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Troy V Smith

This is interesting, as we actually took an entire day on Friday and focused our attention to one kart/driver and testing the way the tires worked in various conditions.  Up until this point we were kind of “winging it” by feel.  The day we spent sweating it out, repeating an 8 lap run over and over, taking temp and pressure readings after every run was incredibly worth while.  I/We learned more than we could have ever hoped for.  We learned now what “optimum” temperature to shoot for, what pressure to start at, how high the pressures would increase, what tire characteristics are created with a loose kart, vs, tight.  I feel very confident, without any driver input and using just a temp probe and pressure gauge, I can tell you how the kart is handling for that driver!  I have no exaggeration when I say, we lost over two seconds a lap that day by utilizing the information we gained.  If you don’t have the time, make the time – do some testing of your own – well worth the efforts!

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