We (BMI, CEFX, Corally, CRC, Darkside Motorsports, Hyperdrive and SpeedMerchant have all been talking about the return of the Pro 10 class for a couple months.
We all believe that Pro 10 is the future of on road racing. These cars are far more simple and less expensive than touring cars, they have more grip on any surface from parking lots to carpet, there is a lot less to tune and setup in these cars and they can go as fast as you can handle driving them.
This means everyone from a novice to a pro can get a kit, put it together and have fun right away without having to learn to understand a sedan setup sheet more complicated than a mortgage contract.
It has been a pleasure working with the leaders of these companies. Its the first time that I can recall so many companies working together so well towards a common goal. They are all gentlemen and they have all designed some AWESOME cars!
There are a few details that have been agreed upon:
The cars are are all ~200mm wide with a wheel base around 254mm so you can use commonly available GT, Vintage, Sedan and Super Car bodies. They all look way better then the 235mm planks we used to run.
I believe all cars will take 4 cells, 6 cells or 7.4v Lipo (some saddle some stick). Most testing has been with 4 cell and 10.5BL. LiPo or 6 cell racing will have to happen with 21.5 or 17.5 motors or the speed will be too much for most drivers. Any of these cars with a 13.5 on 7.4v Lipo will be faster then a Mod 6 cell sedan, but they are easier to drive due to the huge amount of grip.
All the cars are heavily based on the companies latest and greatest 1/12th cars so there are parts commonality....most of your 1/12th spares will work on the 1/10th version.
You will see more pics of cars after the Snowbirds because some ran out of time to complete their cars prior to the race so stay tuned