Both trucks were taken over to Speedzone Hobbies in Peachtree City, Georgia, for lap testing. It’s doubtful you’ll ever see a Slash and Stampede with transponders strapped in for organized head-to-head competition, but as a means of seeing how any RC car really performs, you can’t beat a track.
SLASH 4X4 Even though the Slash has tires with a small contact patch, traction was good on the slippery track. Sliding in the turns was minimal, and its long wheelbase and wide width made it stable over the small bumps on the track.
STAMPEDE 4X4 Fat tires, a short wheelbase, and loose dirt made the Stampede more of a handful on the track. Spinouts while going down the straight occurred often unless a light touch was used on the throttle. Getting the Stampede around the turns required a slow speed while off-power to give the front tires maximum traction. The short wheelbase also knocked the Stampede around more in bumpy sections.