Hopefully this will turn into a useful topic for others and not just a bash session...
Ive raced since I was 15 with a tamiya boomerang, continued off road for a few years then started on road in about 1999 and my first proper on road car was a HPI pro 2.
Stayed with on road ever since and this year I am currently 3rd in a winter series in stock, best 4 out of 6 rounds to count, just one to go now.
This was one of my better results so far in the championship, taking TQ and the overall win for the last round.
I can race a fairly consistant lap and really want to go brushless this year, but knowing the stock brushless can be a bit quicker than brushed stock I was looking at going for a 13.5 and going from there.
I just dont know how much longer I should race stock, I like the racing but sometimes with how long I have raced stock I feel I shouldnt race that class any more.
I have had the odd good result in 19t, but usually I dont do so well in finding a good setup for the car or have the lap consistancy I do in stock.
Like I say, lets try and make this a constructive post for anyone in the same position as me to learn from, like how different does car setup go when you want a quicker motor.