Today I took my car to a paved outdoor track in goldsboro to finally test the car and get some practice in.
But since summer ended everyone is racing on the indoor track, so the outdoor track hasnt been used, cleaned or prepped for a while.
I swept it best I could and removed most the debris but couldnt get everything. The indoor track was configured for an oval race they have tomorrow. So I had to use the outdoor track.
Traction was a issue. Im not sure if it was the track fully, the car or both. I struggled to get traction and make the car hook. It slid around and drifted, which looked good at the times I had it controlled and could correct it.
But other times I spun or smacked the wall. Unfortunately some sections of the track are lined with wood. So my new body is a bit bruised. Luckily I walked away with only a bruised body and a cracked rim. The car suffered no real damage. I had a blast though and it was a good time. I cant complain.
Now for the questions. Is this car naturally tail happy or was it the track surface and my choice of tire? I know how hard the pavement can be on tires so I opted for a hard compound rubber, thinking about wear and endurance. A softer tire would of helped but I dont think it would of fully fixed the problem. Does the tc6 have a tendency to step out and get sideways? If so, will changing rear toe in help much?