Originally Posted by SweepRacingUSA
Thank you for your input, yes we are convincing drivers one at a time. EXP is faster than the Sorex while wear like a SPEC tire.
We had a Great outing at RC madness yesterday, reports will be coming in soon.
First of all, we would like to thank John for letting us run these great tires. We only support products that we truly believe in. It took us 2 years to put our name next to a tire.
Back to the R/C Madness race report. This weekend's race had several first. It was the ...
- first time running 17.5 - hopefully last. Normally only run 13.5 / Super Stock.
- first time racing the Sweep tire other than practicing
We missed out on TQ'ing and winning the race.
We were up against a very fast and consistent racer - Mike Haynes (Schumacher /Speed Passion motor/RP 30 tires). The rest of the racers had Jaco, Sorex, Speed Mind and a variety of Sweep 30/36 which was sold in the hobby shop.
We arrived Saturday night and was practicing on the green carpet with (no grip) with 10 run EXP 30 on yellow wheels in anticipation of running in the 13.5 class. Practice on Saturday went well and Randy's fast lap was a 11.7 on a slippery carpet with the 13.5.
Sunday morning, it was clear that there was not going to be more than 3 to even run the 13.5 class. We pulled out a new B&B tuned Ballistic 17.5 that we had sitting in the motor case for 9 months. After asking around for a good rollout, we installed a 33 tooth pinion. John showed up and gave us a new set of Sweep EXP 30 on white wheels.
The goal of the first heat was to get some laps on the board. Fast laps with the 17.5 on still a slippery track without a groove was 11.8. The room (wharehouse) was cold and it was apparent that the natural gas heater couldn't keep up. The carpet temperature was 62 degrees.
Randy and Mike traded fast laps throughout the 3 heats with Mike keeping the TQ all day.
The main was gridded real tight. It looked like the cars were 8 inch apart.
By now, the track was getting a groove. But many racers complained that it was inconsistent at certain corners. Maybe because of the different traction compounds used by the different racers in both the foam and rubber classes.
The main started off surprising well and most of the cars completed a clean first lap. It was clear that Randy's car with the Sweep tires had a little more grip which allowed greater turn in.
In summary, no one traction rolled throughout the day in any class. Therefore, the track was still low on grip. And it proves that consistency will allways win over speed.
Fast laps times towards the end were in the low 11.6 range. The rest of the A main were averaging 12.0 to 12.2.
Randy is forgiven for blowing the main. He hit more boards in 5 minutes than the last 2 weeks combined. His mind was on schoolwork and was actually doing homework between rounds. He sat out in the car and finished a 6 page Biology paper 5 minutes before the main started.
Congratulations to Mike Haynes on the TQ and win. Hopefully John can sign up Mike to run Sweep tires.
Sweep EXP 30 on white wheel
13.5 XRAY T3 w/ Sweep EXP 30 - White wheel
MOD XRAY 008 w/ Sweep EXP 36 - Yellow wheel