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opie
Member
posted September 29, 2003 09:17 AM
Hi everybody, I'm kind of new to circle track racing, I've been drag racing for many years and feel it's time for a change. I have an opportunity to drive a street stock car for a friend who can't drive anymore. Is this a good class for a beginner, or should I start somewhere else?


baxracer
Member
posted September 29, 2003 10:02 AM
The street stock class is an entry level class, and yes i think it is a great place to start.


bigcitycowboy
Member
posted September 29, 2003 04:52 PM
hey opie, i too am a drag racer, still currently do drag race, but the circle track racing is awesome. unlike the quick rush of drag racing, circle racing the RUSH last longer, 20 laps (hopefully ) get in and race the car , ull love it. and yes its a good place to start. good luck


racer17j
Member
posted September 29, 2003 06:57 PM
depends on the class here the street stocks are the highest stock bodied class if thats the case i wouldn't start out there but i think a guy should always start out in the lowest class at the track so if thats the lowest class then go for it


Eljojo
Member
posted September 29, 2003 07:35 PM
Well me and 17j finally disagree! The lowest classes are usually death traps, driven by Winston Cup wannabe's. Step up to a decent class of car--whether it's Pure Stock, Street Stock, or Modified Street. A car that isn't demolished at the end of every feature, one that gets to run more than just a few laps (or sporatically), a car that you can make simple set-up adjustments on, will be a lot more fun and interesting thanthe "lowest class at the track!"
BTW-------_99% of the time I just "ditto" 17j!!!


opie
Member
posted September 29, 2003 08:01 PM
Thanks for the replys. I'm not sure what classes are at the tracks near me, they tore down the track I used to go to and watch my friends race. Is anyone from the Northwest? (Washington/ Oregon)


racer17j
Member
posted September 30, 2003 08:37 PM
you have a good point there el but with a rookie in a car they can't handle is gonna wreck no matter that class they are in and it usually cost less to fix in the lower class.also rookie mistakes are more tollerable in the rookie class then the class that has guys that spend more money then you and i make in a year and race for 200 bucks lol another reason i say go with the lowest is it makes you a more heads up driver. i run the lowest class at my track and after 10 nites this year only have a couple dents and those were my fault for pushing a guy on a restart so my bumper caps pushed in my fender a little bit so if you watch ahead of you you can avoid the dummy pile ups pretty ez


Eljojo
Member
posted September 30, 2003 08:48 PM
awerite....awerite.....ditto,gawldangit! LOL


racer17j
Member
posted October 01, 2003 05:37 PM
that a boy el lots of people don't understand i'm real ez to get along with as long as they would just do what i say lol


opie
Member
posted October 01, 2003 11:25 PM
Yeah, I don't plan on wrecking, but I know I probably will at first, until I get the feel for it. I understand totally about the guys in the upper classes spending a lot of money on their cars and not wanting them wrecked by rookies!


tilley88
Member
posted October 02, 2003 03:10 AM
Not all rookies drive like rookies. Most do, tho. Drive within your ability, keep your cost within your means. But most of all, have fun!!!! Racing is a competitive sport, like most other sports. But once the fun is gone, then it becomes a money game.


racerswife5303
Member
posted October 02, 2003 02:06 PM
You're right tilley our newest driver just started 8 weeks ago and has won 3 features already. But I do agree with yall usually the lower class are nothing but wrecks.


Smitty77
Member
posted October 02, 2003 06:46 PM
I live in Vancouver, Wa. I would like to check out the track in Banks and the track in St. Helens.


Smitty77
Member
posted October 03, 2003 12:31 PM
your right tilley but 95% of the rookies i have seen do well are because they have a dad or something that has been racing for years that set the car up and all they have to do is get in and drive we have that here a kid just turned 13 but his dad and two brothers have been racing for a long time anyway he runs the limited mod class in his brothers car from last year and won 5-6 races think 3 in a row but he either wins or wrecks


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