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Author Topic:   New Wissota Street Stock Racer - Need Advice!!
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted May 08, 2002 11:28 PM
Hey everybody,
I am a brand new street stock driver. I have never raced before and I was wondering if you guys could give me some advice. I want to know what kind of car to get for the Wissota street division on Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota. The track is a mile high banked dirt oval. I also need a wheelbase of 110" with a " allowance. If you guys could give me any advice at all that would be great. If I need to tell you more info, just tell me and I will try to provide it for you to help me. Also, I'm looking to buy a race ready car if at all possible and I have a question there too.....when I'm looking at an ad for a race car and it says for example "a '88 cutlass roller"...what does that mean? I mean what does the 'roller' part mean? Does that mean it is minus the engine and tranny or does it still include it? I may sound stupid for asking these questions but I am very new at this and would appreciate your help! Thanx!!!!

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted May 09, 2002 12:33 AM
Yes a roller means everything minus motor and tranny

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 346
posted May 09, 2002 11:35 AM
focus on finding a car that has raced and done well at the track you plan on racing at.
or... save yourself some grief, time and money by hooking up with a successful team at the track you plan on racing at .... most every team can use some help and there is no better way to learn about racing basics then to be on a crew for even just part of a season. Also it is a great way to make contacts, get a better idea of the car you want AND to start to get to know the people you will be spending a lot of time with every week.
Good Luck

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted May 09, 2002 12:53 PM UIN: 54865418
i agree go to the track and see what the fast guys are running and see if there is anything for sale that looks safe with your rul;es your gonna pretty much go with a early 70's nova,monte or a 80's caprice or bonneville would be good also

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted May 09, 2002 08:15 PM
Thanx guys!!!
Also, about working with a crew, that sounds great and all, but do you guys think it will matter that I'm female and I want to work on a crew? In other words do you guys think it will matter than I'm female?

Thanx again, ThisBuds4UGo8

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted May 09, 2002 10:20 PM
I copied the Wissota rule for wheel bases below. Wissota allows a 108" wheel base in street stocks. The 110" rule applies only to unibodies. This opens up the class to metric frame cars which I'm pretty sure you will see a lot of at Red River.

A. Any American-made full-frame car with a minimum wheel base of 108 inches with a 1/2-inch tolerance will be allowed.

B. Any American-made uni-body car with a original wheel base of 110 inches minimum will be allowed with a 1/2-inch tolerance.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted May 09, 2002 11:25 PM
i would say you need to go to the track and help someone on a car get to know the car what it does and so for then when you feel comfortable being around race cars and know what they do i would go for it

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted May 09, 2002 11:56 PM
If you want to help somebody in the pits just look for someone freindly and competitive. Most racers are good people and appreciate all the help they can get. If you cant find anyone make friends with another drivers wife in the pits and hang around that way, its amazing some little tricks you can find out just by hanging around such as tire pressures wheel offsets spring rates etc etc etc. If all else fails look for a single guy with no women around I'm sure he'll let any female hang out with him

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