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Old 03-21-2020, 07:10 PM
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I agree on that advice. Try to drive at a pace where you can get around the track without crashing even if that means not taking the full jumps like a triple. Just take the double and get a lap in without crashing. When I did this I had the fastest lap times,. When I tried to push the limits I crashed more and had overall slower lap times.
At the track that I race they ask drivers to marshal the track at least one race when you're not racing and this puts a lot of stress on the amount of set up time between races. For this reason I prefer to have a separate pack for each race. If I expect 3 races then I bring 3 batteries.
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:34 PM
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2 packs minimum. 3 is better. A dual Port charger is an even bigger win.
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:39 PM
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Well thanks to the order from the governor basically closing the track for 30 days my debut will have to wait until April or May before I go under the knife for ankle surgery this summer. Maybe I can get VRC on my laptop in the meanwhile...
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Old 05-10-2020, 02:02 PM
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Little update:

Ran my first two races recently.
First race i broke my steering rack in my first qualifier.
Second racd I took it easy, kept it on the track for the most part and finished 5th of 7 trucks in the main
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Old 05-10-2020, 05:02 PM
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2 packs is a must cuz you never know when a pack will fail had it happen more than once..
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Old 05-17-2020, 03:33 PM
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What a great question! I've been wondering the same thing myself.

BTW i'm a year younger than you! 36 turning 37 this year! Definitely not feeling like an old dog just yet!
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Originally Posted by speedochang
What a great question! I've been wondering the same thing myself.

BTW i'm a year younger than you! 36 turning 37 this year! Definitely not feeling like an old dog just yet!
compared to alot of the novices (and even some of the faster veterans) i am certainly an old dog around here lol
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Old 06-16-2020, 11:35 AM
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Well I switched to novice offroad last weekend after being well off the pace in the stadium truck class and I had quite an adventure in the main. I started 7th (out of 8 entries), rocketed up to third in the first couple corners, made a mistake and dropped to 6th by the end of the first lap and finished 4th by the end of the 6 minutes, 6 seconds behind third.

This weekend thanks to one of the regulars, Im gonna try oval for the first time, 21.5 Gander Outdoors Truck
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