I was at the track again today, but I was testing stuff I can’t make public at this time! Sorry! Instead I thought I would clear something up, as well as make it public, so I can’t get lazy about it.
The motivation behind this blog may seem benevolent. Taking the time to carefully explain things about my products as well as racing and setting up cars in general, in order to support RC racers out there. To the cynical ones out there it may seem like yet another marketing ploy. I can tell you that you are all mistaken. Any beneficial outcome of this blog and these stories are simply positive externalities caused by my selfish and incomprehensible drive to succeed.
I want to win, there I said it. And now the time has come to do something about it. THECar is finally really, really good. I have the understanding and experience required now to at least have the equipment required to do well. I have given my car to some top drivers, and watched them go that 1 second faster than me, that second that I am missing. I have felt that my lack of skills is limiting me, not the car itself. Now is the time to go all in and see how far I can go.
What I think is possible seems to be quite different to what most people think is possible, but I still think I am realistic.
What I think is possible seems to be quite different to what most people think is possible, but I still think I am realistic. When I don’t think something is possible I don’t waste too much effort on it. For the past few years I haven’t thought it to be realistic that I can win, so I haven’t focused on my driving, I have focused on developing the car, on marketing, on sales, on the company, on this on that. But not my driving. But now it is different. Now I think it is possible, so now I will shift my focus.
The purpose of this blog and these stories is to document my attempt to go from 15th-25th in the world, to 1st-5th. I’m not talking about every race. I am talking about 1 race. I will never be winning multiple races, but I can win one race, when everything goes right. Writing these setup and testing stories forces me to do something valuable at the track. It forces me to learn and improve, and not settle. It forces me to think about what I am doing and improve. It also motivates me because I don’t want to fail, as now I just told everyone what my goal is.
The purpose of this blog and these stories is to document my attempt to go from 15th-25th in the world, to 1st-5th.
I would say I have about 5-6 years to get this done. I’m all in, and I will share what I learn and what I think here. This year is a bit of a #rcgypsy year. I will be doing a road trip across America in April, and visit tracks, shops, and JQ Racers. If someone want’s me to stop by and hold an RC clinic just email me at email@example.com. I will be posting setup advice and stories throughout the journey. I am selling my dirtbikes :-(, so that when I go back to Europe I can buy a van and do the same thing there. A lot of track time, a lot of racing, a lot of learning, and hopefully a lot of sales too :-).
It’s not going to be easy, but whatever happens, at least I know I gave it my all.