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Discussion in 'NorthEast' started by number9, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. number9

    number9 Senior Member

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    Steve,

    Racing is too expensive these daze to do anything other than solo/grassroots events - unless you're very rich or *really* good and can get a sponsor. But truth be told, *really* good drivers are a dime a dozen. There are a lot of very very gifted drivers looking for rides.

    It's like people trying to break into Hollywood or Broadway. More supply than demand.
     
  2. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    was this for a PM? :lol:


    i used to compete in ATV racing at southwick mass motox 338 and jolly roger motor sports park in upstate NY.
     
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    Chip was being nice and not wanting to threadjack my Mt. Washington hillclimb thread. :)
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    best option i have seen for competitive wheel to wheel racing is ITA class or SM (spec miata) class SCCA racing.... cars for either one will cost you around $16K fully set up... racing will cost you a few hundred per event i guess .... but it seems to be the least expensive route i have seen
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    the honda challenge is a GREAT event.

    If I had slightyl more money, a tow truck/trailer, and actually had some driving skill, I'd be all over this.

    http://www.honda-challenge.com/

    strict rules for parts/classes which keep things cheap and in check with other cars.
     
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    If you're into VWs, Formula Vee is relatively inexpensive too, I suppose.
     
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    Loco Honkey Banned

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    Shifter karts. $7000 buys you a used 125, and it'll pretty much keep up with an F1 car up to 100 MPH.
     
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    drag racing on ESPN2 (10:30 saturday).

    Top Fuels are running now.
     
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