My father-in-law recently got me into slot cars and i decided to build a hopped up tjet to get the checkered against him. I did everything i could think of silicone tires, mean green arm, copper/carbon brushes, silver plated pickup shoes, super 2 magnets, independent front-end, and shaved the front post to put the nose down close to the track. Still everytime i race him there is still no checker for me. I just can't understand it. He does some tinkering with his cars but never buys hop up parts not even silicones. I was hoping for some old school help to steal the checker from him.