I attended the Top Notch Tour round 6 race at Revelation Raceway on January 6, 2018. I want to start off by thanking Oscar Lopez and Buddy Blacksmith for all the help in the pits and Don Vinkemulder for all the setup tips!
The track really didnt change since round 4, but I still had a great time racing! I made lots of set up changes this race and I was able to get my buggies to a point I was really happy with. I had some issues in the main for gas buggy but I was really happy with how I drove. Ebuggy was a challenge for me, I like to be courteous when racing but I am starting to find that I end up getting taken out for being too nice...
Here is a shot of my TLR 8ight E 4.0 before the A Main. I got these new wings from Amazon and they work really well, but the color kind of throws me off. My next paint scheme will have to match!
It turns out my Protek servo simply overheated last race and all it needed was some new grease to perform good as new.
Here is a shot of my TLR 8ight 4.0 before the A Main. My gas buggy was on point all day, but I blew a glow plug right before the main and it threw my tune all out of whack.
Here is a shot leading onto the straight. That berm was really tough to navigate at speed and many people ended up hitting the pits!
Here is a shot of the off camber double doubles before the berm. This buggy was getting a little sideways!
This track has lots of double doubles, and here is a shot of the set after the straight away!
Here is a shot of the optional straight away and some more double doubles. Many people took the optional straight away and would clip those pipes in the center at full speed!
Here is a shot of the other end of the option straight and doubles.
There were plenty of AKA drivers racing, here is a shot of Oscar Lopez's buggy after some morning practice.
Here is another AKA team driver Jeremy Hase Sr , he ended up taking the win with his Truggy here!
Here is a shot of the center field of the track. Lots of 180 turns and doubles!
Here is a shot of the the front straight, those puddles made the track extra challenging.
I ended up placing 5th in the main even for Sportsman nitro buggy! I was really happy with how I performed.
I ended up placing 6th overall in Open E-buggy. I am still trying to find my groove in E-buggy, this race was challenging for me. Buddy Blacksmith again passed me on the last lap of the race... I need to step up my game for next race! I ordered some Lipo Factory LCG batteries to help lighten the load for next race, I am super excited to try them out! You can check out the batteries here: https://www.teamtrinity.com/4S-148v-5200mah-55C-LCG-Pack-with-T-Plug-Deans-Style_p_259.html
Overall I was really happy with this race. I learned a ton about setup and got the chance to rebuild the front end of both buggies!
Thank you AKA and Team Trinity for all of your support with keeping my tires, motor, and batteries dialed.