The guy has had the hobby shop open since 2005 and that's pretty impressive since your talking about a town of just under 1100 people with a town of 100K thirty miles aways and another of 175K-ish about 50 miles away. I seriously doubt he makes much on it and while he doesn't stock many actual cars (I think he has one Traxxas and one SC10 actually there) due to sheer practicality he does stock a fair number of parts. He built the track in hopes of attracting more people and he told me it has but not enough to generate a consistent customer flow. Basically people will show up for a couple of months then he never sees them again. He told me I'm welcome to use the oval for free if I want just so somebody is using it...lol. He had plans for some kind of short course track next to the oval but just didn't seem worth the effort yet.
As far as the Duratrax I opened it up and it is the servo so I will be ordering another one. Right now it's still drive-able so I'll just run it until it totally goes out. It's a fun truck and either I need to look at tires, get better at throttle control (most likely) or turn the traction control up because when I really put the gas to it then it's a handful...lol.
Put a Deans connector on the Fury this afternoon so I'm going to give it a try on a 2S Lipo and see what that does.