Taking the plunge

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Little-Beach » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:17 pm

BEING PART OF THE YOUNGER GENERATION AND GROWNING UP AROUND RACING MY ADVISE TO YOU IS GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY FIRST. YOU REACHING OUT TO MSTRC IS A GREAT STARTING POINT. BUYING BOOKS TO READ, LEARNING HOW TO SET UP A CAR IS KEY. YOU WANT TO GO FAST BUT FIRST YOU HAVE TO LEARN THE BASICS. FIND A RACE SHOP NEAR YOU AND GIVE THEM A HAND. YOU WANT TO LEARN AS MUCH AS YOU CAN AND HELP OUT A TEAM FOR A FEW RACES AT THE TRACK. THEN AFTER YOU DO THAT, BUY A CAR AT THE TRACK THAT YOU SEE RACING. LESS YOU CAN BUILD A CAR OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO CAN JUST BUYING A CAR OFF THE INTERNET YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR GETTING.


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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Sawmill » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:48 pm

[quote name='Little-Beach' date='23 October 2012 - 05:17 PM' timestamp='1351027067' post='232837']

BEING PART OF THE YOUNGER GENERATION AND GROWNING UP AROUND RACING MY ADVISE TO YOU IS GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY FIRST. YOU REACHING OUT TO MSTRC IS A GREAT STARTING POINT. BUYING BOOKS TO READ, LEARNING HOW TO SET UP A CAR IS KEY. YOU WANT TO GO FAST BUT FIRST YOU HAVE TO LEARN THE BASICS. FIND A RACE SHOP NEAR YOU AND GIVE THEM A HAND. YOU WANT TO LEARN AS MUCH AS YOU CAN AND HELP OUT A TEAM FOR A FEW RACES AT THE TRACK. THEN AFTER YOU DO THAT, BUY A CAR AT THE TRACK THAT YOU SEE RACING. LESS YOU CAN BUILD A CAR OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO CAN JUST BUYING A CAR OFF THE INTERNET YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR GETTING.

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But every car on the internet is either a past track champion or frequent fast qualifier or has all new parts but the owner wants to go in a different direction next year and the car is a steal! ..lol


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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by juniorpruitt » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:18 pm

[quote name='Sawmill' date='22 October 2012 - 10:46 AM' timestamp='1350917180' post='232784']

Sylvania, OH (well, close enough)



BTW...old guy? heck, I'm barely growed up!

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You have two very good and well known racers that lived in Sylvania, maybe they still live there. Harold and Terry Cook. They both raced at Flat Rock and Toledo. Harold won many races and terry raced his way to the Craftsman truck series. There is always someone somewhere to help. You just have to know where to look and who to ask.

Good luck with your dream.



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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by TheShark » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:28 pm

[quote name='Sawmill' date='19 October 2012 - 11:17 PM' timestamp='1350649070' post='232728']

Hello all! I've been reading the forum for a while as a guest and thought it was time to join and say hello! I want to start racing! (said outloud it brings to mind someone saying "hey ya'll, watch this!" ..you know somthing bad is gonna happen but it'll probably be fun to watch)



Specifically, I want to run the 1/2 mile at Toledo. I've been thinking about it since I was..oh..maybe 5 (44 now) and after getting a gift from my girls to drive a late model there this summer i want more. To run the big track i'll need a sportsman, but it seems a Toledo sportsman is an animal that only runs at Toledo unless i want to be a slow late model somewhere else.

Any and all ideas, thoughts, etc are welcome, except for telling me it's a stupid idea. (with a wife and 3 daughters I've heard that so many times over the years I'm imune..lol)



I'm looking for somthing to run and not be a total roadblock..i have no illusions of greatness and may even find that while turning laps is great, doing it while getting shoved and rubbed is not..I don't really know. ( but I want to find out!)



Thanks

Todd

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If your still thinking Flat Rock is a good place to start, start with an affordable championship car.... http://www.racingjunk.com/Street-Stock/ ... pion-.html $8500 race ready...just needs a driver.



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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by KBM17g » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:41 pm

Damn Rocky and Sawmill! I must be doing something wrong or I hurt my head.....I'd rather run a street stock 100 times and be fast than even get in a LM and run in the back ONCE! I don't see how anyone can own a race car, just to say they are a driver. I want to race, I want to improve every time I'm out there and I want to win, PERIOD! Racing becomes addictive. Jumping in to the highest division at a large track......my frank opinion is, THAT'S PLAIN STUPID! I run into wanna-be racers all the time with some unrealistic fantasies! This just might be one of em. I've been running here in MI off and on since 2004, racing is expensive. I've owned 4 different modifieds and one prostock/sportsman. I'll field a new mod next season. I've raced with and met 100's of racers through the years....some of them lasted exactly 3 years. Do you know why? They went broke, even the hobby guy that only raced a few times a year. If you're gonna invest that kind of money, buy something you can drive of decent quality. Learn to race at a smaller venue, improve with seat time, go kick ass and have longevity in the sport. And get some sponsors!



I'm not a baker so I won't sugarcoat anything.....don't be a dreamer, be a do'er!


