Yes my dealer Hunting Ridge Motors did purchase that car. Mark said the car is unreal. Big Brakes, adjustable brake bias, 1500 lbs. , and Dynamic suspension to name a few.OneFastLotus said:that car was in Atlanta wednesday of last week. Mark Starr purchased believe
A guy I track with recently sold his Motorsports Elise for a Radical. His sentiment was exactly as you had stated. One test drive in a Radical and he was sold.offroadr35 said:out of curiosity, why would someone buy this instead of a Radical? The Radical is much quicker, more fun to drive, costs the same, and neither can be driven on the street
Well, this is *racing* after all. Same could be said for a Formula Mazda or a lot of other race cars for the most part. You're right, going with more of a "car" is a bit cheaper in this respect. It's also much more expensive if you "race" the "real" car if you have minor contact than if you did the same in a Radical.suv_bait said:A guy I track with recently sold his Motorsports Elise for a Radical. His sentiment was exactly as you had stated. One test drive in a Radical and he was sold.
One reason for buying a Motorsports Elise over a Radical is the risk factor. If you take a Radical off track, almost for certain, the minimum repair bill will be about $5k... that's without actually ever running into anything.
Again, this is racing. There are classes that get this kind of reputation all over. Hell, some think Spec Miata is too much like "bumper cars" for anyone to bother with. I race Spec Miata and think that's crazy, but hey, maybe it isn't for everyone. Clueless people have to get a clue somewhere. Sure, starting out in a Radical may not be the smartest thing, but it happens. Hell, there have been 4 year old F1 cars wrecked and destroyed (recently, in fact) by folks that really just didn't have the kind of experience and wrecked the car with other folks on track that they could have hurt. *shrug* It's part of the deal.p.s. The scary thing is many Radical drivers out here on the west coast are clueless. They are obviously way to fast to be put in the novice or even intermediate groups at DE's and they don't have the experience to be in advanced. Many track day organizers do not have fond feelings for Radicals.