Oh boy this is a tough one to answer...The car is great for stock racing but I struggled a bit working on the car. It requires a lot of wrench time. A lot more then most people tend to admit. I used to just stare at the car not knowing what to tune. I have owned and worked on hundreds of cars and I have never felt that way before. I was fast with it for sure but I did not enjoy working on it. If you want to race stock you almost have to have an A700L. The Evo sucks in stock...don't let anyone tell you otherwise!