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Old 11-18-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
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Going into a big race....one that if u do well will make u look good...

what do u start to do a few weeksn in prepare..
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Old 11-18-2004, 11:09 AM   #2
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Rebuild the car. Spray some new shells Even if i drive bad i can look good.
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Rebuild the car. Spray some new shells Even if i drive bad i can look good.
Exactly

Also call the track and find out what tires work the best, if it's not a handout race. If it's a onroad race find out what body works the best so you won't have to buy 4 or 5 bodies to get one that works.
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Old 11-18-2004, 03:11 PM   #4
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what kind of car do you run?
i would pefer the nemesis body if its on road
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Old 11-18-2004, 04:02 PM   #5
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I like to get as much work done as possible while I'm still at home. Like setup, motor work & all that fun stuff. Then it allows you more time at the track to find that "hot setup". Not to mention, you wont have to be running around looking for help, parts & stuff.
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Exactly, learn as much as you can about the track you'll be racing on, to do some car setup before you go there, & clean, rebuild, relube, refill, etc. everything you can before you go. So as soon as you get there & set up, you can get on the driver stand ASAP, & spend all the time you can driving, the more track time, the better....
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thanks guys....
what about mentally
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Old 11-18-2004, 07:09 PM   #8
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what about mentally
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The more track time you get under your belt at that particular track...the more confident you will become....thus more mentally prepared you will be. Find a setup that allows you to drive the car hard and at the same time feel very confident. Once your setup is half way decent then its just track time.

I like to go with a couple of motors....maybe 3. Switch them out after every run so they all have a chance to cool down and won't fade as quickly.

Seriouesly though, work on hitting your points every turn of every lap....again, the more confident you are with the car, the more mentally prepared you will be and the faster you will be able to drive.
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Doritos and Mt.Dew! Lots of Dew! LOL

Really I like to show up with the car as ready as possible and if I can I like to have 1 or 2 practice packs charged and ready to hit the track ASAP. Even a car half way set up will let you get used to the track layout. Good Luck.

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If you can get prepared; parts, practice, driving, tires, batteries, motors, bodies. That is most of the battle.

The next thing is setup. If you can goto any track and be close with your setup without major thrashing that is a big deal. If you can find a track close to the big race surface and figure out fast setups that helps too.

Depending on the race you need to maximize your time on the track. I burn butterflies with major track practice a day or two before the race starts. Chasing race chassis setups can ruin your mental game over a big race weekend, when you should really focusing on motor, gear ratio and tires.
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Cleaning cars out is very important

Try not to run more than 2 classes in a day eg 540 and stock

Have several spare motors that have been run in so if one fails it's easy to swap them over

Bodyshells aren't that important till you get into stock / mod, then you need a new shell for aerodynamics sake

if you're only racing 540 or equivelant an old body will be fine, just one with not alot of use / cracks / damage etc. paint flaking off won't hurt your times, it mightn't look the best but your car will peform better if you are used to driving that particular shape shell
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Old 11-20-2004, 01:30 AM   #13
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i whould bring food and drink cos at least if your car stuffs up and you cant drive it anymore you can sit back and watch the race

and paint up sum bodies.........not cos of aerodynamics sake but cos its fun and they look so cool when there not scratched up
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rebuild car, make electronic wires nice and tidy, spray a few shells, take some cash, make lunch then go racin

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Doritos and Mt.Dew! Lots of Dew! LOL Brant
I would prefer red bull or rockstar energy drinks
make sure you have a well balenced breakfast to keep up concentration. Good luck
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