ORIGINAL: cummins driver
Id say the kyosho is a good truck, especially for bashing. It seems like the engine it comes with is pretty strong. I do have some things i dont like about kyosho though. They have some race winning designs, but it seems like they discontinue things fairly often and i dont like some of their ''traits''. Things like phillips screws everywhere, little dinky steering linkages (from servo to bellcrank), non standard engine mount (think they finally did away with this though), and the fact that parts support seems to not be real good except for online(which isnt really an issue these days). Im also not a fan of the plastic shocks, even though they probably work fine.
I will say from what i have seen of the inferno neo st, I like it. I like the body too.
If you are just club racing and bashing and not real serious, the inferno neo st will probably do great since its based on a pretty proven design. If you are wanting to be pretty serious about it, you may want to look into a good used truggy. If you keep your eye out in the rctech classifieds, you can find a good used rc8t, 8ight-t, Hot Bodies D8T or something similar for $100-150. However, you will still end up with $450 for the used one with more race grade parts.
Basically either option will work fine. You just have to decide if you want to get a RTR truck new in the box on your doorstep, or if you want to buy a more race oriented roller and piece it together.