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posted July 23, 2003 08:57 AM
with the right car and setup and driver and track you can hook up 600 hp. But you have to have alot of skill and knowledge on setting up the car and the driver has to have a soft foot

posted July 23, 2003 09:20 AM
im under the impression that what a traction control does is that it either
retards or cuts out a spark or two when it senses that the rear wheels are spinning by the quickness of rpm increase and therefore takes out some horsepower to give you a more smooth transition out of the corner..does anyone know about this?

posted July 27, 2003 04:50 PM
Do yourself and everybody else a favor and start out in street stock.
Modifieds are not a beginner class.
A rookie in a modified does nothing except make himself and the whole division look foolish.
Per dollar spent, you'll actually have more fun in the stock class.

racer 4
posted July 27, 2003 06:25 PM
I don't want to say that a modified is a beginner class and that any old joe that wants to get into racing should get into it right away, but it can be done. I started racing an IMCA modified at a half mile track just this year and it was the first race car I had ever driven of any kind. I started in the back for 8 weeks or so then I started to take my position. This week was the third week I started up front and I won my heat race, got 8th in the feature. My point is that if a guy uses his head and starts in the back for a while pick things up as you go and learn by following the other racers that it is very possibly to start out in a modified. I did it and I am only 17.

posted July 27, 2003 10:51 PM
Not all rookies are as level headed as you. Some drive over their head tryin to beat their buddy or a relative, others just don't know their limit. Kudos to you, Dailey Racer. I'd race you hard into a corner anytime!

posted July 28, 2003 04:26 AM
600-700 hp is the norm for most high end UMP cars but I wonder how much of that even gets to the rear wheels? It seems the softer I am with my foot the more cars that pass me? Go figure??

posted July 28, 2003 03:53 PM
All that being said, you might be better off with the stocker: It dont cost as much to be competetive, and like you said, your track choices are limited with the modified.
The track could change management and then you'd have NO place to run the modified.Been there, and it ***** to have a brand new worthless pile of junk in the garage that cost you 10,000 or so.No, its not truly worthless but can you race when you want??
I like the modified class, it gives many opportuniites for learning and adjustment, and its the cheapest way to go fast, but I have a brand new one, not quite finished, that I wish I'd never seen.I've still got the old stock 8 that I play with when I get the urge.

posted August 05, 2003 12:04 AM
like daily racer this is my first year in a real race car. i raced half a year of two man crusier an jumped in to a mod this year. i was discouraged by everyone from the start but did it anyway. they all told me you can't handle it. now i'm in the top 10 in national rookie an top five at my home track points. if you use your head like daily racer its possible.

posted August 08, 2003 04:34 PM
You may want to check around your area and see if they run a B-Mod class. It is a very competitive class and also great racing.

My son started racing in at the mid-season of 2001 and went thru much learning. We worked hard every night and read and learned as much as we could during that first half of year of racing and of course had our problems.

At the biggining of 2002 we were unfortunate enough to start the very first race of the season and he was hit from a car coming out across the infield and flipped his car only to practically destroy it.

A full week of very hard and dedicated work from the pit crew and driver we had it back on the track the next week to race. At the end of the year he finished 7th in the points standing and we were very satisfied with the year.

Then comes 2003 and wow--all the hard work and records we have kept started paying off. He is today leading the points standing and has a very large chance of winning the points standing this year. We can only hope that the next 3 weeks treats us right and he will win it.

My point is--- whatever you drive, keep a cool head and don't go ut there needing a must win-- learn what your car will do and keep great records and study them every single night and make adjustments to help better the car..

Sheesh I guess I been babbling-- but I am so proud of what my son has done in his short racing career -- and it has been because of hard work and a cool head....


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