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BOWTIE1
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted July 04, 2004 10:01 PM  
ok i am thinking about getting into dirt racing i have a drag car i may sell it and but a street stock car some ppl i have talked to said not to get street stock at first get a bomber but i really dont want a bomber lol what do yall think about it should i get a bomber or get street stock car ..o i have not drove on a dirt track this may help yall help me thanks

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BOWTIE1
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted July 04, 2004 10:04 PM  
sorry for posting it 2 times

mechanist
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted July 12, 2004 12:16 AM  
You sort of answered your own question... Lol!
It's all racing and fun, but the biggest difference is cost. You run what you can afford. Let that be your guide more than anything else and you will do okay. Worst case scenario (and this has happened many many times in more than just stock car racing)is a guy having a nice car almost finished that he can't afford to finish or to race when it is finished. The whole point is to have fun, so if a cheaper class lets you spend more $ on running more races so you can have more fun, then do it. Personally I prefer streets...

quietmans
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted July 12, 2004 05:32 AM  
I could not agree more.It is for the fun of it and run what you can afford,and keep the fun in it.

mainshaft
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted July 12, 2004 12:26 PM  
The best thing you are going to get out of racing on dirt is the fun of doing it because it's definitely not the money. My advice would be to pick a class you can get into the cheapest, spend as little money as possible on a decent car, and just see if you can drive. Get some experience and then put more money into makin the car more competitive. That is what I am trying to do but got to build a truck to haul the car first.

crc1124
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 143
posted July 12, 2004 02:35 PM  
At our track we are called street stocks. But at other tracks we may be considered bomber. It depends on the track and the rules. Our street stocks have to be factory bodies , no aftermarket panels except the nose. We have to run cast iron factory blocks and heads. We can run headers,aluminum intakes, 2bbl carbs. Racing springs and shocks are allowed in stock locations only. All other suspension part must be stock. There is no weight rule or vaccum or cubic inch rule.
There is a super street class that allows "clip cars". These cars look like smaller versions of late models and look pretty expensive to run.

sleadhead44
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 109
posted July 12, 2004 03:45 PM  
Bowtie1, I'm in the same boat, er car. I didn't want to spend all this money and have some one call my car a "bomber." Just think of it as a "Pure stock" or "Factory stock"

The street stocks around here are more "Pro stocks" or "limited lates" with a factory appearing body and they are bad fast and some have $7000 just in the motor. They also all have trick parts they let through inspection. It would be impossible to compete with these guys for a dirt newbie.

Get some seat time in the best looking bomber you can build and get a street stock the next year.

neil rucker
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 799
posted July 12, 2004 05:53 PM  
our local track calls our class bomber. but a half way competitive race car less engine will cost a minimum of 5000.00 if you do most of it yourself. a fairly decent engine is another 7 to 12 grand. if you put a time bomb together out of used cheater parts, you only get a race or two before it scatters. its like the diffirence between tiawan tools, and snap-on. it just dont make sense.

badfastjr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted July 12, 2004 10:35 PM  
dang.......thats about how much i spend on my mod and it is usually pretty close to the front weekly, but you can build a pretty good street stock for the same money as a pretty good bomber, and the higher class you start in the faster your learning curve will have to be, trust me, it has to be pretty fast starting in a modified.

neil rucker
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 799
posted July 14, 2004 07:49 PM  
our bomber class is the lowest division at all our local tracks (except cruiser) what we need are race track promoters that have another job to go to during the week instead of 13 other businesses. (figure of speech) im sure you get my meaning. we need low buck racing in order for the sport to thrive.

eaton89
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 268
posted July 14, 2004 10:29 PM  
Just wanted to add another thing to the list. When your a rookie your probable going to get in to a few guys trying to learn how to drive the car and set it up so you may want to get a bomber and run it one year and tear it up before you start spending more money on nicer stuff only to tear it up. I run a bomber the first year($400) and tore the thing up bad. Took the winter and read alot at visited this site every night. Built a super stock for the next year and run fairly good for half the season and got hit broke the rearend and that was the end of the season do to money(lack of) This year I'm running what we call a Pro Stock and I was 2nd in points when I lost a motor and I will be setting out this weekends race. So like others have said run what you can afford and have a ball doing it!

littlesister
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted July 25, 2004 04:59 PM  
Lets face it. You're going to wreck, more than likely the first time you get out there. I suggest building a pure stock for your first year, then upgrade. Once you are an experienced driver, you will be able to have a lot of fun with a more expensive, and faster car. Good Luck!


BOWTIE1
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted July 26, 2004 07:37 PM  
thanks you for all the replys they help a lot... but the car is built and it is race ready with new motor trans, or almost new only 1 race on it the car is verry cheep that i am going to get.. it is 1,000 for a used street stock car and traler and 4 sets of tires and wheels it is hard to pass it up i am sure i will wreck it a few times ill have them lone me up in the rear if they car... out street stock here is 1 class above bomber still cant do much to the car . but thamks every1 for the help

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BOWTIE1
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted July 26, 2004 07:40 PM  
neil rucker
i here ya at out track 1500 is about the most in a bomber or i think... i can build the motor and have it stay toghter i know i can i build my drag car motors i know there is a lil difference bt still about the same imo thanks for the help

BOWTIE1
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted July 26, 2004 07:42 PM  
neil rucker
i here ya at out track 1500 is about the most in a bomber or i think... i can build the motor and have it stay toghter i know i can i build my drag car motors i know there is a lil difference bt still about the same imo thanks for the help

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BOWTIE1
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted July 26, 2004 07:44 PM  
eaton89
thanks i here ya what ya are saying ty 4 the help

    

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