posted August 26, 2003 09:43 AM
Hey FastEddy, its good to see someone else who plans on racing at the Devils Bowl Speedway! I've never raced before so I'm not going to pretend like I know what I'm talking about. But I did learn a few things from my dad. He was a race car from about '85 - '99 at I-30 speedway in Arkansas and he gave me a few pointers on what i should do as far as how to get started.
1. Like racer17j, and Mud Boy said, go out to the track as much as possible and find some one who needs help. Ask as many ?'s as possible and learn all you can from them.
2. Three things you must have before you even think about buying a race car...
1. Something to tow it with (a truck)
2. Something to tow it on (a trailer)
3. A place to put it and work on it
My dad did it backwards by getting the car first and then everything else, and found himself having a terrible time.
3. If you're not going to have anybody working on the car for you, you need to have your on own tools to work with.
4. Read magazines and books such as...
1. Circle Track Mag
2. Stock Car Racing Mag
Both have important info in them for you to know about when it comes to chassis set-up, and what to do in certain racing situations.
6. Racing the car is only 10% of owning one.
7. Like Mud Boy said, it's best to buy a used race car first and work from there.
8. It's always good on your side if you know a little something about how to take and put a car back to together. I will be attending ATI in Dallas, as an auto mechanic to that I will have the knowledge that I need when it comes to cars.
Well I hope that this helps a little, and I hope that I will have to pleasure of racing against you one day at the Devils Bowl Speedway.