Ok not a good weekend racing... but the fusion batteries are definitely not the problem.
It was just one of those weekends of freak accidents.
At the last minute i decided to also enter mod-buggy...
1st Stock Qualifer... Finished in 3rd (4th overall) not using my fusion batteries. At the end of the run, while crossing the finish line, I didn't get my buggy slowed down in time, and managed to break the part where the rear ball screw screws into on the B4. I didn't have time to replace the part, since it involves taking most of the rear apart. Instead, I moved my camber links to the other screw hole. Making this fix, forces me to miss qualifier #1 for mod buggy.
2nd Stock Qualifier. I'm using my fusion batteries, in the lead, cut a corner to wide and manage to hit a pipe on the weld seem and break a front a-arm.
2nd Mod Qualifier - I'm running in 3rd, I'm using a 19T motor since I haven't run mod before, I forgot to loc-tite the pinion gear, and it comes loose about half way through the race.
I qualify 7th fastest in stock buggy, so I'm in the 1st spot for the B-Main. My nerves get the best of me, and I finish 3rd, and fail to qualify for the A-Main. (First time for a big race LOL)
Mod-Buggy Final... on the first lap, going up the table top, I hit a car while in the air, sends me cart wheeling through the air, and upon landing, several cart wheels, hitting a pipe well past the where my car would normally be, I break off a ball screw ending my day. Was using fusion batteries for this race... I was in 2nd when the wreck happened. Btw, this wreck was so cool looking, that people were coming up to me for the rest of the day to comment on it. The fact that I only broke a ball screw is truly amazing, and shows how tough the B4 can be. My car was easily 6 feet in the air when I collided with the other one.
Needless to say, the fusion batteries were not an issue, so please fully disregard my previous post.
It definitely isn't the batteries.
All in all, for my first large event, I had fun, even though i managed to break 3 parts on my car, and DNF 4 races. Previously to this I had only broke 1 part (a Rear A-Arm) on my buggy.
The track handled very differently then our club races. We laid down about 60-80 gallons of pop syrup on the track, which gave us mad traction. The end of the straight, we had to let off the throttle or you would end up traction rolling and flipping into the spectator fence (non-metal type luckily for those who did it).
I will be deleting my previous post. John, thanking you for sending me a PM. Next time I need batteries, they will be Fusions most likely.