Our local club just built a brand new track in Portland, about 20 minutes from Yarmouth.
1/8 is very competitive. There is also monster truck and nitro 1/10 trucks.
info is here
We race on tuesdays and have a big sunday race coming up in mid july.
It's too bad that 4wd mod did not catch on because I really enjoyed the car/motor (xxx4,hara).
To stay on topic, alot of the local guys who run sedan carpet have picked up various models of the peak/orion motor and have great things to say about them.