Personally, I love the speed of a stock brushed motor in sedan. Sometimes i'll throw a 19t in.
Yes, I race.... but I dont want to race at break neck speeds and have a higher chance of breaking something should I crash, also the faster I go, the quicker parts wear out.
Secondly, being sponsored there is no point racing a car I cannot handle the speed of. I have seen a sponsored racer in mod with silly power and smash a Serpent s400 to bits.
Needless to say I doubt it gave his sponsors a good image......
What has this got to do with on road racing? Well, quite a bit.
SPEED gives you a buzz, but being SENSIBLE on the power makes it closer and less prone to breakage. I dont think there are enough slower classes of sedan and there is possibly not enough schooling for the few that enter it from a newcomer level that speed is not everything.
On road is dying for many reasons, but I think one reason is cost, and that is partly factored into the speed of the class.
VTA should help racing...
As should any slower class of sedan.
Mod/19t (or 3.5/whatever in brushless talk) is a very small class (imo) but again imho I think too many people that race sedan see it as a class they "should" be in, crash and burn and then it's -1 bye bye sedan racer.
Slow is the new fast....
Maybe I simply have a blinkered vision though, I race on a very small carpet track.... The people are friendly, the amount of power you can use is limited..... but the racing is a BUZZ!