Acceleration slow


(Elias Baker) #1

Hey everyone, so this is my first full race season and I was wondering if I could get some advice on how I can improve my acceleration from standing starts and out of corners.

I’m in the senior class (360lbs) and I’m using a used merlin mr29 chassis with a brand new 206 engine.

The track I go to does standing starts. At the start of the race before the first turn, I’m getting passed by everyone. Sometimes my rpms are reading past 5200 but I’m not going any faster and it almost feels like the clutch is slipping a lot.

The first clutch setup I was using was an Inferno flame clutch (leading) with 2 white and 2 black springs, then I tried the inferno fire clutch (leading) with 2 black and 2 white, then 4 black and I’m still getting passed. Overall I’m consistently .7-1sec sec behind the front pack. It just seems like my karts acceleration is very slow compared to everyone elses. At the time I was also running a 3.6 gear ratio.

One thing I did notice while trying to figure out why I’m getting passed before the first corner is that my rear axle is definitely bent. I’m not really sure how long it’s been like that, but I was wondering if this might be the cause?