Well, I see the Roar elections are over. I've read quite a few of the
other threads on how to improve Roar, and what candidates will do
if elected. And it seems everything stays the same, so I just have a
few random thoughts. Please feel free to post yours!
There are 4550 Roar members. There are 38,377 registered users
on R/C Tech. 258 votes for a president, or 5.7% of the members.
The largest races of the year are the Snowbirds, Vegas Race, Cleveland,
Cactus, Hot Rod's Shoot-Out, and the JBRL Series. None are Roar events.
Largest payouts for ALL racers not large manufactures' paid pros,
over $8,000.00 by the JBRL Series. So, I guess I'm thinking racers want
rules, rules that are basic and are/can be tweaked by promoters or owners
of a series like Jimmy's, and are pretty uniform around the country.
Manufacturers will always be more concerned about the basher crowd, that's
where 90% of people who buy their products are. This is why the
rebuildable stock was made BEFORE it was Roar approved. Everyone's
already using 4200 batteries before they are legal, unless it's an end of
year race like the Reedy was. OEM companies just go with the flow, we
don't have any choice in what we make or what is legal, we just try to
buy the best products available.
How many of you will realistically ever race at the Ifmar World's? Which is
why we need Roar??? How many of you will CHOOSE to TRAVEL to the Roar
Nats, or would you CHOOSE to TRAVEL to the Cactus or the Snowbirds
if you could only attend one????