Wow, that sounds like a lot to me. For my wooden test track I use a 7 foot long tuning board and typically set the drift to around 6 to 8 inches over the 7 feet. As the car moves across the 4 foot marker on the board it usually crosses that line with around 2 inches drift. Every car will be different so you need to check times on the track to optimize the drift. Good luck!
Agreed! I tend to get pushed around in that Hot Rod division! Still, you never know with Scout Tracks. Most of these wooden tracks are in marginal shape. Remember guys, we are spoiled running on tracks that are close to perfection. All my Pro Cars have 4" drift/ 4 feet of travel. My old wooden track took at least 7" drift/ 4 feet of travel with lots of weight up front on the car. In short, you are better-off with more drift than less when you don't know what track you are running on. If you can get on the track to tune before the race, back it off till you wiggle. Then add a little more drift and you should be fine if you can get out front. Murph
I have been reviewing my research and just realized something I missed. When getting the increased drift it seems I need to place some weight over the front dominant axle? Do I just add enough, if any, weight I need to maintain the 7" drift? Keep in mind I wont be able to take test runs on the track anytime before the race to adjust, so I'll be going in blind.