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DixiePride
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted June 02, 2002 12:15 AM
Hey I am wondering the best way to start this sport of dirt track racing. I have always been a huge off road and mudding fan and have been doing it for about 2 years now. I have now been looking into making a run at dirt track racing. I live in Georgia and am a student in Auburn AL, and need information on tracks in these areas and good junkyards and/or cars to purchace. Also I dont know the main differances between the classes of racing and would like to know which one would be the best to start out in. Any other information about beginning dirt track racing would be greatly appreciated. Or if there is a good site to go to for beginers to learn about it would also be extremly helpful. Thanks for your time and hope to see yall on the track.

merlinmech
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted June 02, 2002 09:41 AM
Go to your local track and watch. Go to the pits and get on a crew(everybody needs more help). The easiest way then is to buy a car already compeating in the class you want to run. If it is a front runner it is probably leagal and fast. Not to mention the crew you but it from will probably help you with any problems you may have. Good luck and have fun.

Scoot
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 330
posted June 02, 2002 10:04 PM
My recommendation, if you can afford it, which I can't.But i'm trying it anyway. I'm starting out in Super Stock/Street Stock. We have very few rules to go by. But the main reason is they seem not to be as rough as some of the lower classes. I'd rather put my money into making my car better than having to fix it every week from getting torn up. As merlinmech said I would go to the track and try to help out and get as much info as you can. The people on this site will help you out ALOT, they have me. Just ask a question and we'll answer it the best we can.

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989

redneck bubbas racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 213
posted June 04, 2002 11:14 PM
Merlin has the right answer. Go to the track and hang out. Find one of the front runners and ask if you can be a gopher. Bust your buns helping them and you will learn tons. Read everything you can on motors and cars. It doesn't matter what type of car it is, any info you learn WILL help you in the long run. The more you know the better you will be. Get on as many forums as you can and read all of the posts, once again, its all helpful to you. Whenever you are ready (Just to let you know, you will not be) go ahead and buy somebody elses ride that is competitive. Learn from it and figure out how everything works. Most of all have fun.

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