The Spec Racing Class is in it's infancy, and there has been a lot of debate on how to regulate the vehicles being used. By creating the Spec Class, the club is trying to create a low-pressure racing class for the casual RC Enthusiast that provides/encourages as much fun and laughs as it does competitiveness. To accomplish that, the club must ensure that everyone's car/truck is exactly the same in every IMPORTANT way.
To keep things both fair and competitive for all who want to participate, all major components of the vehicle that make, deliver, and handle the power - as well as those that affect the overall handling of the vehicle must be the same.
With that said, we don't want to make it impossible for people to customize their vehicle at all. So, as a compromise, we will allow members to vote hop-ups into the approved list on a case by case basis.
We encourage anyone who is interested to get involved! The more the merrier. To join the conversation and help the club decide what hop-ups should be allowed, join the discussion on the message boards.