Crandon Short | Off Road Trucks Pro 4 | Baseline+ (TW)
Crew Chief | Travis Warling
iRacing Season | 2020 S4
Car | Off Road Trucks Pro 4
Track | Crandon Short
Setup Class | Baseline+
Setup Type | Race
Crew Chief Notes:
"**Track Guide** The lap starts by going over the finish line roller jump which then immediately goes into a second roller jump. These two roller jumps are fairly crucial as they set you up for the sweeping left hander that is turn one. You want to hit the first roller jump as far right as possible. The second you land the first roller jump, you want to then flick your wheel to the left as you're going over the second roller jump. If this is done correctly, you should be perfectly pointed towards the inside wall for turn one.
If you take the second roller jump correctly, you should now be pointed towards the long, decreasing radius turn that is turn one. This corner is tricky as you can lose quite a bit of time if you take it wrong. What I tend to do is keep 100% throttle and as far left as possible until the blue inside wall ends. As the wall ends, there is then a gap between the wall and the inside tires. About half way between the wall and the tires, I tap the break slightly and drop a gear. This allows the truck to rotate more as the radius of the corner starts to decrease. As the corner starts to tighten, you can either stick as close to the inside tires or let the truck drift up the track to use the banking for a good run off the corner. Staying tight to the inside tires is good for defending your position, while drifting wide is better for a good lap time as you carry the speed down the next straight.
After the sweeping left hander, you have a small jump followed by a flyaway jump. The smaller jump really isn't all too difficult on the short course. Just make sure you aren't sideways going over it as you'll lose time. After the smaller jump, you reach the flyaway jump. As with the smaller jump before, this jump really isn't too difficult on the short course. I try to take this jump a little left of middle. Staying to the left of the jump will help defend your position and will better set you up for the next left hander
After the flyaway jump, you have a long and sweeping left hander with a crest in the middle. I've found that I'm able to gain more time by entering the corner relatively shallow, keeping tight to the inside as you go over the crest, and letting the truck dift out to the middle of the track on exit. On entry, I like to give a quick tap of the brakes to set the truck and get it pointed where I want it. You'll also want to lift slightly as you're going up the hill and over the crest. Going full throttle here will only cause wheel spin and cost you time.
After the sweeping left hander and a small jump that you can take in any way you want, you come to a decreasing radius left hander. This is another corner that you can run many different lines in depending on what's happening in the race. You can take a very tight line and run next to the inside hill, which will gain you a lot of time on entry but with the cost of lost time on exit and the following straight. You can also enter more in the middle to outside of the track and then cut down towards the inside on exit. You'll lose some time on entry, but should gain a lot of time on exit and down the straight. Regardless of what line you take, this corner is very much about throttle control and patience. If you floor the throttle the second you are pointed towards the exit, you'll be left spinning your wheels and going no where. It's absolutely crucial that you wait and let the truck rotate on entry, and then slowly roll onto the throttle once the truck is pointed where you want to go.
Finally, after a long lap, you're at the last corner. This corner can be tricky, and can also provide some excitement at the end of the race. In the Pro 4, it's pretty easy to enter the corner super shallow and keep by the inside wall throughout the corner. Keeping the truck as far inside as possible is not only the quickest way to take the corner, but will also make sure no one tries to throw their truck up the inside on entry for a quick pass.
And that's a lap of Crandon! This track flows very well in the Pro 4, so a good lap will be one that leaves you feeling very accomplished and satisfied. Good luck!"