I run mod touring car with brushless GTB System on a 5.5 Velocity.
I drive it smooth, and set TQ and First place finishes.
I tune 8x1 and 7x1 motors of all types and switch cars to run them.
The brushless is very competitive.
Any Speedo or motor will go to crap if you keep hitting things and this is what I heard Barry did at the Novak. People hit him as well.
In sedan I hit 120 on the motor and 125 on the speedo. It outruns 8s but it is a little outgunned by the 7s. Then their batteries go away.
On a high traction track, the brushless will not run with the brushed motors because of the power they use. 7s and 6s.
On my local track you can't put that kind of power down. So then the brushless looks like the dominant system.
In my offroad buggy (XXX-4) I run the 5800 with a GTB. Brushed motors can't race with us at all. We even run 10 minute mains.
Motor = 100 and the speedo = 90 degrees.
We blow them off and get ready for the next race. Repeak Lipos and clean the tires. Mostly just eat pizza.
BTW - I will run my 5800 against any 12T. It is that fast. If pushed it will pull a better gear as well. In the same car, I am limited to a 20 tooth pinion with my 12T of the past. My 5800 pulls a 22 tooth.
Nice to see Ernie here. I like your deal about ROAR!
I have horror stories of my own. I told my wife and she said it was hard to believe. I showed her your article and she understands now.