The Marty Barnes’ Pacific NW Showdown Tour made its way to Albany, Oregon on March 1st and 2nd. Conveniently located just off the I-5 freeway, NW Hobbies hosted round 4 of the 5 race series on an all clay, super high bite, tacky indoor race arena. Practice was held on Saturday with 1 qualifier in the evening and 2 on Sunday with mains to follow. The layout was technical yet easy, but at the same time extremely challenging.
The most challenging part was deciding which tyres to go with and playing with the amount of grip that was available. There was a fine line between speed and too much speed that would make the car very twitchy and edgey to drive resulting in increased chances of roll-overs and crashes. The window was very small and tyre combo was definitely the key to your success.
Unfortunately, there were some technical issues with the computer system on main day that delayed the racing by a few hours and typically, this would be a double A-main event… was now a single A-main. Thanks to Tanner Day and Jim Dunlap for their help and getting the racing back on track! Continue reading here.