Originally Posted by dr_hfuhuhurr
Our track is mixing stock and stock brushless. We are self policing and always have been really. Most club races I've attended have been.
I do believe Brushless stock is faster. One of our top local drivers ran 2 laps faster on the same layout with brushless over brushed. Same track, same car, same setup. The only difference was the brushless (this was 12th scale).
For newcomers to the hobby running brushless stock is cheaper when you factor in the cost of the esc, motor, lathe, tuning tools, etc. vs just the brushless esc and motor.
Close, but it wasn't 2 laps faster... it was 4 laps faster! Looking at my lap times, I knocked .5 seconds off the lap time.
For club racing, even a trophy race, the rules are up to the track owner. The big reason why most tracks rely on ROAR for the rules, is because ROAR took the time to actually codify the rules and publish them. And, whether you like ROAR or not, their rules are the most widely known and used.
If you look at most big races, they do not have the rules for each class completely defined. Their rules are basically the variations from ROAR. They, like most other racers, assume ROAR rules as the base.