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Old 03-17-2010, 11:33 AM   #16
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I love gas truck and would love to see it make a comeback. It may in certain parts of the country, but as a whole I think it will stay all but extinct.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:03 PM   #17
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1/10th and 1/8th can run on the same track. I'm a Race director and build tracks that electric and nitro both run on. A few of us down in the Carolinas will begin to rebuild the class. I just hope others pick them up to.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:09 PM   #18
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Viva la Gas Truck! My favorite class by far. 1/10 gas and 1/8 can run same track, just fine. Sometimes faster!
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Well for the most part, yes they can, but here in CO they make BIG tracks and last year, I have seen a few races with 10ff on track built for 8ffff. and it was not pretty for the broken 10fffff.
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Originally Posted by DANE_TRAIN View Post
yes they should......why did they ever leave?
not really 1/8 bug and trug but stupid short course maybe?
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Originally Posted by derek_18mt View Post
not really 1/8 bug and trug but stupid short course maybe?
Gas truck died way long before short course was even thought about .
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Should gas truck come back? absolutely

Will it come back? not going to happen

Let me preface this by saying that gas truck is also my favorite class. I tote my truck and all the gear to every race just in case a class breaks out.

The demise of 1/10 truck was not the advent of brushless motors, but rather the introduction of RTR buggies and truggies. Originally the nitro truck class was the entry level vehicle to break into a nitro racing class. Not only could you learn the mechanics of a differential, shocks, suspension setups, but also learn how to tune a nitro engine that would only cost $75 to replace if you toasted it (we all have engine parts that cost more than that). It was the perfect place for a nitronoob to learn how to race, pit, tune, and last-but-not-least... DRIVE!

When the RTR buggy came out, and later the RTR truggy, it gave a noob the opportunity to go out and buy a high powered, fully assembled race vehicle that they didn't have to learn a thing about and go throw it down and expect to drive it like Adam Drake.

The pedigree of a nitro racer is now gone.
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and it's boring to watch for the average person. RIP
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