Yep, this car was set up as a single front wheel “rail rider” design.
Unfortunately, our Pack rules prohibit wheel shaping or I definitely would have.
I volunteered to set up the track the night before the races with several other dads, and of course we had to test the track. hee hee. Our car was consistently smoking the others (who ended up placing the next day) by 3-4 car lengths.
Unfortunately, I pushed it too far by thinking that we were riding the middle island too aggressively, and backing it off a bit. After the adjustment, there ended up being too little steering, and the raised wheel contacted the island some, bleeding off speed. The result was that we were coming in a car length behind cars we had beaten the night before. The adjustment was an almost immeasurable steering-axle turn.
I really need to build a test track.