Originally Posted by Oleg Babich
Mark Dawson won ROAR Carpet Regionals 17.5 sedan class.
Bully for you, Mark!
Mark, please your setup and impressions.
I prepped 2 cars for this event. The L and EX A700s.
Early on I felt that my L car was going to be the prime option based on a track configuration and feel. Unlike most tracks I have ran on – partly due to the cold conditions and escalating traction – I started to find that I needed the EX configuration to better manage the traction.
I have only been at one other track that had traction as high as TQ Raceway which was at the site location of the Canadian Nationals. Both locations share some of the similar traits. Extremely high traction with technical and high-speed sections.
The spec tire for ROAR Region 12 Championships was the Sweep QTS-32. Most of the competitors had to find a way to deal with managing the traction but yet develop a setup that could keep the car free but controllable.
I think we found a good setup to manage high-extreme traction scenarios. While most tracks will develop a ‘tacky bite’ and transition to ‘greasy’; this setup should be really effective for tracks that maintain high ‘tacky bite’.
Let me know if you have any questions.
The setup was derived from Team input over the course of 15 runs at this event. I have forwarded the setup to Oleg to share.