Does anyone have advice for a newbie to this race? Pit strategy, parts of failure, tire wear, etc? Any idea why the weight limit is so high? Why is Rotax being required to run the rmax legal carb and 20lbs additional weight?
The primary strategy of the race is to not break. In most cases, if you break something, you’ll lose too much time to make it up.
The last time we raced it, which was a few years back, we reinforced nerf bars, had quick change brake pads, fresh tires mounted on hubs so they go on quickly, safety wired everything we could, used double brackets on anything possible, and so on. Keep the kart together first, worry about going fast later.
One issue with the Rotax is the battery life. I know there are people out there who used special batteries that would last the entire race, but someone else will have to chime in with that info.
I think 2 sets of tires will last the race.
I think the fuel tanks will hold enough for about 50 laps, so figure your pit stops from there.
Good luck and have fun.
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It’s going to be cool but a great event with the Dan Wheldon Pro-Am Challenge to benefit the Alzheimers Foundation on Saturday and then the 10th Annual Robopong 200 on Sunday.
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Just about every Org follows RMC rules for Rotax tech, that’s nothing new.
If you haven’t been following along, the Rotax has had weight added to it by every national series this year because of a perceived performance advantage in TaG (which is unfair & not justified, IMHO).