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Taking the plunge

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:36 PM

View PostExit82, on 02 November 2012 - 10:24 AM, said:

Sawmill,

Trust me, all these guys are not try to mess up your dream, they're trying to save you a headache! :biggrin:/>/>

I've been there and I have made the mistakes and learned my lessons the hard way, they are just trying to help you take shortcuts to realize your dream based on what they've already learned from their experiences.

As you will learn, EVEN just being out there and running in the back takes a lot more than what the averge Joe or casual fan realizes.

To me, it doesn't matter what division you start in, if you want a late model, then do it.

But the best advice I have seen so far is to get hooked up with a team and learn basic chassis setup from someone who already has the knowledge and to buy yourself a race ready competetive car at the track. (You will win in the long run by purchasing race ready IMO.

The advice that I haven't seen given (Maybe I missed it) is that when you get your car, go to the track on test days and practice all you can. Don't make the mistake I did of going to the track and racing without ever being in a racecar or on a racetrack before. lol (You can probably guess how that went).

I didn't do quite as bold as you.....my first 2 laps ever were qualifying.....you can guess how that went by the first thing my "crew chief asked when I came in:"Did you even put it in high gear?!"....lol
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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:46 PM

View PostSawmill, on 09 December 2017 - 12:36 PM, said:

I didn't do quite as bold as you.....my first 2 laps ever were qualifying.....you can guess how that went by the first thing my "crew chief asked when I came in:"Did you even put it in high gear?!"....lol


Glad to hear you got on the track! Having a blast I hope?

I am late to the party here but glad to see this forum back up and running!!!
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Posted 04 March 2018 - 11:19 PM

View PostExit82, on 27 February 2018 - 08:46 PM, said:

Glad to hear you got on the track! Having a blast I hope?

I am late to the party here but glad to see this forum back up and running!!!

It's been fun, scary, frustrating, and expensive....am i doing it right?...lol
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Posted 11 March 2018 - 05:34 PM

View PostSawmill, on 05 March 2018 - 02:19 PM, said:

It's been fun, scary, frustrating, and expensive....am i doing it right?...lol


Sounds like you are nailing it! LOL

That has got to be one of the funniest, yet accurate ways I have ever heard anyone describe racing lol.

I will have to get down there once this summer and watch ya race! Maybe we can get a MSTRC convoy from the flint area to head down and cheer ya on!! WHO'S in?
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Posted 11 March 2018 - 09:56 PM

I plan on getting there at least once this year, however I live a whole lot closer :biggrin:
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 10:13 PM

So I finally took the next step...put a different gear in her, added a spoiler and mirror and bought a radio system. Got her through tech at Toledo.....30 minutes before practice the rains came...so close!
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