I thought abs off would be best for dirt, but I did some stopping tests and no difference. In slight turning abs actually helped brake later.? I thought dirt works better with lock up (pile the dirt) and wheelspin (gain momentum from the dirt/gravel/etc kicked back?)
Piling up dirt does affect the handling a lot, that's true. BUT, it all depends on how comprimated this stuff is and what tires are rolling onto it.
I actually noticed, during the races yesterday, that some death traps are hidden in the soft sand next to the hardened and flattened "road". This, somehow feels right, again.
And on hard, comprimated dirt, the ABS would even be able to do something for you, since there is no really pyling up dirt. Only dust...
Really, off-road physics are a tough cookie!
The muddy trail around Tropical Island feels more convincing, due to its narrowness.
Anyhow, I start to really enjoy this dirt racing. Can't wait for the first rallye-cross circuit to come up!
(This little autocross track on the Sonoma car park is fun, too. But it's no rally-cross, suitable for people racing each other.)