He is indeed practising with a Turbo. I must get him signed up to the forum and to post some photos.
The dining room at Winslade HQ where he and Tim are still based (parents house basically!) has been mostly emptied for redecorating. While that is happening, Jon has set up a test track. Here are some photos of the track we were running prior to the June F1 round while consuming vast quantities of beer. Funnily enough it didn't help my results for the actual race!
At the moment he has changed the track to an oval which is probably only marginally smaller than what we'll be running next month and he's achieving 3.3 second laptimes with his Turbo and that is using the set AFX controllers as opposed to his Stage III. He will need to work on some consistency though.
For my part, I have begun tinkering with axles for my Lifelike and will be ordering some new rims and tyres at the end of the week. I've sussed out why my Mod car never runs well as a Nascar so I will probably be relying on that rather than my slower SG+ which proved very effective last time out.
Good news from the Cheam Garage where some serious testing and tuning has been going on. Jon has managed to get his SG+ chassis into the sub 3 second bracket and his Mod car down to a 2.5 second lap on the oval as well.
So it appears that the SG+ would be the faster option than the Turbo for a whole lap. However his testing has been on a flat oval and with set controllers so there may well be a few tenths in the Turbo when combined with a good controller.
Two weeks to go until we get back to the Barn. I don't think I've ever felt the gap between WHO races to be this long before. Five weeks isn't even that unusual but wow it has dragged like crazy this time. Maybe because of all the activity of the end of June and beginning of July with the three races that we had that is making this period so barren!
Here is a picture of my lovely new toy for you to all admire in the meantime!
Lol! Don't worry Mike, the bar will be there. And the reason I'm going with carpet is it is cheaper than any other flooring! Especially if you use old office carpet tiles....suitably cleaned of course!
Slightly back on topic, are you going to risk your Turbo again on the oval or are you back to a LifeLike?
For the 100th time I am NOT running cars this time, am up in the frozen north trying not to get into trouble at the football!!!!
Shame the wife is going as well will have to really watch what I shout at the scum with the tower!
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