Thanks Josh. I completely agree about motor reductions do to the future of LiPo, but I was trying not to bring down this thread
I was just trying to answer the question why the classes are so close
If mod wasn't so ridiculous and stock/19t slowed to proper speeds then I think you would see racers in their proper classes. Many of the fast stock racers would then move out of stock becuase it's to slow. They would move up to 19t/10.5 and or limited mod. The Cuffs, Schrevans, Shreffs, Drews, etc have proven they can compete with the best (Pros) when the cars aren't stupid out of control.
Most of the pro racers I talk to admit the cars are ridiculous and see the need to slow them down. They all can see that touring car racing is taking the exact path of pancar. There are only a few of us left that remember pancar at the '98 worlds (Masami's head almost taken off) and Minnreg where cars were climbing walls and landing in tech
This last statement will not be popular here on rctech (home of all the experts), but some times the truth hurts; Most racers/consumers don't know whats best for them and the hobby/sport. Speed seems to be the common denominator that all racers want and get. Speed is also the common denominator that has killed almost every great class we have had in this great hobby/sport! This is the only industry where the manufactures don't work together and control the hobby.
Every 4 or 5 years one manufacture gives us a great product to race and then we find a way to destroy it.
Sorry Scotty/Boomer for the hijack