Who are those NORMAL people winning championships/big races in their part of the world?
Well, Fastharry implied that Mugen doesn't have much of a winning record and I posted those results as a result of that.
Thats what I was hinting on dude
good you picked it up. Although I was also getting at the fact that you also cannot take the results too literally regardless, as no company posts the races they have lost. Every company posts only the wins. With exception to Serpent on myTSN I see them posting results where they aren't in 1st often, but rather in the top 3 which I find cool.
You don't see Mugen, AE, Yokomo, Kyosho or Tamiya posting any races they have lost though.
Which brings me to my next point ... the local fast guys at any track always seem to be able to pull something out of the hat.
Unfortunately RC is unlike a real 'pro' spectator sport. There is no actual 'pro' circuit per say; aka. F1 or CART. So telling what kit is the best based on results is rediculous, because you could have the best guy at any given race running any of the race quality kits; but you never who WHO they are racing against. They could be racing against somebody with the skills of my 10 yr old brother. How good is he you ask? Nobody knows. Thats my point.
I've seen guys win their mains, hitting the curb on every other lap; or spinning out twice/three times or more a race etc. etc. and still pulling a win.
There are too many variables in RC racing to base kit quality on race results. It is all relative. So just because a local guy can win with such and such kit, is just as relative as any of the bigger name racers winning with the kit.
Flame wars about which car is better based on past race performance is just stupid. You must factor in WHY, and in RC there are so many variables its hard to keep track of them all.
I really wish in the future, there would be a 'pro' circuit for RC, a number scheme which is clearly visible to spectators, and more of a pro racing style qualifying and race format.
I think then, you will have ALOT more people interested. I think thats a big problem for beginners or onlookers, you never know what the heck is going on most of the time -with regards to whose who, and who is winning-. Racing alone can be confusing to keep track, then look at the RC race formats ... no wonder its not as big as it could be.