Here is how it went down.
I got my tc3 in a trade on wednesday. Previous to the race, I had run 3 tanks on HPI slicks. The Sirio .12evo2 5port has 1 gallon on it, and It runs awesome.
I did not adjust my camber, toe-in, toe-out, and caster. I bolted up the foams that came with teh car( 35shore front, 40shore rear), and ran it.
1st heat,(qualifier), I was runnin to lean, and after having a 1 lap lead(i forgot how to spell), I Overheated, started it up again, and hit the track again. I ended up overheating 3 times, and 1 lap behind everyone.
2nd Heat, Entire car was running awesome, I was up 2 laps, and then i overheated again. I restarted, and got back on the track with still a one lap lead. Then, 3 laps later, my steering servo stripped, and at the same time my receiver pack died.(woopee). I ended this heat down 5 laps
Practice/ Break before A-Mains
After buying a new servo in the HS,(I forgot a spare) I was runnin the car after richening up the high end and after peaking my receiver pack, when my receiver pack totally dumped on me again. I brought the car in to find that
) the rear foams had lost their sidewalls. A guy that was pitting next to me threw me a near new set of foams to run, and I gladly accepted them.
I once again had to scrounge a charge off of someone since I do not have a quick charger for receiver packs( I have never had problems with the trinity 1150 before, I think one or more of the cells have gone) I hit the A-Main with only 650mah charged into it.
I started off fairly well, and held a two lap lead for quite some time. after about 3 min, I felt the engine struggling, and sure enough it was chokin low on fuel. I pitted on my lead, and my dad quickly fueled me back up, and threw me back on the track. With my lead, I decided to take it easy, and drive careful since i had a lead anyway.
I ended up with a 7 second lead to the finish(roughly 1/2 lap ahead)
This was My first race with the Tc3, my first onroad race, and my second time driving the TC3. I can not beleive how quickly the car adapted to me. I was one with the car if I should say. It truly was awesome.
All in all, I had a super fun day at the track, and I cant wait till the next race.
BTW, I was in Nitro Sportsman class.