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Carsonmac
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted May 23, 2004 04:51 PM  
Hey guys I know very little about dirt track racing, but I went to a race last night and I am addicted. I've got a few questions if someone would be so kind as to answer them, first which "class" would an 1980's mustang hatchback be in? How about a souped up monte carlo? Lastly, if I ever bought a car and raced every once in awhile at my local track which would be the best class to start out in, that is relatively cheap? Thanks.

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted May 23, 2004 05:02 PM  
lets see. a mustang is a mini stock.
a monte carlo is a street stock
and the best class to get in is usually hobby stock or street stock. for the money.

mod70
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posted May 23, 2004 05:20 PM           send a private message to zeroracing   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Welcome to the fold, Carsonmac. I'm sure I speak for everybody that we're more than happy to have you out there with us. Zero is right, hobby stocks are the least expensive class in circle track racing that I know of. Most guys have less than a couple thousand in their equipment, and I've talked to a few that have under $500. It's 4 cyl. front wheel drive cars like the Escort and Cavilier. If they don't have that class at the tracks in your area than look into a factory stock. (full sized Montys & Regals, etc. with few modifications)
Just go down to the pits after the races and start asking questions. You'll find most guys are more than willing to help. When you get 'ya one, look at this site for information and to ask any questions you may have. And as always, keep the shiny side up, and your foot on the floor!

Pickel
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Total posts: 784
posted May 23, 2004 07:16 PM  
It will depend on your local track. At our track we have a pure stock class that you can get into for under $500. mod70 is right, the best thing to to is to talk to some of the racers in the pits. Just stop at someone's pit (as long as they don't look frantic) and ask, most guys will be more than willing to help.

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Carsonmac
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted May 23, 2004 08:31 PM  
Thanks for all the responses, I'm going to learn what I can on this site and talk to some guys at the track, and eventually look into getting a mini or street stock. Thanks again.

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