November 24, 2006

ROAR thinking about 4 cell touring


It seems ROAR are at it again with their unpopular decisions, this time contemplating a switch to 4 cells in touring car class for 2007. There is quite a vocal discussion on the RC Tech forums about this decision with the majority of racers pretty pissed about any move to 4 cell but especially annoyed that, being seen as not in touch with modern racing, ROAR are not fit to make decisions of this magnitude without consulting its members. ROAR seem to be loosing, or have already lost, any credibility amongst the racing masses with a lot of racers claiming to be only members because their track requires it for insurance reasons and not because they wish to race in their sanctioned events. The move is also seen by some as a way to block any move to reintroduce Lipo cells in an effort to support the NiMH cell importers who some believe have ROAR in their back pocket. I think BadBoy on sums it up best:

I say ROAR excomm get your head out of your ass and make your organization have value by building a race organization instead of a political good ole boys club wearing knee pads and getting tea bagged by the importers.

A decision on this matter will take place in next couple of weeks and we will keep you updated on what happens.

Source: RC Tech []


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