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16 year old looking for racing advice

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:48 pm    Post subject: 16 year old looking for racing advice Reply with quote

I'm a teenager who is looking to get into racing. A track near were I live hold 3-4 50 lap races a year for young people on a budget looking to get into racing. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what car would be best on a low budget. also of any affordable modicatons that would help me on the track. Thanks alot
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think the races have certain vehicle requirements as far as number of cylinders and such. Can you get us a link to some info on the races or something?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are no strict rules, basically just 4 cyclinders, and a roll cage is necessary
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I was typing the message below you mentioned 4 bangers; which will probably negate my message.

The most bang for the buck is a Fox body 5.0 Liter Furd. I hate to say that because I am a died in the wool Cheby guy. The mustang is light, cheap, responds to hop up well and there is a bunch of stuff out there to work it over with.

That being said, you can find running third generation Camaros for $300 to $500 just about any day of the week. I personally believe you can get more horse power per cubic inch out of a SBC. I also think that if you get a Z-28 IROC car (I saw a guy saying he couldn't give one away because it had the cross fire 305 in it on another board today) the suspension will be closer to what you need for road racing.

Finally, subscribe to Popular Hot Rodding (Primedia) as they are currently on a road racing binge (they call them G-machines) for what's new in suspension as well as engine development.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks alot gor your comments dave
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have something like that in my home town, they call it hornet racing. Its limited to 4 cyl. rollcage, and I think it needs to be stock peices...Just make sure you read the entire rule book before jumping into it.

As for a good car, for dirt track racing finding a 4cyl rear wheel drive car would be ideal, like a fox body mustang or vega or gremlin. Or if you can find an olt eagle AWD that might work pretty good too.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

keep a eye of for an older RWD toyota corolla. Lots of aftermarket and plenty of engine swap options, like the 4 throttle bodied 20valve..... good motor.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks alot for your advice guys
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