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Author Topic:   Just getting started!!
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted March 21, 2003 11:24 PM  
I am just getting started with UMP, IMCA Modified racing. Any clues or words of wisdom for a car to start with? Motor size? Etc. I could use the help!


Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted March 21, 2003 11:34 PM  
get a good chassis...a 3 link is easy to set up. and a 355 without a ungodly amounts of power works well. to start you do not want to much power it can get you in trouble easy. that is the advice i got from a bunch of mod guys when i started.

racer 4
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted March 22, 2003 10:59 AM  
until you get a GOOD feel for the car start on the back of everything. dont run for the money cause thats all it will cost you.take every opportunity to get in as many laps as you can. re; practice nights at your local track, hot lap sessions be the first one out and the last one off, and concentrate on being smooth when you do this the fast will come. good luck

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted March 23, 2003 07:08 AM  
full thottle till you see God, then brake and turn..
Also drive with your head, not your foot..

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted March 26, 2003 09:54 AM  
Have you ever raced in any other class?

I am a UMP Modified rookie this year in Texas and have had a lot of good advice from the other UMP drivers at the track. I have not raced in any other classes before so I don't have any bad habits to change.

Stay in the back until you feel comfortable racing with the others you will learn a lot from following until you are ready to lead.

Also if your car feels sick don't stay out on the track go to the pits and fix the problem. If you can't race smooth and stay in your line you may cause others to wreck and loose their respect.

Good luck!

Plum Crazy 21X

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 159
posted March 28, 2003 11:41 AM  
There are plenty of good deals on used mods, especially with the season starting. I'd definetly look for a 3-link. If you don't know what to look for be sure and get help from someone you can trust. If you can keep from getting in a hurry buying and driving you will be better off in the long run.
Good Luck

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted March 29, 2003 07:08 AM  
talk to other drivers and most of all
listen. buy the best equipment you can
and most of all luck

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