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  • #56930

    Bryan Williams
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    So in an upcoming event we will be doing a green, white,  checkered flag qualifying. As far as tires go Would it be better to have brand new never ran tires or scuffed maybe 3 light laps on them. Not even a hard heat cycle on them but just enough to take the shine off them. Btw we run YLC’s and qualifying tires have to be our race tires.

    #56952

    Taylor Young
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    You have to take into consideration the engine/class and track surface. If you’re running tag or shifter and the track isn’t too smooth you should be fine with that amount of time. But if you’re running something lower horsepower like lo206 and the track is very smooth, probably not enough time to get full potential of them.

    In general lo206 by lap 4 or 5 my kart is fine. Tag lap 2. That’s what I’ve found. So if you scuffed them in practice you should be fine.

    #56961

    Bryan Williams
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    I’ll be running a kt100 with the rlv3 pipe and from what I’m told it’s a high grip track, I really don’t have any other track experience to compare it to.

    #56966

    Taylor Young
    Participant

    I think you’re talking about Bakersfield. It’s not a very long track even though it has some winding sections. I’d scrub them a bit before qualifying. I’m still debating on going down for that race. Have to OK it with the wife.

    #56973

    Bryan Williams
    Participant

    yeah it’s Bakersfield. Well take care of all your honey do’s and come out.

     

    #56975

    Walt Gifford
    Participant

    You can’t go wrong with new tires.

    Gif

    FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
    Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
    Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
    41 years karting experience

    #56979

    Gary Lawson
    Participant

    Stickers for sure. Pretty rare they aren’t faster. They come in quicker than older tires.

    #56987

    Bryan Williams
    Participant

    I wouldn’t describe them as older. They would be brand new, not really even brought up temp. Just scrubbed on the last practice session to remove the shine. I might do a test this sat. Just might cost me a set of tires to find out.

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