Jay, what can I say? Thanks for everything this week and for pointing Larry and myself to the Cyclone. The last 6 months of testing with the Cyclone have been awesome and it showed for me and Larry. Although we ran slightly different setups and tires, our cars were unreal.
As for the DB12R... It will only get better with testing. I'm not the greatest with setup on a 12th scale and this week sorta through me for a loop with the traction levels. First day we had super high bite, second day we had high bite, then back to super high bite, and so on and so on. Either way, with only 1 day prior testing on the car, I was just happy to make the A Main with the car. The main didn't exactly go the way I wanted to. I had to make changes to the car to at least try to make progress to stay with the leaders. Unfortunately, the changes I made were wrong and I ended up going straight to the back. My mistake.
And Roly... I can help with that question regarding 2 different cars...
The Cyclone is an awesome car, but it still has 1 small flaw. The diff screw. For some odd reason or another, in the higher speed classes, the screws can snap. I know that I haven't had the problem, but Larry has had it happen several times. For that reason alone, it was easy not to run the Cyclone in 19T. Heck, even Hara broke a diff screw which cost him a shot at the Modified A Main.
As for the 007, it is an awesome 19t/mod car. I hit a setup early in the week for that and we thrashed on Larry's car to get the setup changed and it worked on his car too. The Xray just seems a little easier to drive at higher speeds and it takes a pounding too.
And, of course, Jason makes a chassis for the 007, so it was a no brainer.
Now, with that being said, I know my mind set was to have 2 cars separate for classes as I didn't want my stock car being a 19t car. A good stock car isn't necessarily a good 19t car. That depends on the layout though and the driver. Neither me nor Larry attempted to run our Cyclones in 19T nor tried running the 007 in stock. I guess we will never know if running the Cyclone in 19t would have helped.
Anyway, Congrats to Larry for his win. SHAKE AND BAKE!
Congrats to Mr. Breiner on his Championship.
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