Years ago I used to run 1/10 buggy and I have to say that it's my favorite type of racing. There is just no real interest in my area. Plus, I like a small, very technical, non-grove track and there are none of those in my area anymore. I think it's all geared torwards 1/8 scale these days. Besides I hate the hot weather, bugs, and cleaning my car all the time.
I think I'll take the advice of running a faster motor in practice and keep working on running a tight line. I did that for awhile when I had my brushless 5800 and later went to a 4300. It did seem easier to drive stock after running a faster motor. Now I just need the new Novak GTB speedo and brushless mod motor.