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posted August 26, 2003 09:47 PM
I would get the rules from each track that you plan to race at and put them side by side. Then build the car in such a way that you can make minor adjustments to race other tracks. I have found, at least here in Texas, that each track rules are a little different. I have found that you wont want to race to many tracks because you will not be a real competitor for championship. But if all you want is to have fun, go for it.

posted August 26, 2003 10:20 PM
If you are racing in a "purestreet", "street-stock" , "modified-street", etc. class, then you should be able to get close to the rules of several tracks. However, I'd try to get the rules of all the tracks you plan to run at so that you won't have any suprises.
One thing I've noticed, if it's your first time racing at a particular track, is that as long as you pass on the scales they'll let you run. You may have a monster engine, but if you don't finish in the top 3 nobody really cares (and you didn't bring enough to begin with).
Let the tech inspectors know that you are just getting started and that you are looking for seat time. I did that and they were a lot more reasonable. There were several times were I didn't weigh enough, but they let me qualify only I went to the back of the field before the start.

posted August 26, 2003 10:21 PM
well best advise will do you no good at this point and thats buy a used car for your first one second best is go to the tracks and watch and help out on a crew so you can get an idea for what you need to do to run fast. third you may not want to run just one track and yes seat time is very inportant but it's alot easier to get the car dialed in on one track that way you get a feal for what the car likes that the the fact that your first year you usually break alot of stuff not sure about your budget but when i started i had a **** of a time keeping up with the car and funding it running one nite a week let alone tring to travle. but hey you're one step ahead of alot of guys because your a member of this kick a$$ forum

posted August 27, 2003 09:40 PM
I will race primarily at thunder hill because I've benn a crewman at the track for 3 years but I've only worked on late models and mods. I like the track because its high bank,fast and farly wide so you got some opprtunity to correct. I've got the hot seat itch and I'm tired of working on someone elses car. I'm hopping I dont tear anything up but my mechanic told me if I don't win I better crash or blow up. I don't want to win I just want to trade paint and have that rush that comes with racing closed coarse.

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