If you want to race find out what spec class your local track has. Our is a Traxxas Slash class... it's fun.. I skipped that class and race a T4, I love my T4, it's a fun little truck especially when setup with a brushless/lipo.
ARCTIC DOG RACING (Nitro free since 2009)
"Straights are for fast cars, curves are for fast drivers...."
8ight-E / 8ight-TE / T4 / Slash