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daniell
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted November 09, 2001 10:10 AM
what would be the best class to start a 17 year old son in?

AC156
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 295
posted November 09, 2001 12:15 PM
Hobby or bomber

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted November 09, 2001 12:35 PM UIN: 16262997
pure stock...get his feet wet, make sure he thoroughly enjoys it before putting a lot of money into it.

jammin

nut3d
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 161
posted November 09, 2001 05:03 PM
A beginner class. Don't do what my dad did to me and put me in a IMCA Mod. with no racing exprince what so ever.

2HuntRacin
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted November 11, 2001 08:51 AM
I am 16 years old and I drove a late model this year. I have never driven gokarts or anything before I started. This past year was my rookie year and I won a race, 2 2nd place finishes, and a lot of top fives. If he is really interested I see no prob in starting him in late model. By the way, I have one I will sell you.

WesternAuto17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 248
posted November 12, 2001 08:58 AM
quote:
Originally posted by 2HuntRacin:
I am 16 years old and I drove a late model this year. I have never driven gokarts or anything before I started. This past year was my rookie year and I won a race, 2 2nd place finishes, and a lot of top fives. If he is really interested I see no prob in starting him in late model. By the way, I have one I will sell you.

That's great advice if you're insanely rich and can afford to buy a late model. My opinion is, no matter how much money you have, start out with a 4-cylinder or pure stock class. Make him do as much of the work in building the car that is safe and makes sense.

KWTracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted November 12, 2001 04:46 PM
I have to say, starting him in a late model is one of the most rediculous bits of advice I have heard in a while. I agree, start out with something a little mellower and get his feet wet. And get him wrench on it too. Your a little more reluctant to wad em up if your the one pulling the dents. He needs to get a feel for whats happening, how much work it can be at times, and appreciation for his own and others equipment. Then just move him as he's comfortable. It hard to beat the minis for beginners, because there are several different classes of minis you can move up through while using the some of the same parts you initially invest in.

MOD RACER#93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 309
posted November 12, 2001 06:50 PM
down here they have this class called 'limited modified' its totally stock metric frame chassis all the way past the rear end...with an aluminum body like imca ump..and engine setback and stuff..run on street tires...the racing is good...what i mean by this is..its like..the track i started on....bomers were like..demo in a circle...so how can you gain good seat time like that...pure and bomers are always seem to be the "beginner" class..yet you will alwayz find people with years of experience running in it because its "cheap"...just my 5 cents worth.

cage86j
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 85
posted November 16, 2001 07:20 PM
i agree ...you should start him in factory or bomber or something small and definately have him help wrench!!!

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