Don’t Chase the Perfect Setup
If you’re one of the guys who runs two laps, tweaks his setup, runs two more laps, tweaks it again, and so on all the way up to the first heat, stop. Once your car is working well and doesn’t have any obvious handling issues that need fixing, focus on learning the track. A driver with an 80 percent setup that has put in tons of practice laps and can see the track with his eyes closed will be faster than an equally skilled driver with a 100 percent setup who doesn’t have the track wired.
A good setup and lots of track time will win more races than a perfect setup and not enough track time.