Good info Clouse! LOL This will be our first trip as well. We did Seagate center a couple years ago, but have never made Ft. Wayne. I have spent 2 solid days getting cars ready...they had not been touched since Eldora Kart race! I may be little high on gearing from what you are saying...but then, we run Hvy Honda and Hvy 160, so a little more wieght...thus more gear to pull it I guess. I am hoping to make it for some practice on Thursday night...we shall see. I know the track will be green then...but could get a feel for gear, stagger, etc. I am probably light on stagger at around 2 inches considering we are starting out locked. But I dont want to scrub too much on the staights. Plus...I anticipate unlocking relatively quickly. I hate smokers and with Austin being so heavy and tall...we typically get enough roll onto the RR that unlocked just works best 99% of the time for us.
Of course...it is all a guessing game to me having not been there! I am all ears when it comes to you guys that have been there! I can get 3 inches of stagger and may try that if we get good practice time.
BTW...the wife is NOT happy about us going! Thanks to Rankine, she gave in and let us sign up! He is on her bad list!