On the note of getting an esc to run both brushed and brushless the novak gtb and the xbr are capable of running both also. I think there is not turn limit on both, but, I will have to look.
GTB has no turn limit BR (3.5 BL) while XBR is limited to 8.5 turn, not enough for larger pro truck tracks where you want a 5.5 - 7.5 range at least. A GTB and a 27turn stock motor ($30) or BL motor ($80) is not a bad place to hop back in at first.
You can get the low turn BL motor (even a 3.5
) and when that's too much power, turn down the EPA in your throttle if you have one of the more modern radios. If you have old AM junk buy a new one like one of the cheap module radios that can later be upgraded to DSM, or the JR XS3 (no module / no DSM upgrade path) or DX2.0 (Spektrum DSM only).