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Old 05-31-2010, 05:54 AM
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The SweepUSA team drivers Mike Haynes and Randy Bernard are on to a great summer outdoor asphalt season.

Mike (LOSI JRSX-Type R) and Randy (XRAY T3) started off the season by qualifying 1 & 2 for the Sweep Challenge in Connecticut. They then met again and qualified 1 & 2 for the Jackson RC 2nd Memorial Day race. This race was special because Mike and Randy were running against some of the East Coast most talented electric racers-there were several national champions in the house.

Another brand was the spec tire for this race. Once the team gets to the track, we first put on a set of Sweep EXP36 to learn the track , and get the racing lines correct at speed. We do this for about 2 battery packs. Then the spec tires are installed and another 2 battery packs are run while changing the setup of the car to suit the spec tires. Surprisingly, Randy did not have to change anything on setup. But the spec tires did have less initial grip when the car was thrown into a corner.
Although the Sweep EXP36 cost $5 more per set, we would only have to use a maximum of 2 sets all day. We found out that the Sweep EXP36 will get maximum grip once they are broken in after the 2nd and 3rd run.

This is why the 1st Sweep Challenge Race was OPEN tires. We wanted to prove the point that a better tire cost less and performs better in the long run.
We are taking a week break and getting ready for the next Sweep Challenge in Staten Island NY. Here is a few pictures and videos of the SweepUSA team in action. -- "Sweep 'em all"

Qualification 2 to retake TQ and P2
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The 13.5 Race
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