Where I'm located in California, my closest serious competition track is 2hrs. and 7mins. away, all the other tracks I run are 3+hrs. These cars make it worth the drive(s) tho. As far as wanting to go "really fast!", in it self should depend on your driving abilities. The reason I say this is, the faster you go, the harder you hit things, the more parts get broken. I personally run my H4E's in the 17.5, and 13.5 touring car, and GT classes with no ESC timing or "blinky" classes. If I want my cars to go faster I just gear them down and add ESC timing (for practice only). The motors and ESC's can be, (just as examples) Reedy Mach2 mtr., LRP SXX ESC or Tekin mtr.,and Tenkin ESC. etc. These cars ARE SERIOUS race cars, weekend basher, aka speed runs in the street.......not so much. Hope this is of some help. I REALLY LIKE these cars!!! Hope you have a blast with yours. Chris S. LETZ RACE!!