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Old 12-11-2018, 04:17 PM
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Hello, looking into 8th scale on road and have a couple of questions.
1) do people race both nitro and electric?
2) can you convert buggies to be competitive?
3) in the mid atlantic are there any tracks that race these?
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Old 12-11-2018, 04:44 PM
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So, by your post i am.going to assume you mean 1:8 GT onroad. In my area there are both races on tracks and also parking lot racing. As for the parking lot racing, its usually electric. Yes you can convert buggies, we have two EB48 buggies running Mugen Shocks on custom G10 towers i machined. If you look up 1:8 Rallycross, we run this in Italy, its buggies with GT tires, just as fun and cost effective.
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In this area we only have a couple choices for on road. None of them really run 8th scale and none run gt. In the winter time we run at 180 raceway in middle river, carpet track running crc black carpet. In the summer we have a couple more options.

We have Johns mobile raceway at the Marley station mall in Glen Burnie. We run electric sedan classes and nitro sedan. No 8th scale, they’re too big and fast for the liability insurance in the mall parking lot.

Jackson RC in Jackson New Jersey. It’s going to be about 3 hours for you and $25 in tolls. Electric sedan classes, nitro sedan and 8th onroad but usually only 2-3 of them. No 8th gt.

Wagner Park in New Jersey somewhere. They run the same classes as above but mostly nitro I believe. The future of this track isn’t really known at this time.

If you want to run nitro, Johns and Jackson are the best bets in my opinion and I recommend getting a sedan so you can race at both places.

Also so check the mid Atlantic regional forum here on rctech. Most tracks have a thread there.
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Thanks for the info. I am racing usgt and vta at 180 raceway. (Just raced stock wars there). I enjoy racing at John's. Wish we could run 8th scale there...but I know the liability...thanks for the other options
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GT conversions can be competitive, if you do it properly. That's the great thing about GT 😎
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