I would like to start out by saying once again, “I am a plane guy”. However, I want to start racing so I found a decent outdoor track in a park within a mile of my house for my first practice session! I don’t know enough about racing yet to say if its a good track or not, but it seems like it will suit my practice needs for now; as long as you don’t mind dodging the occasional golf disc, it seems nice so I’m going for it! The track is a “handpicked” dirt track with several jumps and turns. It also has a circle track around the out side, so that will be nice for me to learn on.
Upon arrival I set my Traxxas Slash 4×4 on the raised pit platform and did a quick walk around to see what was out there for me to hit. Needless to say there were several things, and I hit them all! One of the first things I figured out was that I am going to need to upgrade the stock Slash tires.
I have been running it for quite some time in the yard and up and down my street, so you pretty much just slide all over the track. It sounds like I should be looking at Proline Snipers for tires on that type of surface after some quick research, so that’s what I will try first. The day was not a complete loss though, I did get a lot of laps around the outside circle track and even put a few jumps under my belt before I packed it in.
Over all I feel like the first practice session went well! I am trying to take it a little slow so I don’t create any bad habits, so bare with me! I will be excepting any and all words of advice, so please feel free to tell me if there is something different I could be doing. I happened to find a couple of events in this area over the next few weeks, one of which is a rookie event, so I am hoping to garner some advice.