540, stock and mod as the classes has been working well here, there are more and more new faces at pretty much all of the tracks at the moment.
i still dont get having classes within classes.
here atleast, people seem to enjoy being in a bigger field more - where nomatter where they are they'll have some good racing against somone else in one of the 3 classes while still having the faster guys in each class to aim at (rather than somone running the same motor in a different 'class'). aiming to make the next main up is also a good goal for motivation, rather than being assured a spot in the a or b.
anyhow back on topic.. with 3700's on the horizon, what has been happening every time capacity is increased while races remain at 5 minutes?
you're going to go down a wind, increase timing, whatever to make sure you're using every single drop from the new pack because that's the way to go faster.
but with 6 cells it's getting to the point where somethings got to give.
with just the current cells even the 27t stock cars are going pretty fast these days.. this class too seems to have gotten to the point where it's just too much for some of the new peoeple trying to get into the hobby to handle.
which is i think a big part of the reason why 540 has been working so well here. it's cheap and it seems to be a nice speed for people just starting out to learn at - not too fast, not too slow.
over there i would have thought racing needed an entry class more than a filler between stock and mod (19t) which seems to be a bit of a wasted class with 6 cells? (dont go straight for the neck - just an outsider's opinion
changing to 5 cell (or whatever) would be a short term expense in the way of cheaper racing in the long run (as parts of the car wont be stressed to the limits - motor especially, etc).
an idea to possibly address a point that seems to have a few people concerned - instead of forcing a begginer that turns upto the track with a 6 cell stick pack to cut the pack up would be to get them to run a 540 motor which in the end will be comparable to what stock would become (a better entry level class).
...kind of like how 6 cell stock and 4 cell mod worked out for a while there with the 12th scales.
19 turn (or whatever) would then end up being much more suitable intermediate class.
and hopefully mod would become more accesable.
if so many people wanted all out speed in this hobby - mod would currently be the biggest class.
and regardless of what happens the fast guys will still be out front.