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Trying to get into racing

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Re: Trying to get into racing

Post by BrnoutJerzey on Sun 19 Jul 2009 - 4:29

only an hour away? lol that seems far- I wish you could rent karts for weekends and have it stored at the track- But i obviously want to test one first before I go buy a 5 thousand dollar kart

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Post by XTI Jon Snow on Sun 19 Jul 2009 - 4:32

i know i can do it because ive driven that caliber of kart before. and there are places near my house i can test at. some old twisty parking lots lol

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Re: Trying to get into racing

Post by Aanenvaimennin on Sun 19 Jul 2009 - 4:37

BrnoutJerzey wrote:only an hour away? lol that seems far- I wish you could rent karts for weekends and have it stored at the track- But i obviously want to test one first before I go buy a 5 thousand dollar kart

far? an hour? You have never been to florida then have you? I live about 20 miles away from Cape Canaveral(Kennedy Space Center). It takes me 30 minutes to get to orlando, 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to Jacksonville and Ocala. 5 hours to get to Miami and 4 hours and 30 minutes to get to Monticello(Talhasse). To get from Miami to Jacksonville is about 7 hours.

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Post by XTI Jon Snow on Sun 19 Jul 2009 - 4:41

well i decided it would be a good idea to go to the track and watch some racing and get my name out there with the other drivers. maybe get some more tips Smile

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Re: Trying to get into racing

Post by HCR generaltso on Sun 19 Jul 2009 - 17:52

silencer s6 wrote:
far? an hour? You have never been to florida then have you? I live about 20 miles away from Cape Canaveral(Kennedy Space Center). It takes me 30 minutes to get to orlando, 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to Jacksonville and Ocala. 5 hours to get to Miami and 4 hours and 30 minutes to get to Monticello(Talhasse). To get from Miami to Jacksonville is about 7 hours.

tallahassee is a fun town, always have a good time there.

nightrider, here

http://www.nasaproracing.com/racing/

summit point or VIR would be the two closest tracks to you, unless they do events at beaver run in PA

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Re: Trying to get into racing

Post by XTI Jon Snow on Mon 20 Jul 2009 - 3:23

still trying to get money. my parents arent kicking anything (and my dads acting all angry about me wanting to do this. anybody know of anything other than a secons job to get quick money?

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Post by Aanenvaimennin on Mon 20 Jul 2009 - 3:31

sell useless stuff nobody uses from around the house or in it....

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Re: Trying to get into racing

Post by XTI Jon Snow on Mon 20 Jul 2009 - 3:39

like my parents?

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Re: Trying to get into racing

Post by Aanenvaimennin on Mon 20 Jul 2009 - 3:56

XTI Nightrider wrote:like my parents?


use the black market for that sale... Very Happy

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Re: Trying to get into racing

Post by Racer Mann on Mon 20 Jul 2009 - 4:42

Nightrider, you can also look into dirt track racing on the local scene, that's what I do. Many great drivers have come from dir, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Clint Boyer...yes Nascar names but Gordon and Stewart know their way around a road course too...anyway I'm into my car for the basic...$2,000 I can even build a chasis for about $650... motor for around $1,000...a lot of local series let you race at 14 and national groups at 16 so your really at the perfect time for that...

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Post by XTI Jon Snow on Mon 20 Jul 2009 - 4:47

dirt tracks alright. its fun to watch but im really looking into strictly road courses. i hope to use this as a jumping off point for GT racing or some form of open wheel. also i have no room for a dirt car, i have enough room in a shed for a go kart (barely i have to clean it out. fun.) i love dirt track and world of outlaws though

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Post by XTI Jon Snow on Wed 22 Jul 2009 - 14:14

Just an update. sponsor letters go out today, im hand delivering a couple and mailing the rest. ill see what happens!

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Re: Trying to get into racing

Post by Aanenvaimennin on Wed 22 Jul 2009 - 16:23

good! you are on you're way!

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Re: Trying to get into racing

Post by XTI Jon Snow on Wed 22 Jul 2009 - 16:25

yep i need to get some hours on my learners permit so im going for a drive. on the way back im stopping by a garage. my dads good friends with the owner

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Re: Trying to get into racing

Post by Matt on Wed 22 Jul 2009 - 17:17

don't forget the 24hrs of Lemons..... sounds like thats a dead easy and cheap way to get into racing!!




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Re: Trying to get into racing

Post by HCR generaltso on Wed 22 Jul 2009 - 17:53

take whatever defensive driving courses you can to get your insurance down.

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Re: Trying to get into racing

Post by Aanenvaimennin on Wed 22 Jul 2009 - 18:39

Jenson09 wrote:don't forget the 24hrs of Lemons..... sounds like thats a dead easy and cheap way to get into racing!!


where is that? UK? Keep in mind for a budget he is on...im pretty sure he wont be traveling to europe in the next year...im going to Brazil in october...and that is $290 for one ticket...and im taking a whole team over...plus shipping tools, tents, and Karts over by shipping container...and that is about $6,000 and brazil is not very far....but Europe...that will be expensive(for shipping). Im going on a trip with some school mates to go to Ireland, Britain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Sweden, and Denmark....and that is about $354 per person...

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Re: Trying to get into racing

Post by XTI Jon Snow on Wed 22 Jul 2009 - 19:31

nah lemons is basically banger car racing in the us. around here though even jallopis cost as much as a kart so ill take the kart lol.

dropped the letter off about 30 minutes ago. i bet i'll hear back by friday

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Post by Sgt JigglyMoobs on Wed 22 Jul 2009 - 20:10

silencer doing all that as one trip for $354 is amazingly cheap, it would cost us if we went a fortune, our school have gone to tanzania to work for a month and it cost them £3000 per person thats righ £3000!!!!!!!! thats $4,939.40

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Post by XTI Jon Snow on Wed 22 Jul 2009 - 20:15

i went all over europe for 19 days and it cost $7000usd just to travel and eat and i spent $600 buying stuff

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Re: Trying to get into racing

Post by Aanenvaimennin on Wed 22 Jul 2009 - 20:39

Sgt JigglyMoobs wrote:silencer doing all that as one trip for $354 is amazingly cheap, it would cost us if we went a fortune, our school have gone to tanzania to work for a month and it cost them £3000 per person thats righ £3000!!!!!!!! thats $4,939.40


$354 is just for the plane tickets....and it's per person....that's not including train, Car rentals, bus, ferry, food, drinks, items, hotels, and plane ticket home.... and its 20 people going....so you can imagine the money involved...

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Re: Trying to get into racing

Post by XTI Jon Snow on Sun 26 Jul 2009 - 3:36

alright its been about 4 or 5 days. and no word from the from the people i mailed letters to. about how long does it normaly take for a sponsor to reply to an offer?

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Post by CQR Champion on Sun 26 Jul 2009 - 10:23

well i have a sponsor on the go and it has took 2 months so far. But we have kept in touch by calls and email but no confirmation yet.

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