We pit near the exit of the track, so we push the carts on stands to staging and then drive them back to the pit area. We discussed putting the carts on stands at the exit, but there is not a lot of room there, so we didn't bother. My partner's ultralight aluminum gear guard didn't stand a chance when he hit a large chunk of asphalt after dark. Our last race.was.last night, so the asphalt will have until April to settle in. Lol.Driving in the pits?
I had the motor shifted all the way to the left and the floor pan cut out didn't line up correct. After putting it back on and trimming the floor pan it wasn't bad. Just being a little lazy cost me 4-5 dnf's.I'm amazed at those of you saying it makes gear changes dfficult... how? We have always ran them (plastic dual sided) and they're a piece of cake! I can change a gear just as fast with one as without. Maybe its the PMI ones we use? Now we have the mini gear and I don't really care for the carbon fiber guard though. They look cool but its too rigid and breaks or cracks too easily IMO. Not to mention cost..
We've raced on the bumpiest tracks known to mankind & had chains come off at full speed on 1/4 mile tracks, our 5 yr old carbon fiber guards are still rolling, they just have some hash marks in them. I wouldn't run anything but them anymore.I don't really care for the carbon fiber guard though. They look cool but its too rigid and breaks or cracks too easily IMO. Not to mention cost..