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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wuts it cost to roll with the fast dogs?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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wuts it cost to roll with the fast dogs?

you can't buy driving skill Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh "SLAP"
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David W wrote:
NCBimma wrote:
wuts it cost to roll with the fast dogs?

you can't buy driving skill Laughing


Bahahahahahahahahaha.

Doggiepoo... buy your fetish 2002 to daily drive and bring that E46 hunko-junko to the track.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

find me a decent one Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a question:

i always thought about racing at a track event, but I KNOW I don't want to race my daily driver. If I were to get a "track car" a beater of sorts, how would I know that the car I pick up is a capable foundation to build into a track car?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ckpepper02 wrote:
I have a question:

i always thought about racing at a track event, but I KNOW I don't want to race my daily driver. If I were to get a "track car" a beater of sorts, how would I know that the car I pick up is a capable foundation to build into a track car?


first, it sounds like you are talking about doing a driving school and not actually wheel to wheel racing...2 very different beasts...

my reccomendation is to go do a driving school or 2 in your daily driver before you start spending too much to do something you might not enjoy (unless you just want to buy a beater/track car)...

after that, if you decide you like/love it enough to buy a track car, go for it...most any performance car is a capable foundation to build into a track car...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As dave said, almost any car is capable of being a fun track project. Do some in your daily, if you like it, just check in with people here. I'm sure between all of us we can come up with at least 10-15 great cheap fun project track cars.

The next thing to consider is whether or not you ever would consider racing, but that's high budget, non-street legal cars, etc...

You only need to worry about "classing" and building a competitive car if you want to race. For track events you can bring whatever you want, and mod it however you desire.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David W wrote:
ckpepper02 wrote:
I have a question:

i always thought about racing at a track event, but I KNOW I don't want to race my daily driver. If I were to get a "track car" a beater of sorts, how would I know that the car I pick up is a capable foundation to build into a track car?


first, it sounds like you are talking about doing a driving school and not actually wheel to wheel racing...2 very different beasts...

my reccomendation is to go do a driving school or 2 in your daily driver before you start spending too much to do something you might not enjoy (unless you just want to buy a beater/track car)...

after that, if you decide you like/love it enough to buy a track car, go for it...most any performance car is a capable foundation to build into a track car...


Yes, you're right. I think I would definately go the Driver Education route before I even blink at getting on the track with a bunch of other drivers.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes, you're right. I think I would definately go the Driver Education route before I even blink at getting on the track with a bunch of other drivers.


you'll be on track with plenty of other cars but you will have an instructor and it will be a much more relaxed environment (geared toward learning, not winning races)...there are very strict passing rules at DE's and safety is the top priority
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ckpepper02 wrote:

Yes, you're right. I think I would definately go the Driver Education route before I even blink at getting on the track with a bunch of other drivers.


You don't really have a choice, you wouldn't get a race license without numerous HPDE events under your belt.

Driver education IS being on track with a bunch of other drivers, except there are strict rules. You may only pass in designated passing zones (straights), and you may only pass with a point from the other driver. There are no surprises, no one dive bombing you into turns, etc. It's very safe.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

evanurs4 wrote:
you wouldn't get a race license without numerous HPDE events under your belt.


that depends on the sanctioning body...you'd be very surprised at some of the jacktards they give comp licenses too...
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you wouldn't get a race license without numerous HPDE events under your belt.


that depends on the sanctioning body...you'd be very surprised at some of the jacktards they give comp licenses too...


I would imagine they still at least require you to do a _couple_ schools don't they?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would imagine they still at least require you to do a _couple_ schools don't they?

scca requires you to complete their competition school(s) but no prior DE experience is required...and they don't teach you how to drive at the comp school(s)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

evanurs4 wrote:
ckpepper02 wrote:

Yes, you're right. I think I would definately go the Driver Education route before I even blink at getting on the track with a bunch of other drivers.


You don't really have a choice, you wouldn't get a race license without numerous HPDE events under your belt.

Driver education IS being on track with a bunch of other drivers, except there are strict rules. You may only pass in designated passing zones (straights), and you may only pass with a point from the other driver. There are no surprises, no one dive bombing you into turns, etc. It's very safe.


Ahh, ok. Well that sounds cool.
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