Hot off the MTM2 TRAXX press, is another dandy of a track by Malibu350. I have to admit, I've only ran 4 laps on this freshly born track, but let me tell you, the man is a genius! As is the trend lately, not alot of model action here guys. But you won't have time to be looking around for cool models on this number, because this layout will keep you up on your wheel, or keys, or joystick, every step of the way, but yet has a great flow to it. With a define line, and lots of tricky sections. And with hair-raizing jumps that will have you on the edge of your seat. No models needed here, the layout is what makes it! My motto of lately is, if your busy looking at models on a track as you pass by them, your not driving, LOL. Don't get me wrong, I love eye candy as much as the next guy, but the terrain is truely the heart and soul of a great track, and this track is loaded with it! Excellent work Mal, and thanks again for keeping us racers well-fed with your special brand of magic.
Now to disect this track, and turn some laps, lol. I'll have more input later.
This track is a great balance of finesse and momentum. There are times were I spent more time in 2nd gear, as opposed to 3rd gear, as the terrain will tease you sometimes, keeping you hovering around the 4 grand mark, leaving you torn as to should you down-shift, or let it pull through. Making shifting, or not shifting, at the right time, the key to keeping momentum. I tried a 1600, but found it was bogging me a tad. I found 1500 worked better for me, minimizing bog time. But there are areas were your going to be "chugging" a gear, given the nature of the terrain, whether you are in 2nd or 3rd gear. Good lap times seem to be in the 2:50's range. My best so far is a 2:49:88. With lots of room for improvement.