Originally posted by speedxl
The reason it died he is because the previous roar president Twrecks (trex)
my .02 on pan cars
7 turn mod motors
less than 20 guys can wheel those cars with the batteries and motors we have at present.
the horse power to weight ratio is out of control and touring car is heading that way also.
the pan cars died for several reasons. but the most obvious would be the scale look of a touring car and the fact that the pan class was getting fewer entries every year. the surface you have to run them on to get traction was always a challenge as well. touring cars and there rubber tires made the surface quality easier for promotoers as well.
the introduction of touring cars
6 cells and crazy horse power
they dont sell them with nitro engines and there not sold ready to run. all of these things killed pan cars. noone is going to bring them back from the dead either. too many option now and like i said you have to be the top 5% in the world to wheel a mod pan car on foams with any success. naples had the on road nats a long time ago and i got to watch joel johnson wheel a mod pan car..he made it look easy..problem is he is one of only a handfull who can wheel them like that. most just bang the pipes and miss the corners!
i dont wish bad luck hector with your pan car race next year..but i hope you dont plan on making a living from that race? lol i honestly think your time and efforts would have been best spent helping the fsear series or just about anything else? touring cars in 2004 have just about gotten to the point where they drive more like a pan car and less like the street weapon we all had only a few short years ago. i remember chassis roll back in the day,lol.
when you run a class with less than 10 cars and ask to get practice time with them is when it becomes dumb. your going to have less than 6 pan cars at full throttle and trying to run in practice with the touring group is going to be a mess. and if you ask for time on the track for just them is when your going to get attacked,lol. even 12th pan and 10th pan dont mix well..and i wouldn't want to be the hack that breaks a worlds level racers 12th scale car with my 10 year old 6 cell powered pan car..