Get a WGT if they race them in your area. Less expensive - easier to maintain and more fun because you are not working on the thing all the time. It's simple and old school and more fun!
Team Epic/Trinity -Michael Bruce Hobbies-Team CRC ,Kimbrough Products GForce and RJSpeed.
WGT-R, GT Racing USA (17.5 foam),RJSpeed- Legends &Spec Mod, MudBoss and 386 RaceWay.