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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Governor » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:35 am

[quote name='Sawmill' date='23 October 2012 - 06:48 PM' timestamp='1351032520' post='232838']

But every car on the internet is either a past track champion or frequent fast qualifier or has all new parts but the owner wants to go in a different direction next year and the car is a steal! ..lol

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There are enough people on MSTRC who might know the cars you see for sale to help you out and keep you from buying a lemon, send PM's to some who you see make smart post not filled with drama and ones who in general seem to know what they are talking about.



You will be WAY ahead both in investment and setup learning curve to buy a complete car. You should expect to pay a little more for a top notch car. You can't expect to buy a good car for 2500.00 in about any class. Buying a good used car will normally include some backup parts.



When you do go look at a car take a good camera and take detailed photo's so you can make sure you buy what you looked at.



There are some on here who would go with you to look at cars, might cost you breakfast or lunch, but that will be a cheap investment.



If I can help in anyway, send me a PM and I will help you find the right guys to talk to in the given class you are wanting to run. If I dont know the right guy I can help you find that person.



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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Krooser » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:45 am

[quote name='governor' date='31 October 2012 - 06:35 AM' timestamp='1351686900' post='233005']

There are enough people on MSTRC who might know the cars you see for sale to help you out and keep you from buying a lemon, send PM's to some who you see make smart post not filled with drama and ones who in general seem to know what they are talking about.



You will be WAY ahead both in investment and setup learning curve to buy a complete car. You should expect to pay a little more for a top notch car. You can't expect to buy a good car for 2500.00 in about any class. Buying a good used car will normally include some backup parts.



When you do go look at a car take a good camera and take detailed photo's so you can make sure you buy what you looked at.



There are some on here who would go with you to look at cars, might cost you breakfast or lunch, but that will be a cheap investment.



If I can help in anyway, send me a PM and I will help you find the right guys to talk to in the given class you are wanting to run. If I dont know the right guy I can help you find that person.



Gov, (dan logan)

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Geez... you guys are making me sound like a cheap skate... I paid $575.00 for this Malibu street stock a few weeks ago and had to swallow hard to come up with THAT much cash!!!!! Maybe I'm just old... <img src='http://www.mstrc.net/public/style_emoti ... #>/old.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':old:' />



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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Rocky » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:36 pm

[quote name='KBM17g' date='30 October 2012 - 09:41 PM' timestamp='1351651286' post='233001']

Damn Rocky and Sawmill! I must be doing something wrong or I hurt my head.....I'd rather run a street stock 100 times and be fast than even get in a LM and run in the back ONCE! I don't see how anyone can own a race car, just to say they are a driver. I want to race, I want to improve every time I'm out there and I want to win, PERIOD! Racing becomes addictive. Jumping in to the highest division at a large track......my frank opinion is, THAT'S PLAIN STUPID! I run into wanna-be racers all the time with some unrealistic fantasies! This just might be one of em. I've been running here in MI off and on since 2004, racing is expensive. I've owned 4 different modifieds and one prostock/sportsman. I'll field a new mod next season. I've raced with and met 100's of racers through the years....some of them lasted exactly 3 years. Do you know why? They went broke, even the hobby guy that only raced a few times a year. If you're gonna invest that kind of money, buy something you can drive of decent quality. Learn to race at a smaller venue, improve with seat time, go kick ass and have longevity in the sport. And get some sponsors!



I'm not a baker so I won't sugarcoat anything.....don't be a dreamer, be a do'er!

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What it isn't possible to run in the back in a street stock? Call me a wanna be all you want there ISN'T too many tracks where you can run modified where I am and a Street stock realistically is a 20 thousand dollar race car, if you build new for a good piece work your ass off to go out there and race for 200 bucks to win against a bunch of guys running like it's the Daytona 500 or get 200 bucks for rolling onto the track and go faster. Am I a real racer, no not so much, I guess. If I was a real racer I would RACE more and bullchit on the internet less might have run better than second in a feature.... probably wouldn't have left home but then again I've run in 4 states with no sponsors and ad hoc help. Built 3 race cars in the last 6 years 2 for me one for a buddy once again for the most part it's just me and my tool box in a little garage. I want to run Late Model and I'd rather not fiddle around the rest of my life running every division all the way up. I DON'T have time for that. I'm not gonna be racing cars forever and I don't plan to be in the back forever either. I mean yeah when I finally am running good I'm still gonna show up and be like ahh crap there's Ronnie Johnson and Chris Madden over there.... Why on earth would I rather run against the big boys, cause I would. so be it.





What's really the difference between a mod and a Late Model anymore anyways, mods are totally outta control.


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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Rocky » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:40 pm

Or maybe I should have stayed in stock 4 and built the highest dollar Type R integra and been unbeatable spendin' my low end late model budget to beat guys on a beanie weenie budget and racing for 75 bucks to win.


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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by rwdmonte » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:19 pm

I started at autocity 4 years ago didn't start out in "the smaller classes" acss class, my dad raced for 40 years. Toledo for years and Owosso Autocity but started at mc.clemens. Im 41 now running ninth in points. Started with a 27 year old stan yee howe replica. had some bad crashes not all my fault too... This past year built my own 09 portcity hit every swap meet i could went to everyone's garage and guess what, ran in 9th still!!! This year i learned more than i ever have...

If this is your dream it is bad for family it is bad for pocket book and everyone that don't do it doesn't understand it, but wow it's a blast most real racers will help a litle, but join someones team and get your hands dirty, but forsure try it DAMN IT !!!!


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