Yesterday I brought the 1/18 truggy to work for the first time this year to race with one of my co-workers Thomas, who had also brought his truggy
So we went outside and raced. For the first time ever I believe, both cars were operational after racing , though we had a few crashes. Thomas had gotten a smaller pinion gear. This meant that his motor didn't overheat and he could run for some time.
After racing I discovered that my steering servo had come loose. It is only fixed with double sided tape, so no bad damage and I expect to fix it today.
One more thing: I bought a set of road tires for the truggy. Naturally gold coloured. It seems that was money well spent.