One of our top drivers came to the track Saturday with his new ARC R10. Coming from a Tamiya 417, we spent hours comparing the new ARC to the 417, T3, and my S411. Like the Spec-R, it really seems to be a copy of the best parts of all the other cars. The hinge pin blocks, and layshaft are nearly identical to my S411 (heck the front spool pulley is the exact same). The steering looks like it came out of an Xray, and the bulkheads could be Tamiya if they were blue. The front bumper even has a place for a transponder ala the TC6.
He turned a 9.7 his first run with kit setup. My best is still a 9.8, and I have been in the 9's less then a dozen laps since we put in this layout (early November).
Desoto Racing * Serpent America * Boca Bearings
"I was doing fine until about mid-corner when I ran out of talent."