yeah as you said its a good idea you were thinking about gearing it a 16/70 forstarters, because For new tracks I like to shoot for a too low of a gear ratio, and then work into it. Id rather be on the clutch more, than be maxing out the engine the whole time. then from there, work into the 16/76 (figuratively). best of luck wish i could help further, i havent raced there yet
Sorry on delay of response as I was at PRI Show this past week.
Our standard starting point for Daytona (with our Leopards) was
16-73. We’d adjust as needed up or down a few teeth pending wind direction and what would benefit me the most for the long straight and finish line shoot out in the tri-oval. Hope this helps you on the X-30. Race Safe. Good Luck and Have FUN at Daytona! If you ever need additional gearing setups (TaG) for most of the RR tracks or race/setup suggestions. feel free to reach out to me at Streeter. (262) 457-5018 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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I agree with Jeff’s recommendation to start with a 73. Additionally, you need to consider your height. I’m 6-2 and always seem to need one more tooth than shorter drivers or I risk loosing the draft. Also be very gentle on the clutch in practice. With such a tall gear, you can wear one out in 2 or 3 aggressive starts. Save those for the race.