the raven is from horizon hobbies, the makers of losi and duratrax. the raven has more similar suspension geometry to their truck then the t-4. im afraid you will find that the raven is not going to handle the stresses of racing for very long. they are just not as well as some of the other trucks. but it will get you started for sure and it will be a good truck to beat up as you learn to drive. though the slots with help with throttle control. for clay tracks look to panther tires. they offer a wide variety of tires in a clay compound. the last alot longer than alot of other manufacturers out there. i didn't look at your track but the micro-burner up front and a switch in the rear clay compound all the way around. i know it sounds crazy but if it is true clay that is swept and hard packed full slicks all the around will work also. you can order direct from them
if your track doesn't carry them.
but back to the raven it is similar to running a parma motor instead of a koford motor in a wing car. i miss the track we had here in mesa, still have all my stuff and no where to go with it. just had got my difalco controller then they closed. the wipers on it aren't even worn, used it like three times. oh well. i hear there is a track in casa grande like an hour from me but i don't think they have a blue king track. i don't even think they have a track i can run expert car on. if it was still stock with the stock motor maybe.
someday people will realize that all trucks have four shocks,4 tires,tranny,steerin +servo,esc,receiver,battery pack,motor, and a body doesn't make it a copy of their car since they look the same from two feet away or in pics. but it is much closer to a losi than anything yet it still a bit different in its design as i already said.