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Old 12-15-2005, 08:52 AM   #1
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most popular race class?

What's the most popular offroad race class?

I've been out of RC for a little while, and before I left electric was becoming popular again. Or, does 1/8th nitro still rule?

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Old 12-15-2005, 10:20 AM   #2
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1/8 nitro buggy, is by far the most popular.

all other classes are hit and miss depending on what part of the country you live in.


this statement is probaly true, for everwhear except southern cali, I think everything is strong their
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:37 AM   #3
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1/8 Nitro is certainly among the most popular off-road classes but I think you will find 1/10 Electric Truck/Buggy still going strong. It really depends on what people are racing in your area. Where I am we have a big audience for 1/8 Nitro that races at one indoor offroad track and another big audience for 1/10 Electric that races at another indoor offroad track.
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8th scale buggy is the fastest growing and largest. Electric class has going indoors only. In Kentucky and Ohio I dont know where electric offroad is ran.
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1/8 nitro buggy is the most competitive, coz its not spread as thin an electric racing both in terms of the number of clubs and the number of classes you have. so win in that class u get RESPECT
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1/8 nitro buggy is the most competitive, coz its not spread as thin an electric racing both in terms of the number of clubs and the number of classes you have. so win in that class u get RESPECT
driving a 4 wheel drive is easy. win in 2 wheel drive class and u get RESPECT
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driving a 4 wheel drive is easy. win in 2 wheel drive class and u get RESPECT
well what i am saying is, you turn up to a buggy meet and there are 30+ drivers and in order to win you either have to beat national champions or regional champions....

but when you race electric there are 4 or so classes, there are still 30+ drivers turn up, but each class there are only 10 people, and normally the fast drivers play in mod.

not saying 4wd buggy is hard to drive than 2wd, everything is relative... 4wd gives more traction, but its the same for everyone.. good drivers will be good no matter what they drive... 1/8 buggy is the premier class

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It completely depends on the area. Where I live on the local level our club is mostly comprised of new guys, and most guys have MT's. On the regional level in Canada 1/8th buggy is definately the strongest, although 1/8th arena truck is exploding for '06! It will probably be very close to the popularity of 1/8th buggy with many buggy racers also racing Arena truck. Electric offroad is generally not to popular. On the club level it is even less popular.
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Thanks for all the input. 1/8 scale buggies still seem to dominate. I used to own a Storm, but sold it on eBay. I wish I still had it now.
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Dont wish that you still had your old storm. Get something faster. I passed to many storms with my RTR Jammin its not even funny.
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People like 1/8th scale because it requires virtualy no maintance and they are nearly indestructable. They are also very easy to clean.
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The Jammin RTR. I'll keep that one in mind. What other buggies do you guys feel will give me a fair chance in a Rookie/Sportsman class? Assuming I can drive, of course.
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1/8 scale buggy.

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Old 12-16-2005, 03:41 PM   #14
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at our track,monster trucks and 1/8th buggies for sure.

a nice mix also,
3 mayhems
3 mbx5's
1 jammin
1 xray


the next big class for us will be truggies,several guys are getting them over the winter and will be out in force when the track reopens
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