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djsamson
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted November 09, 2004 05:03 PM  
What would it take to get a free ride in any divison? I know it's hard, but do you have any tips or advice? Thanks alot-DJ

jay116
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted November 09, 2004 06:31 PM  
For about 3 year straight!

joetaylor
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 640
posted November 09, 2004 07:12 PM  
play the lotto and WIN

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rico 08
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1139
posted November 09, 2004 07:36 PM  
In the co-pilot seat during intermission.......
i'll give you a ride

pbk
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 76
posted November 09, 2004 07:41 PM  
free whats that

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted November 09, 2004 08:10 PM  
Finding a free ride at a local track would be difficult. Even if you found one it would be very stressful to meet the car owners expectaions every week and not knowing how long your ride would last. You might have more fun running a cheaper class of race car and funding it yourself and making all the decisions.

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted November 09, 2004 09:50 PM  
I was gonna put a buddy of mine in my car but he is to vendictive if some one even touches him on the track (he is hard on equiptment) so I figure the driving chore is mine and he's been racing since 91 or 92 and aint changed a bit, as for your dilema hit the million in Vegas and that may get you somewhere. Eddie

hobby10k
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 226
posted November 10, 2004 12:47 AM  
well a free ride, that would be awsome, but its hard to even get sponsers in racing, I am working on that one now. dont ever think a free ride will ever be in my future

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Gene
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 396
posted November 10, 2004 01:54 AM  
My 3 ex wives can tell you all you need to know about having a free ride. They have a proven formula.

marshalr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted November 10, 2004 03:02 PM  
How many cars are owned by someone other than the driver where you plan to race. Some places they are the rule rather than the exception. Usually the other way around.
A million people have the skills and desire to hustle a car around a track. Only about 500 people across the whole country are willing to foot the bill for a racecar. They race for a living. Competition for the ride is fierce.
If you are a proven winner, abundantly skilled, and marketable, you have an even chance of getting a shot at proving yourself.
Realistically for most of us - especially on dirt - your plan should include a 2nd job and a welding hood.

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#7_Dummy
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted November 10, 2004 03:16 PM  
We have a somewhat free ride goin on, besides the motor we don't own anything in the car. But we do the work week in and out, so it all depends on your definition of a free ride......

cobb
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted November 10, 2004 05:36 PM  
i don't think i'd want to run somebody elses car.

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted November 10, 2004 08:50 PM  
If you have built a car you know what your after, I ran a buddies car for him one night and it wasnt the same. Eddie

iowatoolman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 369
posted November 11, 2004 07:52 AM  
i know a guy that had a free ride from a speed shop i am not going to mention names but the whole season ruined racing for him because everyone was claiming his motor because they knew that he had others from his sponsor but anyways he was the track champ and imca even has his car up on their website ok still can't figure it out does the number 3c ring a bell

drive hard or drive home

The Vanburen Rocket 22
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted November 22, 2004 08:17 PM  
I guess i am really lucky then! I have had a free ride for three years now.All I can say is if you have raced a while and run up front very consitently and dont tear up alot of equipment doing stupid stuff,you might get lucky and someone will notice you,and say if that guy had better equipment under him he would win alot of races.around here it really isnt that uncommon,we have the three top cars are driven by guys who dont own them,or have a dime in them.Some people just love racing but are either to old to drive there self or just dont want to drive there self,but likes to watch there car go around the track.

The Vanburen Rocket 22
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted November 22, 2004 08:30 PM  
A free ride sometimes is a little rough though,not because of money,but you run when and where the owner wants to run,and alot of times you dont want to do something stupid,and tear up the mans car.We ran ten out of sixteen races at one of our tracks,we won 6 got 2nd three times and one third,we ran the first five weeks there,and was leading the points by a complete race,but even though we where winning the track was so ruff and rutty we were tearing up more parts then what we was making winning.so we quit running there for six weeks, and of course lost the points lead.the track then got better and we went back and ran last five races there.and won 4 out of the last 5 and second in the other.we finished third in points.I mean if i owned the car i probably would of ran there the whole year and walked away with the points,but i also understand why the car owner didnt want to run there, with thre track in the terrible codition it was.I am not complaining we had a good year won 13 had 9 seconds and finished 4th or better in 29 out of 36 races.

    

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