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Old 12-03-2016, 07:35 PM   #1
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I used to race a few years ago with a sportsman 1/10 touring car where the only restriction was you had to use a 21.5 motor. The group was fun and easy going no matter if you won or lost. This group has disbanded but a new hobby store has opened near me running carpet 12th scale pan cars (wcrc and world GT-r), 10th scale (usgt, vta) and 25.5 f1.

I currently have a touring car but I am opening to getting another car. Any ideas on what class would be the most friendly and laid back to a newer driver? Should I just show up and feel out the classes? Thanks for the advice!
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If the USGT class is offered that would probably be your best bet......awesome class!
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Depends on the club / track it can take one uber serious person to turn a fun class into a not so fun class.
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I vote for F1, because this class is notorious for not having enough members. I ran my first F1 race tonight after not running for a few years.......everyone was super supportive and accommodating, even though I was one of the slow guys.
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If the USGT class is offered that would probably be your best bet......awesome class!
He said laid back class!

Vintage Trans Am! Anyone who takes this class seriously is frowned upon.
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When I read this question my first response was VTA but I remember watching some races this summer with people buying $500 chassis to run a class thats supposed to be more fun. Also, I wonder what the availability of HPI products is or will be since they use the tires/wheel for this class.
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The more popular a class gets, the more you're gonna see people pushing the tech envelope. A $500 chassis doesn't guarantee success, but if the class gets faster it may become necessary.

And there's nothing lower than VTA.
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Old 12-06-2016, 02:45 PM   #10
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Hey guys - Thanks for the advice. I set my car up for VTA and went with them. They seem pretty competitive but nice. I also picked up a used xray f1 car 25.5 to race with the 5 or 6 guys who run that class. They might be faster but the class really had the atmosphere I was looking for.
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