Taking the plunge

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Sawmill » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:36 pm

[quote name='Exit82' date='02 November 2012 - 10:24 AM' timestamp='1351869893' post='233077']

Sawmill,



Trust me, all these guys are not try to mess up your dream, they're trying to save you a headache! <img src='http://www.mstrc.net/public/style_emoti ... iggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':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).

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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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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Exit82 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:46 pm

[quote name='Sawmill' date='09 December 2017 - 12:36 PM' timestamp='1512786996' post='244703']

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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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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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Sawmill » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:19 pm

[quote name='Exit82' date='27 February 2018 - 08:46 PM' timestamp='1519782404' post='244814']

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


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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Exit82 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:34 pm

[quote name='Sawmill' date='05 March 2018 - 02:19 PM' timestamp='1520223542' post='244816']

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

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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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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by fastbackss » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:56 pm

I plan on getting there at least once this year, however I live a whole lot closer <img src='http://www.mstrc.net/public/style_emoti ... iggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':biggrin:' />



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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Sawmill » Sun May 20, 2018 11:13 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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