There's no reason why anyone shouldn't be able to compete in the bracket race class. I entered before having a single car to race. Bought a Tyco 440-X2 with a Vette body on eBay for $7.46 including shipping. Once it gets here I will test it, clean it up and put some sticky tires on the rear (might get some new paint too). Total investment should be less then $10 and it should have as good a chance as anybody else for the win. Now to find an AFX/Tomy chassis for the Hemi Cuda body I have.
UH OH Sam's back! Just kidding.Can't wait to see Sam's FED . On another note, the Super 3's are everywhere for $10. It's actually not a bad car. The traction mags are adjustable,the front axle has four different positions , G-Plus axle and gears can be swapped in and it looks like the armatures will too. The down side is there are no spare parts for this chassis. I put an armature from Slot Car Express in one last night and it fit great, problem is, I lost a brush spring so I can't tell you if it'll run or not.
I think the guys in Texas are on to something cool with this N/TF class. Eagle talked me into trying this class and gave me a cool FED body to run. I can see this class sticking around for some time and decided to build a FED body as another option to go with Eagles, Hairy Canary and Bondoman. My master is scratch built from the ground up and will only have details such as motor and driver duplicated from another source. I'll try and get pictures up tomorrow and am shooting for releasing them next weekend.
I agree with you Chris. Anybody has a chance on winning this bracket race and it doesn't take much to have a competitive car.