Wow, more memories from when I was young and factory sponsored.
I used to drive Cobra for LTO road and Traxxas for nitro truck. Names that no one has heard of anymore, probably. If I were to get back into the hobby (which I won't because I'd blow more money on RC than real cars), I'd go HPI for the kit and Futaba for the radio.
Go gas. More expensive to start, but buying fuel is a heck of a lot less expensive than replacing your battery packs every time you blow a cell (and you will blow cells, especially if you drive in harsh conditions).
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