What would cause lap times/RPM to stay identical between qualifying and the race yet the tires were way too soft for qualifying and significantly harder for the race? We kept the gear the same between qualifying and the race. We aren't as concerned about the lap time as we are about the RPM staying the same. We thought we'd pick up at least 100 maybe 200 RPM by going with harder tires. In the race my son had the fastest lap time and our tires seemed right but he only turned 5600 RPM in green plate. We try to get around 5700-5800 at this track because of the tight turns and RPM drops.