The mini-late models run spec and mod classes down in Lexington, they seem to hold the track a lot better than the heavily modified mini-t and rc18t that were there racing in the other classes. I've had an 18t that handled like it was on rails, had the diffs tuned right for handling and performance, had a 6800kv motor and 25a esc with a 2s lipo. The new owner does race it in oval and touring tracks and it does significantly better on touring.
The Mini Late-Models are cool right out of the box too, the 18t will require significant modifications to make it really track worthy. With the spec classes on the late-models at most indoor tracks you can get in the game right out of the box.