Well yesturday was the first time out with my new Evolution 2 with foams on at my local track that I have ran at on and off for years. They do change the layout every few weeks so I can really see how many types of cars work.
I didn't have a chance to get a new Stratus so I just can my Tamiya Corvette body and ran regular stock at our track. I have ran many touring cars in the past 98, 99 , 00 and 01 Schumachers, HPI Pro 2, FSR bullet, Tao4 tricked out, Yokomo MR4 TC Pro, TB01 and now the Evolution 2. Well it was super fast and hooked up like I was on a slot car track. I couldn't believe that with the Vette body on it would work so good. I did just finish my Stratus so it should be even better.
Well I TQ'ed by almost 2 laps. It was as easy to drive as any car I have ever tried. Actually it was the best. I couldn't believe I was running a Tamiya that worked and went that fast. All the other stock guys that I have raced with over the years said that the EV02 was just insane with how smooth it was. I was running almost 5 tenths a lap faster than the closest guy.
The track was setup pretty hard with really tight lanes so it was a great test for the car. Worst thing is I have been running really old 2000 mah packs. I will be getting some of the high voltage packs really soon. I normally was always fast with the 2000's and on most normal weekly races I can just outdrive the guys but now I have a car that is super fast and will only get faster with some new cells.
I really can't understand why none of the fasctory Tamiya guys run this car. It had lots of adjustments and handles great. THe shaft drive is smooth and really is easy on batteries. I could use a little better outdrive setup but the little slop it has didn't bother the car at all. I'm still in disbelief at this time.