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Author Topic:   Why race?
RACEINMUD
Member
posted October 21, 2003 12:54 PM
Just curious why we do this and how often you think about racing? Later Race


Speedway65
Member
posted October 21, 2003 02:55 PM
Ask my wife and she would say all the time.And as for why.Just ask yourself why not


jhon hollomon
Member
posted October 21, 2003 03:10 PM
I think about my car often, always thinking of ways to adjust or get a little more out of it. Why?? Competition, self accomplishment, speed, excitement, and like the song, "the chix dig it!!" LOL

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Just a little crazy!!!!!!

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gould
Member
posted October 21, 2003 04:24 PM
my replacement for the bad habits i used to have!!

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Drive it in deep, and come out hard!!


rico 08
Member
posted October 21, 2003 04:46 PM
I keeps me out of trouble,the guy that got me into racing always said he would rather see his boys racing than sitting in a bar somewhere wasting away.


teamstertom
Member
posted October 21, 2003 04:49 PM
Being brought up with a dad who dragged raced,I spent many Saturday nights and Sundays at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove Wisconsin. Cars and being around powerful,high performance cars has been a big part of my life.

When I was about 14,my dad went next store to help a friend with his new project. The guy next store had a neat 57 Chevy he drove on the street,so I tagged along with dad to see the new project. There it was......my hands got sweaty,my heart started pounding,a new beginning for me. The guy next had just got a 64 Chevy with a 409 and a 3 speed set up to run the dirt at Hales Corners Speedway in Franklin Wisconsin.

From that point,I have never wanted to do anything else. I have been involved in so many different types of motorsports,from racing quads,from helping a guy with a monster truck,my own mud truck....but nothing compares to a Saturday night,dirt in the eyes,and a trophy in your hand.


racer17j
Member
posted October 21, 2003 05:03 PM
a few reasons
1 if i get mad at my car and can beat the chit out of it and not go to jail
2 it doesn't get mad when i ignore it
i can ride it any time i want
3 a race car is worth alot more then mt beer cans are when your finished
4 my air compressor is alot quieter than my kids
5 when i get tired of it i can always sell it and get a new one lol


*race*angel*
Member
posted October 21, 2003 05:24 PM
I go racin every saturdat nite because i like the excitement as the cars go off into turn one 3 wide door-2-door bumping banging all the way to the finsh line! Also it gives me a way to get my angry out! I go to the track on saturday nite and cheer for my friends while gettin my angry out at the same time!! Also i dont know about you but i would rather have teenagers at the races instead of out drinkin and getttin high somewhere!that is why i like goin racin!! =)


wizzard
Member
posted October 21, 2003 05:41 PM
I got tired of just thinking about work everyday and going just about as often... So I stopped all that and started racing!


MEANGENE83
Member
posted October 21, 2003 06:57 PM
I do it because my big ego tells me I can drive faster than those 30 other guys. I think about it more than sex, and that's alot.


gould
Member
posted October 21, 2003 07:53 PM
lmao @ meangene, aint that the truth, lol!!

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Drive it in deep, and come out hard!!


RACEINMUD
Member
posted October 22, 2003 12:32 PM
Well, here is my story. Traded a Subaru(broke) for a mini-stock that went through a flood. Pulled the motor and broke it lose with wd & a 4ft pry bar. Put it back in and it started. Went to the track as a joke and ended up being pretty fast. Won a main that yr with wire and duct tape. Totaled the pinto second yr in main stretch wall. Fans loved it! Traded a 307 sbc motor for a 72 Buick roller this year and finished 10th out of 23. Now I'm building a 79 metric. LOVE the sport and is better than making a "dealer" rich and paying the bar owners house payment. Thanks! Race


wrenchturner10
Member
posted October 22, 2003 07:08 PM
I started racing at the age of 13 I traded a broke mini bike for a broke go kart the kart turned out to be about a 30 yr old racing kart. So We slapped a stock engine on and went racing the first night out I got 2. The bad part there was only 3 and the 3 one well lets say we rubbed and the next thing I new I saw his engine fall of the kart. lol I have race ever since. Why it is the competiveness. I have 3 other family members right now racing in the same class my dad and 2 cousins. Bragging rights is a powerful thing. Shoot When I got married 2 yrs ago I made my wife postpone it until sunday so I could go racing saturday night. She doesn't let me live that down. But the main reason I race is it is theriputic, Like 2 weeks ago I got into a wreck and it almost broke my wrist it dislocated a bunch of stuff. I was in the race car the next weekend and alacazam I was heeled as soon as I got in the race car. BObby


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