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.

ENFORCER 7 DD KIT
and the
ENFORCER 7 GEARBOX KIT
as a winged sprint
or
INTIMIDATOR 7 DIRECT DRIVE KIT
and the
INTIMIDATOR 7 GEARBOX KIT
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.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/543857875691036/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/463070570472085/
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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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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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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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Old 07-01-2019, 05:38 AM
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the SLASH SPEC, outlaw wing SPRINT CAR, 2wd pro modifieds, PRO STOCK (street stock), and SC LATEMODEL are there main classes.
PRO STOCK (street stock) the hardest hitter i believe, with outlaw wing SPRINT CAR and SLASH SPEC neck and neck for second on turn out. the rest of the classes have a fairly good turnout and are always raced... to my very limited knowledge.

i already have a slash spec. so this will just be a second class add to make the night good faster. i'm leaning more to pro stock(street stock) over outlaw wing spring. but i don't have a buggy and sense i don't know alot about ovel setup ill probably go full oval kit car over modding to a pro stock(street stock). ill probably buy bran new. and scene the general consensus is gear box for outdoor dirt ovel, the outlaw sprint with gear box lookin like the way to go for my case. but ill wait till after Christmas to pull the trigger. my plates full.

thanks for all the good advice guys.
and more good advice to share with me?

as a side note does any one know of a purpose built pro stock(street stock) kits, or are all of them buggy conversions?
thanks again guys.

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Old 11-19-2019, 04:18 PM
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The idea of street stock is to use a buggy that you aren't racing offroad anymore. Pick up a used B6 or the like for that class. They are getting pretty cheap on the used market.

Email Tony the owner of Backyard, he will help ya out
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Gracias por compartir.
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