Originally posted by theisgroup
hey guys looking at going to the US pan car champs in San Antonio. reviewed the rules and was wondering what you guys thought. It looks like they are going to run 4 anc 6 cell 1/12 in the same classes. The 6 cells do have to meet min weight requirements. I still don't think that will be a fair race. especially for mod. what are your thoughts.
I know there was a discussion a few weeks ago, but not sure what happened in that one.
they have posted for some time now that they will not run together in their own Thread. it's 4-cells "according to ROAR rules", not 1/12th onroad "according to ROAR rules" which would i guess allow 4 & 6 to run together
look at the EFRA 1/12 championship in Europe 2 years ago.
at first they allowed 6 and 4 cell to race together.
6 cells could only run a 17T spec motor (i beleive with bushings)
4 cells could run any motor. car weight was lighter
it ended up being a gaggle/fight. drivers protested/complained and the classes were split.
most of the top Euro drivers were running 4-cell, however started complaining after the first qual. the 4 cell guys were faster only in the infield. the 6 cell guys ruled all the straights due to the extra voltage/horsepower, never dumped with that 17T motor, and needed no rec-pks. the 4 cell cars had problems dealing with cars that weighed more and took different lines due to the weight.
the rep0rt on it was on WWW.TeamCRC.com
back then, probably gone now. a CRC racer in europe Bachoner (spelling?) probably still has the whole inside scoop.
i have raced 4 and 6 cell 1/12, the weight penalty wouldn't be a hindrance.
they race 1/10 pan oval at our Hobbytown. 4 cell stock and 6 cell stock. 6-cell guys look like 4 cell MOD almost and turn 2-3 laps more in 4-minutes than the same cars with 4-cells