I have what some might consider a bizarre issue (or maybe not). I'll preface it by saying that I'm relatively new to carpet racing, 12th scale especially, and still have a lot to learn.
Here's the scenario: I've now raced the 12R5 3 times and have been doing very well with it, but being a racer, naturally, I want to squeeze every ounce of performance out of it that I can.
I basically arrive at the track, run a few practice packs, make small adjustments to dial the car in and then the racing starts.
My dilemma is this. In the 3 races I've had with the car, only one time have I gotten faster as the rounds went on. The other two times, the car has seemed to get looser as the rounds went on, despite checking and maintaining the exact same setup that I dialed in to start the first heat with.
Is it customary in 1/12 scale to set the car for a little more understeer as the rounds go on, or am I missing something? Any thoughts and ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Last edited by TimNJ; 12-05-2008 at 08:16 AM.