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Author Topic:   best stock car
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted April 02, 2005 01:30 PM  
what is the best stock car to start racing with?

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted April 02, 2005 02:07 PM  
Depends on who you ask. My preference, 1978-1988 Monte Carlo, Regal, etc. Also known as a metric car. Others swear by camaros, malibus or mustangs. Check and see what the guys at your local track are using and don't be afraid to ask why they use that type of car. All of them have their strong points and weaknesses.

No Guts - No Glory, STAND ON IT !!

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted April 02, 2005 04:05 PM  
IMO Camaros are a dying breed, anyway. Camaros are getting harder to find and more expensive. For the cost of fenders and and doors, you can buy an entire Metric car.

Blind Barney
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted April 03, 2005 09:57 PM  
A Nova and Ventura I believe are on Camero frames, but body parts are a problem unless you can run sheet metal fenders. Alot of tracks are banning Camero's and there is some real cheap ones in the area of these tracks.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 123
posted April 05, 2005 01:48 PM  
im a metric fan myself and as for the camaro's yes i agree there a dieing breed but just last year they re-aloud the camaro to run in our class so a few of the old cars came out but no new ones where built. everyone has parts for a metric if u break and forgot that part at the shop

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted April 05, 2005 02:34 PM  
I'm a metric fan too. That what we ran for the past 4 or 5 years. They are really easy to work with. I agree with racer17j on checking with your local tracks to see what type of car you can run. Good luck

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 243
posted April 05, 2005 07:30 PM  
hmmmmmmm....i wonder why they are outlawing the camaro.........cause they are dang fast thats why!! but do like they say see whats fast at your track and get you a good safe roller and put your engine and tranny in it and go racing!!

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 149
posted April 05, 2005 11:06 PM  
i have allways wondered why camaros are outlawed so much. can anyone elaborate?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted April 06, 2005 05:16 AM  
Best front end geometry, best stock rear suspension, very easy to set up and drive. Look at what is running at Batesville in the Schoenfeld Street Stock Mid America Championships. I think it pays $10k...why would you bring anything but the BEST?
But, a lot of tracks outlawed them because they weregetting scarce and expensive. It allowed the "entry level" guys to compete with each other without having to hunt down a Camaro and spend a fortune on it.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted April 06, 2005 09:26 PM  
I ran a metric for a few years when I started out, on a track that stayed tacky all the time. But when I started racin' at another track that got bad dry, then I started going backwards. Jumped into a Camaro and man what a difference! Go to any track that allows both metrics and camaros and watch the camaros go to the front when it gets dry. We have a new track in this area that stays tacky most of the season and the metrics are competitive, but when it does dry out, they go backwards. The "metric" camaros have been showing good, too.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted April 10, 2005 12:35 AM  
I found a good rolling chassis, (85 Monte Carlo - Metric) on a trailer for 2500. It was an asphalt car. It cost me about 1200 bucks to switch it over to dirt, and I spent $1000 on a new short block (the guy gave me a set of nice vortec heads, intake, 2brl carb, and oil pan with the car). 2004 was my rookie year and I had all top 10 finishes in the 10 races I went to, including 2 5ths. The guy who converted my car to dirt set up the car pretty **** good. I also spent a little on a spare set of wheels and tires and I was racing for about 5 grand. This year, I am building a 406, using my vortec heads, same intake, carb and pan, for another 4000 investment. This should get me to the front, as I just didnt have enough power to keep up coming out of the turns with the junk 1000 dollar motor. Man, I should have done this years ago, been wanting to race my whole life!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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