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dirtracer14
Member
posted October 18, 2002 08:38 PM
you think the primary purpose of wings is to PREVENT flight.
you take your helmet along with you to buy new eyeglasses or check out cars.

you are happiest when your street car's tires are worn to racing depth and the wear bars are showing.

when something falls off of your car, you wonder how much weight you just saved.

your email address refers to your race car rather than to you.

you've paid $4.00 per gallon without complaining.

you bought a race car before buying a house.

you bought a race care before buying furniture for the new house.

you sit in your race car in a dark garage and make car noises and shift and practice your heel and toe, while waiting for you motor to get back from the machine shop.

you have enough spare parts to build another car.

more than one racer supply store recognizes your voice and greets you by name when you call.

you think the last line of the Star Spangled Banner is: racers start your engine.

you astound the clerk at sears by bringing in a snapped breaker bar every other week or so.

your family brings the couch into the garage to spend time with you.

a neighbor asks if you have any oil, to which you ask, sinthetic or organic? and they reply, vegetable or corn.

you enjoy driving to work in the rain.

you save broken car parts as "momentous"

youve found your lawnmower runs pretty good on 108 octane gas but doesn't particularly care for alchohol.

after you tell your wife where you'd like to go on vacation she answers: why...is there a race there?

you wash your car like it was your firstborn child, you tend to its needs like it was your own body, you protect it like its your family, then you DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT.

you understand racing is a way of life, not just a means of transportation.


uforacing51
Member
posted October 18, 2002 11:18 PM
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAH, LMAOOL


hughes
Member
posted October 20, 2002 07:55 AM
the problem is some of them hit home. I can personally add one.

You haven't bought new clothes since you started racing. Jeans $35/ Bart racing wheel $35, UMMMMMM not even close.


powercar821111
Member
posted October 20, 2002 09:01 PM
how about you buy a street car with the same engine as your race car so you can stick your race motor in if you ever "needed" to.


powercar821111
Member
posted October 20, 2002 09:09 PM
this is hilarious, we need to keep this going


jammin
Administrator
posted October 20, 2002 09:38 PM
Wait a minute baby to take that bath, let me get my powerglide out of the bathtub.


dirtracer14
Member
posted October 20, 2002 10:06 PM
Parts Washer....Dish Washer....there about the same...


jhon hollomon
Member
posted October 20, 2002 10:08 PM
You put your helmet on while playing dirt
track racing on the computer.
You time yourself doing laps in the yard on the lawn mower.
You broadslide the corners in the supermarket with the shopping cart.
You take your girlfriend out to the local go kart track for your first date and spin her out on the last lap to win.


outlawstock17
Member
posted October 21, 2002 01:11 PM
LOL! i've done the "supermarket slide" with my son in the cart! he loves it!

you know you're a racer when your teeth need fixing but your racecar doesn't!.....

hughes
Member
posted October 21, 2002 03:37 PM
your truck you drive to work has bald tires from a used tire shop, while your race car has $300 worth of new rubber and 2 more racked up on the trailer.

Tried to describe what it feels like to race to a buddy of mine. The rush feels like I just got in to a fist fight after having $ex.

dirttrackprincess16
Member
posted October 21, 2002 06:48 PM
the scary part about this whole thing is that I can picture my boyfriend doing alot of these things... his family has already moved a couch into the garage and on one of our first dates he actually tried to get me to race go karts with him... luckily I declined. He would killed me


modified17
Member
posted October 21, 2002 07:50 PM
You know your five year old son will be a racer when:

He runs past his 9 year old sister and puts her into the hallway wall so he can beat her to the bathroom.

modified17
Member
posted October 21, 2002 07:51 PM
You know your a racer when:

you name your son after a racing motor oil....Kendall

We saw this on a World of Outlaws car and decided to name our son Kendall.

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dirtracr
Member
posted October 21, 2002 08:04 PM
dirtracr - been there done that and I actually came out a car length ahead.
You know your a racer when you don't think twice about spending $100 in parts in a week on parts and you put a guilt trip on the wife if she spends 20 bucks at the mall.
You know your a racer when you take a sharp corner on the gravel and show the wife how she SHOULD have gone through the corner in the powder puff race. (she got second)


Eljojo
Member
posted October 21, 2002 09:26 PM
Ya know you've got it when you "scrub" the tires going up the on ramp to the Interstate.


powerglides
Member
posted October 22, 2002 10:49 AM
You know you are a hard core racer when:
You gage the usefullness of every metric buick, pontiac, olds, chevy and torino that you see on the street as a potential race car and announce to the people riding with you "An excellent racecar."


ryan
Member
posted October 22, 2002 08:09 PM
or you see an old ford go buy and think I wonder what gears that nine inch has


dirtracer14
Member
posted October 22, 2002 08:50 PM
While in stop and go traffic you tend to keep cleaning your tires!


Geffy95x
Member
posted October 22, 2002 09:01 PM
Taken the choke plate off your carb "to get the flow happening" on your daily driver.
The funny part is,it was my wife's car and she hasn't got the warm up procedure quite down yet.You get the picture.


Fast132
Member
posted October 22, 2002 09:04 PM
When your kid MUST ride in a Simpson car seat.
When every 'good' shirt you own has a racecar on it.
If you 'letter' your kids electric cars because the graphics were too wimpy.
When NOBODY asks what you're doing Sat. night because they already know.
When you plan to singlehandedly EMail bomb the Speed channel until there are more dirt races on TV.
When you HAVE to Hoosiers on your street car.
It's a sickness, isn't it?

