ovel car/class selection


Old 06-11-2019, 05:25 PM
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Ive recently got sucked in to ovel racing by a couple guys i race with. i picked up a "late model stock slash" to have something.

im looking to build a second class
basically im look looking at.

and the
as a winged sprint
and the
as street stock

now im not stuck on this cars im trying to do some ground work, the pro and cons if you will. so i don't miss buy.
the track i will be primarily running them one is a (maybe high) banked dirt Ovel. Backyard in Argos Indiana.

Now my first question is dd or gearbox
i know dd will be a zipper setup, and the gearbox will feel like i have more traction in comparison..

what is your opinion on dd or gearbox? which one is right for the track im looking at?

whats you opinion on the the classes, im looking at?

and then your opinion on the the rc cars Im looking at? Or is there better offering.
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:10 AM
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I have not raced (yet) at Backyard but I do not see a DD car the way to go. They are for high bite foam tire racing. Usually indoor tracks.
I would look at a conversion sprint. There are several out there. Five Seven Designs Paradigm, Bodies by Ed, Plan B Racing, ERC just to name a few. I have a Paradigm and ran it the first time last week and liked it a lot. For a Street Stock, I am not sure they would allow a Custom Works Car. Most use a buggy chassis. Check the rules and what the fast guys are running at the tracks you intend on racing at.

Also check these groups out. Lots of info and great deals on preowned cars.

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Old 06-15-2019, 07:21 AM
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Good information. Sence I don't know that much about ovel racing. Or what I can modified car in to on a class. Like I said on not committed to anything year this it a next year project but I want to do some ground work. Before I commit.
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:50 AM
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id just pickup a slash and add a slice chassis..
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:54 AM
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WE run on carpet oval and the direct drive custom woks cars are grate on a higher bight track. As far as which one to get sprint or the intimidator I would go with which class has the best turn out. OR you you can just get both and dive in deep I did and love the oval its a lower stress day for me than running offload.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:58 PM
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You need to see what others run as custom works sells cars for all surfaces we run outlaws and rockets . We only run on dirt being low bite dirt in summer and clay tracks in winter . If you only race one the one track its best to see what everyone else is running. If you buy used there are options to change dd to gear box .
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