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Author Topic:   End of first season
pforsythe
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted September 08, 2004 08:25 AM  
ahh yes.....i remember my first year. the other drivers chased me home from the track every week...

sounds like a successful year to me....glad to be a help. good luck next season!

pforsythe
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted September 08, 2004 02:19 PM  
All I can say is I was really so nervous I could not latch my belts. I also remember the rush after I got back in the pits.WOW!!! The last two years we raced for points. We finished 3rd in points this year. That was a rush too.
After I read the original post I realized that I had lost the reason to start racing in the first place. That being to have FUN. Chasing points seems to take a lot of the fun out of it somehow. This upcoming year we are going to race for run at several different tracks. Not for points, but for the fun of it. Thanks to pforsythe for helping me to remember why the **** I even started racing in the first place.
racing33A

joetaylor
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 640
posted September 25, 2004 07:36 PM  
I won't race for points all that work and if you get a DNF you are out of the top running besides racing for a 100 $ and a ten dollar trophey NAAA I DON'T THINK SO I rather race for the fun of it take my junk and beat the points leader yea that is what it is all about

If you are not having fun time to do something else

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if every thing is under control your not fast enough

51racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 138
posted September 26, 2004 07:23 PM  
This was my first year too, in this type of racing. I've done drag, motocross and hare scrambles in my younger days, but this is my first in about 7 years and man is it great to get back into it, and I only ran a half season.
One thing I've realized in my racing though, and maybe it's old age and that **** wisdom thing setting in, is that the nights that I don't care, that I am only going out to have a good time, I do better. Take a couple of my last nights out this year. I went to a track I've never been on, got some pointers and had to run an open rear which I had no idea what to expect, and I ran a fairly respectable race.
Last race of the year at my regular track, I decided to hand the wheel over to someone else and I was the pit crew. She started, and ended her racing career that night and chose not to race the feature. I hopped in and started at the back, just to have fun, and came out pretty well all things considered. Moral of the story I guess, for me anyhow, if I take it to seriously I don't do as well.
This is a fun class, go out and do just that.

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