Originally Posted by AzBobby
the way that the rule was written for 2006 it includes all brushless systems.
that in part is why novak developed the the 13.5 i think it is. the one equal to a stock motor. roar mandated that all the manufacturers of brushless systems provide in writing what each of their motors are equal to in a brushed motor sense, as well as the all had to hook into the esc the same way. so you could run any brand motor with any brand esc, just as in a brushed motor application. that was one reason why it took so long for them to become legalized. roar is at least pro cost savings to the racers. and over time a brushless is less cost than brushed.
i don't think anyone has mislead this guy in any way that brushless is faster or slower. they make power in different ways, kinda like two stroke and four stroke dirt bikes. it still all comes down to your driving and throttle control. i know a number of top pros who don't care for brushless motor systems. they do seem a bit more popular in on-road than off, but i do use one in my 4wh off-road.
With the new sintered rotors, the Novak 13.5 System is turning 4-5 laps more then the brushed stock motors tuned by EA, T-Bang, TS, Br00d, etc.
There is a seperate class for the 13.5 in ROAR's rules.