Hey all, just checked in from the weekend. I'll get back to your PMs and such in a couple of hours.
Had a super time at Jackson this past weekend. The track was really, really nice. They put VHT down, as Larry said, and it was pretty much dialed.
Tag had a good time in stock--TQed and won comfortably. His car was pretty good: very fast as usual, but we're still working on rubber tire setups.
I qualified 3rd each round. Car started out really, really tight going in, which on rubbers equals loose, loose, loose coming out, so I had my hands full during qualifying. Latif gave me the go-ahead to pass at one point, but it was hard to 'take it' because I was so loose I couldn't be aggressive. We both laughed after the pass because I started sliding around and he's like, 'take it' and I'm like, 'I'm trying'.
Anyway, I tried some changes and in the main the car was actually as good as it was going to get with a diff. Pretty easy to drive and fast. Still not as locked-down as Joel's or Cuff's car, but decent. My fastest lap times were about 2/10ths off of Cuffs.
I ended up finishing about 6 seconds behind Cuffs and Johnson in the main. Not bad.
Anyway, after everyone left, I played a lot with a one-way and the car was pretty amazing. I ended up taking a few tenths off my times (I was timing my laps on my Futaba). With the one way, as long as you're not completely letting off all the time the car is much, much easier to drive than with a diff on rubbers.