This past weekend I had a chance to really see what my new GTB 5.5 combo could do.
Bunbury Cup an annual race meet a couple of hundred of kay's south of the City.. it's a GP / EP event, good numbers, great people, great fun.
When I got there, I couldnt believe the size of the track!
Definately a nitro track anyway.
I fired up my Xray T2 with the system running 84 / 17 for an 8.4 ratio... it was maxing out not even 1/3rd into the straight. (50+mtr straight)
I went for a 19t pinion for a 7.52 FDR... running about 58mm tyres for a 24.24 rollout. MUCH better.
I had loads of grunt through most of the track, but just couldnt touch the brushed guys in the straight.. esp the guys running 7 turn motors, even some running 8's.
Most enjoyable part of the weekend? going past all the faster guys when their batteries dumped on them because this track is so damn big, people were gearing right up and just running out of power before the 5mins was up! hahaha. I top qualified as a result, despite not really being 'the fastest'.
Come Sunday (finals day) most racers had sorted out their gearing and learned to go easy on the throttle to conserve power. I was coming off the track with 1300+ still in my IB3800's.
I finished fourth overall. Very happy for my first ever mod race and 2nd time ever using mod at all (I'm a stock 27t racer)..
I tell you what, at my home track I run a 9.52 FDR... and it's damn fast... on this track the car just seemed so damn slow! esp on that killer straight, infact, it made driving the mod car quite easy, which was pretty enjoyable (no carnage for me!)
2007 Bunbury Cup and I'll be down there with a 4.5 motor, FOR SURE.
had bulk fun!
here's some pics of my pit bench, and the track: Note the main straight on the right of the pic, has a white line painted down the middle of it, i thought that was a very cool idea, sure does help when your really thrashing down the straight and want to keep your car in the right place, esp at the sweeper at the end! This track is in the space of THREE and a half basketball courts!