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Old 07-21-2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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I will soon be competing in a race which will have sportsman buggy and truggy runnning together. If the driving skill is the same which would win?
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if you go to neo-buggy and look at the nats results truggy ran more laps than buggy...idk if the time was longer or not(i bout it) but ive seen truggys turn more laps than buggy here lately....

that could give you some ideas to ponder around with...but im not really sure who would win
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that is a good one one of the tracks out hear has a dash for cash
River Front Raceway Marysville ca. that both buggys and truggys
the top two QF of each expert and sportsman class run in and I
think it has been 50/50 so far
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truggy is more forgiving and new truggies handle so good that they are faster than buggies.

buggy is harder to drive as it does not forgive you any mistakes.

on very tight track buggy may be faster but anywhere else truggy will
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on very tight track buggy may be faster but anywhere else truggy will
Thats what I was going to say.
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Same driver then its definately the truggy. They are just super easy to drive fast.
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Not trying to be mean or an azz, but in the sportsman class it may even be quite even, on truggy or buggy.
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Thanks alot guys, just makin sure i wasn't in for a butt whoopin from buggys. Well actually i still am but it will be because of my driving haha.
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I was at the Nats here last weekend, and the truggies did go considerably faster, about .5-1 second per lap than buggies. Reason being, it's a bumpy med-large sized track, a truggy playground. The buggies got caught up in the rough stuff and over rocks and ditches. Also, being a pretty high traction track in the groove, the buggies could traction roll easier, and just be harder to drive than a truggy. However, on a tight track with lots of turns, the buggy would be faster.
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truggys easy. buggy takes skill. gas truck takes more skill.
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A few people have already touched on it but it will 100% depend on the track. Regardless of size, if the track is smooth and has alot of tight turns the lighter more nimble buggy will be faster. Truggy will be faster on a track that has alot of rough sections.

Also mentioned is the ease of driving. If that same drivers skill level is on the low to mid end of the spectrum for talent then truck will be faster just because it will stay on the wheels more.

I am lucky enough to live in AZ and see Billy Fischer and Ryan Mayfield drive alot and it depends on the layout, most layouts I have seen lately are more truck friendly.
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I was also wondering this, debating whether to get a losi truggy or buggy
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Check out Adam Drakes lap times, he's about 1 sec faster with a truggy.

http://www.revrace.com/RaceResultsDi...09.txt&ID=3193
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that is a good one one of the tracks out hear has a dash for cash
River Front Raceway Marysville ca. that both buggys and truggys
the top two QF of each expert and sportsman class run in and I
think it has been 50/50 so far
I was at that race and I even made the dash for cash with my truggy from the sportsman class. If I remember the winner of that dash for cash was the sportsman buggy driver. In my opinion the buggys have to be faster. They are lighter and quicker to accel. and the buggys corner better. But then again numbers don't lie.
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Truggy really got faster this year with the latest tires/wheels. They are narrower/lighter but still have more than 2x the contact patch.

Lots of people say truggies are harder to crash but I don't think that's the case, I think crashing a truggy results in the need for marshalling far less since a truggy can be driven out of just about any crash that didn't result in the thing being upside down.
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