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dirtracer14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 356
posted October 18, 2002 08:38 PM UIN: 23443678
you think the primary purpose of wings is to PREVENT flight.
you take your helmet along with you to buy new eyeglasses or check out cars.

you are happiest when your street car's tires are worn to racing depth and the wear bars are showing.

when something falls off of your car, you wonder how much weight you just saved.

your email address refers to your race car rather than to you.

you've paid $4.00 per gallon without complaining.

you bought a race car before buying a house.

you bought a race care before buying furniture for the new house.

you sit in your race car in a dark garage and make car noises and shift and practice your heel and toe, while waiting for you motor to get back from the machine shop.

you have enough spare parts to build another car.

more than one racer supply store recognizes your voice and greets you by name when you call.

you think the last line of the Star Spangled Banner is: racers start your engine.

you astound the clerk at sears by bringing in a snapped breaker bar every other week or so.

your family brings the couch into the garage to spend time with you.

a neighbor asks if you have any oil, to which you ask, sinthetic or organic? and they reply, vegetable or corn.

you enjoy driving to work in the rain.

you save broken car parts as "momentous"

youve found your lawnmower runs pretty good on 108 octane gas but doesn't particularly care for alchohol.

after you tell your wife where you'd like to go on vacation she answers: why...is there a race there?

you wash your car like it was your firstborn child, you tend to its needs like it was your own body, you protect it like its your family, then you DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT.

you understand racing is a way of life, not just a means of transportation.

uforacing51
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 250
posted October 18, 2002 11:18 PM
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAH, LMAOOL

hughes
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted October 20, 2002 07:55 AM
the problem is some of them hit home. I can personally add one.

You haven't bought new clothes since you started racing. Jeans $35/ Bart racing wheel $35, UMMMMMM not even close.

powercar821111
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted October 20, 2002 09:01 PM
how about you buy a street car with the same engine as your race car so you can stick your race motor in if you ever "needed" to.

powercar821111
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted October 20, 2002 09:09 PM
this is hilarious, we need to keep this going

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5095
posted October 20, 2002 09:38 PM UIN: 16262997
Wait a minute baby to take that bath, let me get my powerglide out of the bathtub.

dirtracer14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 356
posted October 20, 2002 10:06 PM UIN: 23443678
Parts Washer....Dish Washer....there about the same...

jhon hollomon
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted October 20, 2002 10:08 PM
You put your helmet on while playing dirt
track racing on the computer.
You time yourself doing laps in the yard on the lawn mower.
You broadslide the corners in the supermarket with the shopping cart.
You take your girlfriend out to the local go kart track for your first date and spin her out on the last lap to win.

outlawstock17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 195
posted October 21, 2002 01:11 PM
LOL! i've done the "supermarket slide" with my son in the cart! he loves it!

you know you're a racer when your teeth need fixing but your racecar doesn't!.....

hughes
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted October 21, 2002 03:37 PM
your truck you drive to work has bald tires from a used tire shop, while your race car has $300 worth of new rubber and 2 more racked up on the trailer.

Tried to describe what it feels like to race to a buddy of mine. The rush feels like I just got in to a fist fight after having $ex.

dirttrackprincess16
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted October 21, 2002 06:48 PM
the scary part about this whole thing is that I can picture my boyfriend doing alot of these things... his family has already moved a couch into the garage and on one of our first dates he actually tried to get me to race go karts with him... luckily I declined. He would killed me

modified17
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted October 21, 2002 07:50 PM
You know your five year old son will be a racer when:

He runs past his 9 year old sister and puts her into the hallway wall so he can beat her to the bathroom.

modified17
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted October 21, 2002 07:51 PM
You know your a racer when:

you name your son after a racing motor oil....Kendall

We saw this on a World of Outlaws car and decided to name our son Kendall.

[This message has been edited by modified17 (edited October 21, 2002).]

dirtracr
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 83
posted October 21, 2002 08:04 PM
well this aint funny but..u know yer a racer when you go down the back stretch three wide, or four, your in the middle and your the last one to lift!

ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 287
posted October 21, 2002 09:07 PM
dirtracr - been there done that and I actually came out a car length ahead.
You know your a racer when you don't think twice about spending $100 in parts in a week on parts and you put a guilt trip on the wife if she spends 20 bucks at the mall.
You know your a racer when you take a sharp corner on the gravel and show the wife how she SHOULD have gone through the corner in the powder puff race. (she got second)

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted October 21, 2002 09:26 PM
Ya know you've got it when you "scrub" the tires going up the on ramp to the Interstate.

powerglides
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 172
posted October 22, 2002 10:49 AM
You would rather have six beers and two hours sleep, than two beers and six hours sleep.

uforacing51
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 250
posted October 22, 2002 11:40 AM
You know you are a hard core racer when:
You gage the usefullness of every metric buick, pontiac, olds, chevy and torino that you see on the street as a potential race car and announce to the people riding with you "An excellent racecar."

ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 287
posted October 22, 2002 08:09 PM
or you see an old ford go buy and think I wonder what gears that nine inch has

dirtracer14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 356
posted October 22, 2002 08:50 PM UIN: 23443678
While in stop and go traffic you tend to keep cleaning your tires!

Geffy95x
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted October 22, 2002 09:01 PM
Taken the choke plate off your carb "to get the flow happening" on your daily driver.
The funny part is,it was my wife's car and she hasn't got the warm up procedure quite down yet.You get the picture.

Fast132
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted October 22, 2002 09:04 PM
When your kid MUST ride in a Simpson car seat.
When every 'good' shirt you own has a racecar on it.
If you 'letter' your kids electric cars because the graphics were too wimpy.
When NOBODY asks what you're doing Sat. night because they already know.
When you plan to singlehandedly EMail bomb the Speed channel until there are more dirt races on TV.
When you HAVE to Hoosiers on your street car.
It's a sickness, isn't it?

Fast132
Racing Links: www.DNJRacing.com

powercar821111
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted October 22, 2002 10:02 PM
Your helmet is sitting on your computer desk right now muddy and with a clean tear off, cause it'll look cool all winter

[This message has been edited by powercar821111 (edited October 22, 2002).]

dirtracer14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 356
posted October 22, 2002 10:39 PM UIN: 23443678
That was great power lol i must have reread this whole post 8 times now and still get a chuckle....

Wauge28
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted October 22, 2002 11:33 PM
You know your a racer when:

Instead of checking out pretty girls while driving down the road, you break your neck looking at the cool haulers and trailers.

You ask your wife to hand you the remote and she says, "no Speed Channel"!

You actually pay $ 100 for a tire that won't last 60,000 miles...but 35 laps...maybe.

The local parts supplier is on your speed dial.

You have no idea what is on TV on Saturday nights.

The "Dirt Forum" is first on your favorites list on the computer.

hughes
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted October 23, 2002 06:52 AM
The sad thing about one that I read.
My 4 year old son gets dressed up to play dirt track racing on the computer. He has a racing suit and and has been seen playing with dads helmet on. Making race car noises. Hey I dare someone to make fun of him around my house---- that's my boy. Wouldn't no one laugh if he was dressed up in camoflauge hunting in the front yard.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5095
posted October 23, 2002 07:31 AM UIN: 16262997
I think they were talking about grown men doing it.


he he

outlawstock17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 195
posted October 23, 2002 08:18 AM
i must not have it as bad as some of you. i still look at the pretty women. the nice car haulers can take a flyin' leap.........

marple
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted October 23, 2002 07:32 PM
outlaw 17,what ya gotta look for is the pretty women standin beside the cars and haulers

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