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gerardracing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted November 05, 2000 04:43 PM
I was finally able to purchase my new mini-stock a couple of weeks ago. I can't even begin to describe the feeling of finally owning one. She's a runner and I can't wait for the season to begin. All I really need to do is to get fitted to the car. I would also like to reskin her as well. Just about everything is in place. Only about $300 worth of equipment still needs to be purchased.

Gentlemen, let's start our engines, gas it, and turn left!

pokie
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted November 06, 2000 11:37 PM
Its a great feeling isnt it!!! Got a new car for next year going from a pinto to a mustang..still alot of work to do..but have all winter to do it...Going to be a brand new car from tires on up!! Congratulations on the new car and Good Luck....

4s racing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted November 12, 2000 07:55 AM
why did you get rid of the pinto? I got plenty parts if you need some.

xpinto2
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted December 02, 2000 06:58 AM
Gerard I know your just aching to get that new car on the track.Good luck may you have many victories to enjoy.I know how it feels to have a new mini and to win with it.Where i race the mini's are very competitive in a 10 year career i have only 1 mini stock championship and 32 wins but i work hard to acheive them,and would'nt trade them for anything.I no longer race because of back trouble,but i still have my 2 babies an 80 pinto and a 78 mustangII.I don't know you personally but i be pulling for you.Go fast and turn left.Or my son's monto "DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLD IT"

gerardracing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted December 02, 2000 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by xpinto2:
Gerard I know your just aching to get that new car on the track.Good luck may you have many victories to enjoy.I know how it feels to have a new mini and to win with it.Where i race the mini's are very competitive in a 10 year career i have only 1 mini stock championship and 32 wins but i work hard to acheive them,and would'nt trade them for anything.I no longer race because of back trouble,but i still have my 2 babies an 80 pinto and a 78 mustangII.I don't know you personally but i be pulling for you.Go fast and turn left.Or my son's monto "DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLD IT"

gerardracing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted December 02, 2000 04:55 PM
Thanks to all who have wished me well with the purchase of my mini stock. I still can't believe that I have it. I wish that the season could start tomorrow. Maybe I'm just lucky, but I picked up my first sponsor on Friday. An auto parts store is going to help me out with parts discounts. There is also a possibility that a tire dealer may come on board as well. I am also trying to get a local restaurant to come on board as well.

Let's get racing!

AWSOME4
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted December 02, 2000 10:48 PM
I WISH YOU MANY CHECKERD FLAGS FOR NEXT YEAR AS FOR SPONSERS THEY ARE HARD TO COME BY . AROUND HERE HALF OF THE ONES I ASKED THEY SAID THEY COULD NOT BECAUSE OF INSURANCE PURPOSES. BUT THATS OK I STILL BUY GAS , PARTS FROM THEM . THE FIRST THING TO DO IS GET YOU SOME SEAT TIME . MY FIRST RACE I THOUGHT I NEW WHAT TO DO .INSTEAD I TRIED TO GO 3 WIDE IN CORNER 1 AND2. I DIDN'T BACKOUT AND NEITHER DID THEY . TOOK ALL 3 OF US OUT .THE FIRST THING I DID WAS GO TO THE OTHERS AND APOLIGIZED . IF THIS YOUR FIRST TIME TO RACE GET SOME SEAT TIME AND THINS WILL FALL INTO PLACE.
AWSOME4

gerardracing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted December 03, 2000 10:35 AM
I agree that seat time is most inportant. I am writing all of the tracks in my area and I plan on making as many test and tune days as I can.

Granted, I am going to be new to the dirt scene. I believe that the best thing for a new driver to do is to ask the track officials to place you in the back of the starting field for the first few races. This way, I won't be in any ones way. This will also reduce the chances of me tearing up someone elses equipment. Most importantly, it will reduce the chances of me tearing up my own equipment.

Car wise, I know that I have a ride that is capable of winning right out of the box. The car has won one track championship and placed third at another. By starting at the rear, I can race at my own pace and pass when I am ready. The only goal I have for my first year is to finish in the top ten in points. I really feel this is a realistic goal. If a win or two comes my way, great. The most important thing for me to learn is how to race and to race cleanly.

Always remember, gas it and turn left and drive it like you stole it!

KWTracer
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted December 14, 2000 01:55 PM
Sounds like you've got it figured out already. Just be patient and learn from everyone out there good or bad. Laps will bring consistancy and you'll be winning races before you know it. Good luck!

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