I agree with a lot that has been said here, especially Adrian's posts.
What I'm waiting for is COMPETITION. Novak is the ONLY maker making a "stock" brushless motor. Waiting for LRP.. as I see they have a 13.5, but are saying it's more like a 23turn....geeze. So yes, there needs to be some standards set for teh "brushless stock" class. and what about differences between sensor and sonser less. Another item of contention apparently among the manufactures.
Our oval class has a pretty popular 4300 class. It's ok, but again, there's no competition among manufacturers. The rest of the manufacturers do need to get together..or some racing organization.. needs to get together and decide on a standard set of design rules for the different brushless classes. Untill that happens, I believe we will remain in this kinda limbo mode we are in right now.
last year to run touring alone I bought six motors @ $35 each. Guess what I'm runnig from now on?
Are you serious?! Since were running just at club level, that's an insane amount of motors. I didn't buy 6 motors for the 3 cars that I raced all year long. If you need some help maintaining those motors properly so they do last, please come ask me, I'll be glad to help. (Yes, the brushed motors need maintance...won't argue that) Matter of fact, I have the same 12th motor in my car from last year. I will say I don't maintain my brushed motors like some do. I only cut it about once every 4-6 weeks..if that. I just don't notice the drag that some do after a few runs. (www.axiommotors.com
) and I think I win my fair share of our club races, so they must be doing the job. However last week I had one go smokey smokey. But if ya saw it smoke, ya had to admit it looked cool w/the smoke billlowing out from behind the truck as it crossed over the jump.
Our race coming up this weekend, were allowing the 13.5 in all stock classes. HOwever, I know there are advantages to the 13.5 in some classes. 12th for example, and 4-cell stock oval is another.
I feel from what has been running at our club races, the stadium trucks and tc's using stock motors are pretty comparable to the 13.5, however, I don't think anybody is running the sintered/ribbed can stuff yet. Not for sure on that though.
Were allowing it this year becuase of it's increased popularity, but next year, again as adrian has stated, we will probably be dividing them up as long as the demand/numbers are there.