Fast132
Racing Links: www.DNJRacing.com


powercar821111
Member
posted October 22, 2002 10:02 PM
Your helmet is sitting on your computer desk right now muddy and with a clean tear off, cause it'll look cool all winter

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dirtracer14
Member
posted October 22, 2002 10:39 PM
That was great power lol i must have reread this whole post 8 times now and still get a chuckle....


Wauge28
Member
posted October 22, 2002 11:33 PM
You know your a racer when:

Instead of checking out pretty girls while driving down the road, you break your neck looking at the cool haulers and trailers.

You ask your wife to hand you the remote and she says, "no Speed Channel"!

You actually pay $ 100 for a tire that won't last 60,000 miles...but 35 laps...maybe.

The local parts supplier is on your speed dial.

You have no idea what is on TV on Saturday nights.

The "Dirt Forum" is first on your favorites list on the computer.



hughes
Member
posted October 23, 2002 06:52 AM
The sad thing about one that I read.
My 4 year old son gets dressed up to play dirt track racing on the computer. He has a racing suit and and has been seen playing with dads helmet on. Making race car noises. Hey I dare someone to make fun of him around my house---- that's my boy. Wouldn't no one laugh if he was dressed up in camoflauge hunting in the front yard.


jammin
Administrator
posted October 23, 2002 07:31 AM
I think they were talking about grown men doing it.


he he


outlawstock17
Member
posted October 23, 2002 08:18 AM
i must not have it as bad as some of you. i still look at the pretty women. the nice car haulers can take a flyin' leap.........


marple
Member
posted October 23, 2002 07:32 PM
outlaw 17,what ya gotta look for is the pretty women standin beside the cars and haulers


uforacing51
Member
posted October 31, 2002 09:21 AM
this is when you know racing has become a disease:
Brand new dually 1 ton pull rig with sleeper: 85,000
Brand new trailer with enough room to fit an extra car: 30,000
The extra car with engine: 30,000
All the extra stuff: 15,000
Winners share of the purse: $500


Greggie
Member
posted October 31, 2002 10:01 AM
Try this one...

Last night while handing out candy to the trick-or-treaters, half of the kids asked me where my car is (its in storage, now).

KPLugnut
Member
posted October 31, 2002 10:25 AM
I can add a couple to the list of symptoms to our disease...

You know you (I) got it bad when:

You use your wife's breast pump to empty the alky outta your fuel cell because the battery is dead in the racecar and ya don't wanna fire it up.
(I got bruises from that one when she found out...ROTFL)

The centerpiece on the kitchen table is a Holley....(Yes, it is, too!).

Over $20k in hand tools in the shop, and the wife doesn't have a hammer in the house to put up a picture on the wall!

The lady who runs the Tony Stewart store/gift shop phone sales knows ya by first name basis...(hey, it's for the wife! LOL!)

There's only two seasons in the year - Racing season and Silly Season.

You have more friends who know you by your screen name on the forums than you have friends locally who know your real name. LOL!

I could go on for hours...
But for some more lists, go here: http://www.eracefans.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=906&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0


KPLugnut

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hamer36
Member
posted October 31, 2002 09:28 PM
1. When you're at the race track and your wife is in the hospital giving birth( ya it happened, and besides, we were told the first kid would take more than 1 hour of labor)Arrived about 15 minutes too late!

2. your whole pit crew (dressed in white ) is allowed into the birthing room.

3. Your kid goes to her first race at 6 days old (yes we protected her ears)

hamer36
Member
posted October 31, 2002 09:30 PM
quote:
Originally posted by uforacing51:
this is when you know racing has become a disease:
Brand new dually 1 ton pull rig with sleeper: 85,000
Brand new trailer with enough room to fit an extra car: 30,000
The extra car with engine: 30,000
All the extra stuff: 15,000
Winners share of the purse: $500


CHECKERED FLAG...PRICELESS!


jklostermann
Member
posted October 31, 2002 10:02 PM
When driving down the interstate your perfect your "drafting and passing" skills.

The only reading material in your house consists of the "newest" afco, speedway,midwestmotorsports,smiley's and coleman parts catalogs.

YOU LOVE GRAVEL ROADS (she hates them)

The background on your computer consists of you and your racecar.

You have a pic. of your racecar on you at all times

techmaster35
Member
posted October 31, 2002 10:56 PM
being 17 years old and stepping into a race car for the first time in your life.

borrowing my buddies fire jacket that is 2 sizes to small just so i can race in the mechanics race.

barrowing another buddies racecar without ever driving a racecar before.

starting 12 out of 12 and runnin 3 wide down the back stretch on the 5th lap on a 1/5 mile track with 2 other people that have never raced before.

running 7th on the last lap and spin coming out of turn 2 and finishing 10th.

thats why i love racing so bad.

takin 90 degree turns on a dirt road with a 3500lb mercury grand marquis and having to explain to your mom that you was practicing for Watkins Glen when she catches you.

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uforacing51
Member
posted November 01, 2002 08:19 AM
hamer36
you are so right


modified 01
Member
posted November 02, 2002 06:08 PM
Ya know you're a racer when see a piece of crap pinto or mustang II driving down the road and you follow it to where the person lives and ask them if they want to sell it, because you wrecked your last set of spindles!


uforacing51
Member
posted November 17, 2002 05:35 PM
When you begin to have withdrawels about January and start watching snowmobile racing because you need to hear a finely tuned, precision built motor reving