Re: Short course racing near Pittsburgh 5/14/11
I think I'm ready to race this thing. Got first real ride today. 35 miles and 5 gallons of gas later. This thing sounds like nothing else in the woods. Runs great and handles well. Pushed it hard enough, in the corners, to raise the inside front wheel quite a few times. I think the limiting straps on the shocks really help to eliminate excessive lean and wallowing in the corners. Handles better than the RZR-S did. Was expecting more push in the corners; from what I've read, especially with less weight on the front.
I think the front bajacross' are doing their job. The 26x12x12 rear bighorns really grip well also. The weight transfer is so good when on the throttle that it really plants the rear. Not quite brave enough to steer with the rear yet. The RZR-S didn't weight transfer much so was easier to slide and steer with rear tires. Probably will slide predictably on the hardpack short course cannot wait.
Here is the type of buggies I will be racing (no lack of power):
Stole a couple quotes from a thread on pilotodyssey.com
"There has never been a buggy that fit into the stock class at any of the races I've been to, so there was only one "Stadium Lite" class. I have a 440 liquid sled engine in my buggy, two Pilots have modded CR 500 engines, and another Pilot has a 600 twin sled engine. You would probably just get grouped in with the rest of us if that is ok with you."
"Not exactly sure on speed since I don't have a speedo on my buggy, but I would have to say pushing 55 mph on the main straight and maybe averaging 35-40 mph for a lap because of the turns. I think the Redline will be a good competitor power wise, but we'll have to see how it handles the corners."
Just don't want to finish last or roll. Sounds like it will be fun and competitive.
2007 HMF customized Revolt (exhaust, fuel controller, wrap, bumpers and narrowed suspension for GNCC racing).
Full hand controls, separate braking, DWT beadlocks, 2:1 steering quickener,
Fireball Billet hubs, Holeshot ATR's and Unisteer electric power steering, swaybars and Tatum rack.