07-06-2014, 10:38 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Victoria, BC
Just finished up our clubs big annual ashphalt trophy race. we had enough stock touring cars for 4 full heats and two modified.
I wasnt able to run mod as i blew the esc but ran my R1 in stock and did pretty well.
I set the first and second round tq but a fairly safe margin, but third and fourth had such different conditions i wasnt able to better my result.
we had rain on and off all weekend. the first round was delayed by two hours ish and none of us had any time for practice. basically when the rain stopped and track dried sufficiently, we started racing heh.
the first round with the unprepped surface really murdered my tires but i was able to stay in second for the entire weekend. Ryan from vancouver and his yokomo took tq with a blistering pace a full lap faster than the best i was able to do all weekend.
in the main i had some bad luck on the first lap and ended up back in third, where id stay, with a very nose to tail race with one of my club seniors. im happy to finish right on his tail.
everything fell into place for Ryan and he deserved the result. His car was fast, his tires worked great and he didnt make any mistakes to clench the tq/win. He actually qualified on pace with the MOD cars of the weekend with his stock car lol.
the R1 didnt fail me but my tires did a little lol. the unprepped surface from round 1 was so abrasive my sorex 32's didn't survive very well into round 3 and 4 round of qualifying and by the main were shreaded pretty bad heh.
My budget didnt allow for a second set of new tires and i had some 3 weekend old muchmores i signed in for the second set.. which didnt work lol.
I didnt touch the car all weekend though. I got a little faster from round to round but nothing like a full lap or two.
started on 28 laps in round 1 and ended up somewhere in 30 laps by round 4.
ill email the setup to arn for petitrc.
all told a pretty fun weekend with great representation of the specr platform. I counted no less than 5 in circulation in stock and a brave soul ran his s2 in modified even.
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