
I also want to thank Bruce for all the help as well as Timmy..you the man Timmy.
A big congratulations go to my bud and partner Sal Amato for sticking his Rev. 5 in the 17.5 A, as well A main finishes in 17.5 Rubber and Foam (with a 3rd) . Awesome job to him, going from never before making an A at a National event to making the A in every class he entered, nice!
Sal and myself ran the exact same setup at the race in 17.5 1/12th on our Rev. 5's. The track really threw us for a loop with a ton of steering and the cars really on the nose, so there are some changes to what I normally run in my cars:
Jaco Prizm Lilacs trued to 1.60" glued all the way up
Camber and Caster arms in the middle, stock ballstud height
-1 dg. Camber
3.5 dg. Caster
Front tires shimmed out .040"
.20 Front springs
Green Spooge on kingpins
3.25mm Ride height
30 wt. Oil in Shock
Red Center Spring
Old school associated antenna mount with long ballstud
Blue Tube spooge
.21 Side springs turned down just touching the links
3.25mm Ride Height
1.5mm Pod droop
Jaco Prism Yellows Trued to 1.70" glued only at Rim
3.5mm Ride Height at rear of pod
172mm Rear width
Both cars ran Black Art body, 41/72 Gearing with Tekin RS 189 Software at full timing in sensored only mode with Speedpassion 17.5
I had fastest lap of the event with 10.2 and Sal had 2nd fastest lap of the event with a 10.3, both cars were dialed.