Ok so the Mexican Nationals are done, and I am now back in America. Tomorrow I leave to go to Silver State. Catching up with work now, but first, here is my report. I have to say, now that the Mexican government has sent all murderers and rapists across the border to America (this is what I have heard), Mexico has become a very laid back and friendly place! It’s all about RC Racing, beers at the track, and tacos! I mean the race was sponsored by Bud Light! So good. Anyway, let’s look at the setup.
The track was really good, and the dirt grooved up and formed a medium traction bluegroove surface. It stayed smooth, and was a little dusty offline. The temperature was about 30 degrees, and I ended up running soft grid irons and impacts, and long wear soft impacts in the main. Both tyres felt good, impacts just lasted longer.
I ran thicker oil than before, as the weather was hot, and there were a lot of heavy landings on the track, I ended up with 550/450 (Losi 35/32.5). I ran grey springs all round and the stock pistons. The suspension was really good. I ran emulsion shocks, basically cutting the bladder into an o-ring. I will make a post about that one day.
I have been running lower rideheight recently which has been very good, 26/27 now, and also reduced downtravel, it kept the car stable on power in the long sweepers. Just reducing 2mm shock length makes a significant difference. I will post about the downtravel also in a separate post, and update my original downtravel post for clarity.
The setup sheet from the race is posted here. As I mentioned, over the coming days I will post separate articles about what I learned at the race. That makes it easier to find in the future.
You can find more pictures here.