man oh man what a day i had yesterday. well it actually started friday night. i traveled to a track near my aunts house 1 1/2hrs away from where i live. i get to the track about 8pm to practice before the race saturday. i get out on the track and run a few laps. i come in to change tires. as i start my buggy back up, throttle servo dies and i dont have a spare on me. so i drive to my cousins house and pick up an old ofna buggy to get a servo, so i get the servo problem fixed around 1am.
i go to the track around 7am the next day to practice some more before the race. i get there, get set up, practice with no problems. then the first qual my battery started getting weak so my buggy was struggling to turn. ended up finishing 7 out of 10. second qual i broke a rear a arm on the warmup laps(dns). i change tires before the 3rd qual. 3rd qual i hit the first jump on the first lap, wheel comes off(dnf).
switch back to tires i used in first and second qual. 4th qual, on the warm up laps, i broke same rear a arm that i just replaced(dns).
ok so i qualify 20 out of 20(based on the qual points).
im stuck in the c main. 15 min main, 4 drivers. throttle linkage popped off. still managed to finish 2nd so i bump to b main. b main is the next race so i dont have time to do anything so as soon i finish, bac to the starting line...this time for the 25 min b main. this time the throttle linkage popped of 7 times, each time my dad had to run out on the track and get my buggy, bring it in, take body off, put linkage back on then put body on, fuel my up and off i go. i lost about 7 laps because of this. finished the b main in 4th, would have been 2nd and bumped to the a main if it wasnt for my throttle linkage coming off so much.
i was so fed up, i said screw watching the mains, i left. didnt help that it was about 95 degrees outside
so thats how my saturday went. ended up finishing 12th out of 20