Yesterday we had the Mid Atlantic Carpet Clash at my home track. In 19 turn the top 3 were able to turn 21 laps or greater. These were done by SMC and Promatch Sponsored Drivers. Position 4- 10 all turned 20 laps and seperated by 4 seconds. I was able to Qualify 6th for the A.
First Qualifier I ran 1 of my 2 ZX Racing Packs. Got through the the infield and when I came onto the straight a Novice Driver thought he could take the Freqency Clip and turn his radio on in the Pits and sent my car into the wall. So I did 0 laps in the first Qual.
2nd Qualifier I deceided to run my Fukuyama 1.179 pack. Off the bat I was fast but by the 2 min mark the pack went flat. I had no punch coming out of the corners. This could be because the pack is going flat or because I may have overgeared the motor. I was running a 30 Rollout. Turned 19 Laps 5:11. B main
3rd Qualifier I deceided to repeak my ZX Racing pack that I ran during the 1st quaifier. This was the 4th run on the pack that day. All my other packs I ran a total of 2 times that day. I ran this one extra during a practice session when the power went out at the Track. I figured that this was a chance that this pack was going to be flat also since I was running it a little to much that day. I ended up listening to a friend that was running almost a 31 rollout so I kept my gearing the same. Went out for the qualifier and turned a 20 5:02. The pack had punch throughout the whole run but coming to the line at the end of the race I hung it up on the board and that cuased me at least 4 seconds since I had to regain myself after the brush with the board and was out of the groove. I could have easily turn 21 laps if not for that.
For the Main I ran my other ZX Racing pack. 1.177. At the start I was able to cut to the inside of turn 1 in second place with my Friend Mike just on the outside. He cut to the inside taking second away and I went wide to miss a car that was bouncing off the wall. By turn 2 there was a pileup and myself, my friend Mike and Billy Spence were the top 3. By the 2 min mark we were still 1,2,3, and then I hit lap traffic and one guy put me into the boards allowing Tom to get right on top of me. I made a mental mistake by going wide into a corner and Tom was able to get by and then again I got slammed and a marshall had to do something to my car.. I was now in 6th and I was able to drive clean and get by the slower guys and get back up into 4th only 5 seconds behind Tom but by then the race was over with myself taking 4th place. I have to go back and look at why my motors fell off the pace. It could have been because I have 11 runs on my brushes...opps
. I guess I will buy another motor so that I can use just that motor in the Main