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Old 01-30-2008, 06:57 AM   #301
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somebody asked about tires and availability..

YES...!!! SRS has a good supply of dry track tires for this event... Losi and Panther.

Rick - we know your coming!! We will save your old spot for ya. (I can say that.. I'm over 40 too... )
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:57 AM   #302
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thanks, whats the best tire for that track, BK, panther, Taperpins??
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thanks, whats the best tire for that track, BK, panther, Taperpins??
BK's, Tapers and Switch...

I'll let the guys at the shop give you specifics with compounds and all.... we carry everything that is perfect for our dry track, which is how we run the Cactus.

also, our Cactus Electric series which is running now is dry track.... I encourage those who can to come by and run a round.. good practice....
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Rear buggy tires: I would say red BK bars will be the most popular tire for buggies.
Panther Soft Switch 2.0 will be a close second.
I am not sure buggy tapers will be the ticket but maybe.

Front buggy: Silver taper pins or Panther med soft bobcats.
front 4wd: Silver tapers if you can find them or I think Sean has been running silver blockheads as well. Panther makes a 4wd bobcat as well that will work well (med soft or soft)

Rear Truck. Red taper pins or Panther soft switch or switch 2.0.
Front Truck. Silver tapers or Med soft Panther wookie or switch

As you can see there are lots of tires that work but it will be up you to find a balance for your car. Out of that mess of tires you should be able to find enough for the weekend. I would stock up before the race though!
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We need practice with 4wd mod on a dry track, does your series have a class for it.
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We need practice with 4wd mod on a dry track, does your series have a class for it.
our series does.. but everybody has been running the SRS 4wd for MORE run time....

check out the website.. more information about the series in there.
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When is it a good time to practice on a dry track? We need to do some testing with our tires.
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The track is open pretty much anytime we are not racing for practice and is always dry during those times. However sweeping is up to you. With the rain lately, the track has not really been very dry though.

The top 3 racers in SRS class average about 21 second lap time. So far the fastest single lap has been a 20.366. Modified should be 1 to 1.5 seconds faster per lap. Just something to gauge yourself off of,

Or are you scared to race in the SRS class?
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When is the Cactus layout going in?
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March 1st....after racing that day. It will be locked up except for race nights which will be run wet. till Monday the 10th. Just like always, Cactus Practice will start as soon as they come for the temporary fence on Monday the 10th in the AM sometime.

Unless you want to get some wet track practice, it is useless for you to come any earlier than Monday the 10th. Or anytime between the 2nd and the 10th. Especailly the days that are not Wednesdays or Saturdays. All of the Cactus Electric Series races are being run dry track though and will be good practice for tire combinations.... BUT, Casper has given you great ideas above. Add Firm or 2 stage foam to that and you have what will work. Here is what I assume the majority will be running well with:

2wd Buggy:
Front, Silver Tapers, Standard Rear Foam cut.
Rear, Red BK Bars, 2 stage foam.

4wd Buggy:
Front, Silver Tapers, Standard rear foam cut.
Rear, Red BK Bars, 2 stage foams

Truck:
Front, Silver Tapers, Bomb 1 foam grey (Trinity has changed this foam and it is now white. It is different and untested)
Rear, Red Tapers, 2 stage foam.

Some people like red fronts for some or all classes. It depends on the time of day and how hot the temperature outside is. Last year there were some using older version x-patterns. As Casper said, yes I have used silver Blockheads and they are a very safe feeiling tire.

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I'm sure this has been mentioned somewhere else, but will the track be ran wet or dry during cactus?
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Sounds good. Just curious!

Cactus is always run dry unless mother nature ruins it for us!

Dry is more consistant and thus more fair to all racers.
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if it rains durring cactus what do you guys do?
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I'm ordering 19t motors for the b4, hopefully he'll be there if he gets his motors and a ride.
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We hope it don't wreck the track and then run holeshots, on everything.

We use Calcium Chloride on the track, so water would not be a good thing,

The track is massively soaked at night after the races though. Helps hold it together the next day.

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