RC oval racing has been around for decades, but because the cars used for RC oval racing are pan cars that can only be used on smooth and clean paved surfaces or carpet, the segment has never really taken off. It isn’t because NASCAR fans aren’t do’ers or real gearheads. I’ve heard that argument and it’s, well, silly. NASCAR is huge and the fanbase contains every sort of person you could imagine–no different than the NFL or NBA. The reason oval isn’t huge in RC is because of the cars, not the people. If a company were to offer a true 1/10-scale car (11 inch wheelbase) with a realistic chassis and some decent ground clearance, people would buy them and buy a lot of them. Imagine taking the body off and seeing a partial tub chassis with a plastic roll cage. Imagine racing side by side with your buddies on any old parking lot. If we stick with pan cars, oval racing will never really grow and we certainly will never get to get someof the thousands and thousands of NASCAR fans to give RC a shot.
Jan 15, 2011 4 Comments