Originally Posted by wingman2
our local club is quite small (around 7 second laptime)
Ours is also around 7 seconds, 13.5 (no timing rules) or 27t touring cars...
newcomers use brushed motors, then step up to brushless if they want to get serious and put money into racing against the more consistant racers.
Track size is something I wanted to mention about on this whole topic having the best X Y and Z, if the track is small, you can only use so much power before it is wasted and turned into heat.
You also run out of road quicker too to use a top speed advantage.
When the track is smaller, TQ is won or lost by seconds, I really like the close racing we have in the A, a win is a well deserved one and does not depend on equipment used...
HW speed controls often feature in the A, expensive equipment is not needed.
What IS needed is consistant laptimes. The TQ and usual winner of the A usually has an average and fastest lap within 0.3 of a second!
And no, he doesnt have the latest car or equipment in general either.
THAT is skill and what makes one win at racing!