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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted August 15, 2001 09:07 PM
I am gathering info. on racing before I start. Can anyone tell me how much I can plan on spending to get started? I am planning on buying a used car at this point based on my lack of knowledge on this subject. Is this a good idea? I did get a copy of our track rules and they look pretty generous. Any suggestions as to what kind of car to look for? I found a early 90,s camaro that has a professionally built 383 with Dart heads (one season on motor)headers, holley carb, 9" ford rear end,racing springs and shocks, aluminum intake.ect.ect. He says it has all the extras. selling evrything he has for 3,000 including extra wheels and new tires. 5,000 with gooseneck double axle trailer trailer. Is this a good buy? Anything I should be concerned about? thanks

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted August 16, 2001 11:07 PM
It's always good to hear from someone that wants to get involved in dirt track racing. I first want to say that the deal on the car and trailer does not sound unreasonable. However, it would be impossible for me to guarantee that it is worth it with out seeing it.
I also wanted to ask you if you have taken the time to go and visit your local track? The infomation, friendships,and experience that can be gained there will help you more than I ever could.
Good luck on your endeaver and remember that when you start racing is not as important as how you start. DR4u2

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted August 17, 2001 10:24 AM
Thanks for the input. I look forward to learning more from my local track drivers as well as everyone here on The Dirt Forum. I can really appreciate having such a valuable resource at my fingertips. I encourage everyone to get involved and contribute to this board!

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted August 17, 2001 12:19 PM
I think its a good idea to buy a used car if you are just getting into it. All new stuff would be a lot of $$ and a guy can make a lot of mistakes trying to build a first car without having at least a couple of years experience.

Some advice, however. If you can, watch the car in action. If it is running in the rear of the pack a rookie driver probably will not have any better luck with it. Also,
buy the car right off the track. Don't let the owner take it home for a week. Its amazing how many of the "A" parts will disappear off the car if the owner is given the chance to take it home.

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