Simply said, going to race at Thunder R/C Raceway is worth the trip. It was refreshing to learn a new layout and meet some new people. The track had an interesting layout design with a lot of unusual and tricky turns but it was still a lot of fun. I was finally able to run with the fast guys which felt great – I even led for a lap or two in the main! Needless to say, I didn’t keep that pace for long but it was a rush to be leading the freight train for a bit.
I was pleasantly surprised how well my normal Nexus setup worked as the car had plenty of bite and steering to get around the track quickly. This track is know for generating a lot of traction later in the day and my laptimes weren’t as good when traction came up. Next time I am there I’ll have to figure out how to take advantage of this situation – perhaps by softening the car to prevent traction roll. The only thing I changed was using front kickup which helped the car be more consistent as the front end didn’t dig in as hard. I only lost a bit of front end bite but the increased forward traction really made up for this.
I had an awesome Sunday traveling, racing, and hanging out with people.