Originally Posted by Mr. McGoo
Goetz with a Podium finish in stock TC!!!! Great job man!!!
congrats to everyone piloting a schuie to the top at the various local and regional events this weekend.
thanks mcgoo, randy, kling, liehr, etc. i should have put down a top ten 19t run as well, but some bad luck, combined with bad execution kept that just out of reach.
again, some setup tweaks were made from the last one posted (halloween). i think this car was the best one i've had (between vegas, halloween, and cleveland). it was the most balanced. here's a list of the bigger changes:
narrow front hexes (no spacers) - made the car transition quicker
high diffs - made the car lazier, which i found worked well with the narrow front hexes.
higher rear oil - increased turn-in speed and accuracy. probably should have re-tested this a while ago.
encouraging note: this setup was tweaked at the gate
over the warm-up period while grip was near that of cleveland. this was the first time i've ever gone to a big race and NOT had to change a thing. not even my dual rate. this came in handy, as i missed the first day of practice (work
), but able to set my car down, and match hot laps on my second round on the track. that was also due, in part, to the very basic layout. still though, that was a nice bonus.
take a look, play around. i think this setup would have been even better on a layout that would have demanded more from a car. as it was, we needed the cars to wrap the 180's, and that was it. twitchy, lazy, it didn't really matter as long as all four tires were on the ground and you could hook the hairpins.
- cg -