<below is the initial correspondence I had with Mike Hubert about your awesome track, he suggested I post something here, so rather than start over , I did a little cut and paste>
A little info about myself – I've been into RC cars since the mid 80’s and I started racing RC cars in 1991 and continued up until 1998 when I moved to Florida. Much to my dismay, the outdoor off road racing scene wasn’t nearly as big as I was expecting (at the time) and I ended up selling all of my gear (it didn’t help that my wife and I also had two babies during that time). Now that the kids are all but out of diapers and I actually have a little free time, I’ve been checking out 1/8 scale electric buggies for a little fun….however I was having a REALLY hard time justifying the expense for something to bash around the neighborhood with….until I found your website/track online. It was truly one of those ‘hallelujah!’ moments. That said, my plans are to be race ready by the early fall and I’d like a little info as to what people are running at your track. As of right now I’d absolutely love to run 1/8 scale electric buggy (when I quit racing I was running a XX-4 in 4wd mod, and before that a XX in 2wd mod and stock and XX-T in mod truck), however if no one else is running in that class I can easily switch to something else (my goal, now that I've found a track, is to race not just run around on some dirt). I’ve already downloaded ROAR’s 2010 rule ‘book’ so I can get up to speed with all the changes LiPos and brushless motors have brought to the table (amazing what can happen in thirteen years).
So assuming you have people running 1/8 scale electric buggy, can you give me some idea what they’re running as far as battery/motor combo? Also what chassis(s) are doing well and what chassis(s) seem to struggle.
What I’m looking at –
Chassis – RC8Be or Losi 8ight-e 2.0 (my only experience with 1/8 scale was a gas Ofna Pirate in 1991)
Radio – Futaba or Spektrum 2.4
Esc/motor – Tekin RX8 or Castle Creations Mamba Monster
Batteries – ? A LiPo of some sort
Totally open to suggestions.
Thanks, and I look forward to racing with you guys soon,