So this weekend was the final for Route 66 Sprint Series, and I ran it at my home track. It confused me quite a bit over the course of the day.
Morning practice looked promising. I ran a 51.780, putting me in 9th, and qualifying order is set by the practice times.
Qualifying, however, is where things went downhill. The series requires new tires for qualifying Saturday and that’s your only set allowed. My problem was that I slowed down by two tenths, and could never make it back up. I ranged from .2 to .4 seconds off for the whole weekend, no matter what we did. I got the kart loose, tight, in between, but nothing worked.
Sunday I even thought I ran a decent qualifying time, the kart felt good if not a little free and my tuner thought I looked fine, but I fell all the way to 19th.
My question is what happened that cost me this time? Is this a driver, chassis, or tires issue here? If I had kept that 51.78 or even were close to it, I would’ve run well for the weekend but I was pretty lost.