posted April 19, 2001 04:09 PM
I am trying to get into a street stock car here at clarksville, considered bomber in other places. What is the best car to try and run? Most of the cars on the track are 70's and 80's camero's. Money is the only problem I have to date.
racer17j Dirt Maniac
Total posts: 165
posted April 20, 2001 01:36 AM if your on a budget your best bet would be to find a used car as close to race ready as possible and go from there it's a much better way to get started and then next year you can take all the bolt ons and build you a good car i wish i would have done that i spent way to much on my first car and tore it up the second nite out.as for the type of car i would go for a metric chassis or if your rules will not allow a 108 in wheel base car look for a 70-73 monte carlo. we always had good luck with them in the 80's and early 90's before everybody went to metric cars
dirtracer17 Dirt Full Roller
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posted April 20, 2001 09:32 AM
I ran a 77 monte carlo there a couple of times and it handled great! However if you want it light, go metric. My experience at Clarkvegas is you need a tank to run there! Way too many cars in street there running for the pure fun of it because Tommy Jerles ain't gonna pay any money.You would be better off going somewhere like Milan,at least there the money is decent. But then again, it may be too far for you to go. Back to your Question,racer17j is right about getting a used car. Just make sure it is a safe and well built car. The metric cars are light and they will bend easy. I would rather have a heavy car to start with because you will tear it up eventually and the older ones don't bend as easy! Take it from someone who knows!