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Author Topic:   How do you get started...please help me
Reva Graves
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted April 27, 2003 02:41 PM  
Hey,
My name is Reva Graves, and i am one on the biggest race fans you could ever meet, with a dream of one day racing Late Model myself.
I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction to getting started. You Help is VERY much appreciated!

Stay Cool,
Reva Graves

2nd2none
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted April 28, 2003 08:14 PM  
have a fat wallet

jhon hollomon
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 468
posted April 28, 2003 09:40 PM  
Try looking for a cheap used car to start with and yes plan on spending lots of money. My advice would be to start with a street stock and see if you like it( which i'm sure you will)and move up from there.

towmandan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted April 29, 2003 10:55 PM  
The best thing I can tell newcomers is find someone running in the class you like and volunteer to help them that way you see whats involved behind the scenes its really like having a second job if you want to be competetive (but hopefully your other job pays better)Youve got a lot to learn and thats the best way I know how..just my opinion.....towman

thebigdirt
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 62
posted June 05, 2003 09:17 AM  
my best advise is to start out like everyone else says in a street stock or cruiser than work your way up. and most of all HIDE ALL RECIPES FROM YOUR WIFE!!!!. some times its better for your better half not to know.

o5racer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted June 06, 2003 08:38 PM  
"and most of all HIDE ALL RECIPES FROM YOUR WIFE!!!!."

I think you mean receipt( that still might be spelled wrong LOL) Been there done that. " Yea honey, it was just alittle over $40. Give or take $200. LOL.

GO 24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 366
posted June 16, 2003 01:30 PM  
Reva, get hooked up with a decent team and ingest as much info as you possibly can---for us our new season starts about 1 month after the end of the current season. Tearing down the cars to bare frames, rebuilding everything on the car, hanging new bodies etc....you'll learn as much during that time as you will at the track and you'll earn alittle respect. The next thing is do alot of reading and studying on what makes these things go, Steve Smith Motorsports has some great publications for newbies. Ya gotta alot to learn, if it was just a matter of jumping in and mashing the gas we'd all be spoiled. Good luck

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