Thanks, guys! I figured the resistance was from the magnets. I just wanted to make sure. I don't think I'll be racing the car at all. Maybe just my brother when he finally gets his M-04L with the Eunos body. He's got a supercharged Miata and he wants to get an RC car to go along with it.
I wouldn't mind getting into races since I've done some reading and hop-ups to this car (stabilzers, ball-bearings, toe-in-rear, servo-saver ). Maybe I'll continue with the other more expensive hop-ups. This stuff can get pretty technical and interesting.
Problem is, I went to the local hobby shop and all they have is a dirt track. I've watched some of the races and most of them were with trucks. Kinda senseless to add all the hop-ups if I can't race anyone.