Originally Posted by jodywk
I have used the motor with success on small, tight tracks try narrowing the face of the brush this should help.
Narrowing the brushes on this motor will make it run even hotter and make gearing absolutly crutial. Even when geared perfectly with narrow brushes, the motor runs so hot it will show a considerable drop in performance less than half way into the race. To get an MVP with narrowed brushes to work, you have to use the dry-ice trick or the peltier cooler before the race in an attempt to make the motor as cold as possible (without freezing it). Even with this method, it will still come off the track incredibly hot but you will only notice a slight decrease in performance toward the end of the race if you notice any at all.
I spent a long time getting this motor and brush combo to work and with a lot of help from Big Jim and Paradigm Racing (they cut brushes fspecifically for this application). While an MVP with narrowed brushes was faster than an MVP with full faced brushes under almost all circumstances, there was unfortunately no instance where this motor/brush combo was faster than a Monster Stock. And the Monster Stock is 1,000,000 times easier to work with.
Bottom line give up on the Reedy and go with Trinity or Epic based stock.