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I can't tell. Was it a HW for sure?
BTW, I do love the rules that "no fast Ferraris" are allowed. How do you determine if its a fast Ferrari?
Not positive. I was going through pictures of the winning cars from the league and this car model won for multiple people--so I am just assuming its a Hot Wheels.
I hope to get clarification on that this year as I haven't had any "fast ferraris", so I have never asked. They only outlaw them in some of the classes. They have made changes once a car make starts to dominate.
A new rule this year will be the year of the FTEs. The older ones seem to be much faster than the newer ones, so they are going to limit which FTEs can race.
I had a straight pipes get 4th place once, that is the closest to a win in the FTE class that we could get--despite buying every FTE model that hits the pegs.
My fastest stock FTE car is a 2006 model Chrysler 300. It's kicked ass of anything I can throw at it so far...
You know, I gotta say I've lost a lot of faith in FTEs over the last racing season. I've just seen a lot of FTEs get beat by the regular models. Overall FTEs are still outperforming, but they're not the end-all-be-all racers I originally thought.
I agree with this statement, the new FTEs they introduced the second time around were dominating our league in wins too. However, since about the third race with that batch, and all the new models since, it has been mostly standard cars racking up points in our races. FTEs usually get an average of 2 wins in a 64 bracket double elimination, with a few getting four or five. In the last 7 races, an FTE has been in the final three times. They have never won in our league if I remember correctly.
I will say this, we have had a few different track set ups over these races, if the track does not have a board under it, and freefalls to the ground (think a bluetrack attached to a wall and tethered to the floor) FTEs tend to do better, but in a race with a solid track, heavier cars are always better.
There is also wearing on the FTE axles that we are convinced exists. It seems that after two tournaments, most FTEs slow down, or at least do not perform as well.
These have been my observations, your mileage may vary.