Originally Posted by Francis M.
Did you go faster with it at your home track?
The Short answer is YES, I went about 1/2 second a lap faster than before.
However, let me explain a few facts: I am not one the fast guys in the Texas
area. I was.....about 25 years ago. I quit racing rc six years ago because of heath reasons and the fact my skills had dropped off. I felt I could not drive
at a respectable level any longer. After two years of losing weight and exercise, I felt well enough to start riding motorcycles. This developed into
having fun on sport bikes in the twisties and regaining some old skills and speed. For some reason the RC car cupid shot me with an arrow about three
months ago. I jumped back in the rc car game with some help from some old
friends. I updated to an MRX4-X and other needed equipment. My first race
was at the end May at the Dallas SWS series race. I found I did have some reflexes left and placed 3rd in the B main.
I found the X rear end set up rotated way to fast for my skill level at the
Dallas race. I switched to the R rear end found the car easier to drive at the
skill level I was at. I returned home to Houston and The local track just finished a total repaving revised layout. The track is fantastic with Tennis
court grade asphalt, with a very smooth surface and good traction without
any surface prep required. What this meens is I can go practise at any time
I want. So I have been doing just that, Practising a lot. My skill level is improving every week. I went to the "Pietsch mods" at the same time I converted back to the X rear end. My skill level had to improve to be able
to drive a more aggressive car. Two weeks ago at the SWS race at my home
track I placed fifth overall with some help from a couple of guys that broke
and did not finish the race. I'm still about a 1/4 second a lap off the pace of
the Fast guys, but I am improving.
I think the "Pietsch Mods" took enough edge off the X rear end to allow me to
be able to transition to a more aggressive set-up.
sorry about the long commentary.