I raced my D2 for the first time since the Reedy Race in 19T yesterday at a local race. I learned alot about weight distribution at the Reedy and decided to try moving a 1/4 ounce weight up and down the centerline of the chassis to see how the car would respond at this track. It's amazing how much that little weight can affect handling. My setup is dialed so I don't need to change it much, but to get a little more steering, I just slide the weight forward. More rear bite...slide it back.
Race Result: I got smacked hard in the second qual so my first run had to hold up. It was good enough for third on the grid. The car was a rocket as usual. I got out to a big lead and was able to hold on for the win. My tires starting to go away about 3 minutes in. Even though weight placement did have a strong effect on handling, it was not as big a factor as the spool. I like the rip spools give but they're not for every track. This layout had a number of sharp, medium to low speed turns that the car didn't like too much with the spool. Says a lot about the car though. Until the tires went away (had several runs on them already), I was running some of the fastest laps on the track even with the spool. Anyway, I need to be more concious of track layouts when working on setups. No telling what the car could have done yesterday if I had run my one-way. Oh well, a wins a win.