Must the track be mounted with the directional arrow forward? I have a new 9854 and I do not care about top speed, just hookup. It seems as though the lugs would hook better going the other way. I have done this with a kimpex agreessor track that is much less beefy and the track has held up fine and hooked MUCH better. Is there a reason why I should not mount it this way? Also, could someone who has studded 144 down the middle send me a digiphoto of their studded track showing this pattern or post it here in this thread. Thanx in advance to anyone who can help here.