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First ever nitro buggy race this weekend any tips?

Old 07-11-2020, 12:40 AM
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Default First ever nitro buggy race this weekend any tips?

Well as title says, am off today to practise ahead of my first race on sunday 😊
Really don't know what to expect need to learn car /track, as never raced 1/8th,learn to tune etc have a base set up.
Really excited and hopefully my prep I've done will help.
Calm, slow is fast 😁
Any hints or advice on what am in for?
Have raced 1/10th electric so looking forward to the bigger run times on track🤘
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Old 07-11-2020, 01:12 AM
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I dont run nitro for one reason, i dont have a pitman. The only advice i can give is find a good reliable person to pit for you. You might be fine for quals but for a 20 min main you will need someone for the required refueling.
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Old 07-11-2020, 01:13 AM
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Learn to race and tune?
So you you have nor that much experience with driving a track?
Then I would sugest do not go into the race but start with a lot of practise.

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Learn to race and tune?
So you you have nor that much experience with driving a track?
Then I would sugest do not go into the race but start with a lot of practise.
I've raced outdoor in uk but never raced dirt oiled tracks on super soft tyre's
Be people there to help fuel as well and the sun out 👍
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RC racing is all about not crashing. Simple. Ha. So anything you can do to not crash, that would be a good start.
I wouldn't get to crazy about setups. Dont use other racers setups unless driving styles are similar. There is however standard setups like tires, maybe ride height, things like that that most guys will be running. Smooth and steady. Yep, that's the ticket.
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Just take your time and try to have fun. Expect little things to go wrong and don't let it get you frustrated. Don't be afraid to ask for help!
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Old 07-11-2020, 11:03 PM
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Default Practise 👍

Practise went really well😊well happy.
Car went good smooth, good steering,had a engine that was slightly on the rich side so top and bottom learned out and now idle sweet.
Novarossi engine is a screamer!! Man punchy, fast top end.
The track and size and feel with a 1/8th just feels right. Jumps nice a predictable not like my 1/10th
Racing today so can't wait Nitro is the glory 🤘

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Originally Posted by Yelreppa View Post
Well as title says, am off today to practise ahead of my first race on sunday 😊
Really don't know what to expect need to learn car /track, as never raced 1/8th,learn to tune etc have a base set up.
Really excited and hopefully my prep I've done will help.
Calm, slow is fast 😁
Any hints or advice on what am in for?
Have raced 1/10th electric so looking forward to the bigger run times on track🤘
where abouts you racing in the UK bro? Would like to see some racing dont knkw of theres any near me. Im in west sussex
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Old 07-13-2020, 09:26 PM
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Am up north, was racing at northwest nitro near Blackpool, tracks awesome, has everything.
Started my first heat and came 2nd was well chuffed.
Next two heats were also good just everyone else went faster 😁
Last heat a c final went downhill as car cut out a few times on the flat so need get that sorted sound bunch of lads helped me out 👍 issue could be anything from..
Clutch spring sticking
Front bearing knackered
Fuel leak some were as seem to be bubbles in my tank so going to change fuel lines and get a new tank and see if that solves it.
Was a epic day nitro deffo for me🤘 the noise, the smell, big tracks, big finals love it.


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where abouts you racing in the UK bro? Would like to see some racing dont knkw of theres any near me. Im in west sussex
im not West Sussex but a lot closer than Orginal Poster is to you.

closest to you with be South Coast RC, which although is 8th Scale is on Astro Turf. Depending on where you Live, you can go East to Kent which has a 8th dirt track, or West to Plymouth which also has a dirt track. North within 2hours is where your options really open up, with Herts (ware), Slough (Slough) or Nemo Raceway (Gaydon)
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