I got spanked by a Cadillac CTS-V the other day, but smoked an '87 Buick Grand National to make up for it.Thalo said:I race da police!
honestly, from an outsider's point of view it would take a lot of money at this point. I started very young, and it still took money (just not as much as now) and it was my family's money and support at that time. Amature racing would be more in order unless you plan on dropping mucho dinero.ShroomDaddy said:I really have a desire to pursue racing / professional driver, the only problem is I don't have any idea how to get into such a sport? Anyone with thoughts on what it takes, or how you get started in the racing scene? Not to mention where are the races where you could actually enter your type of vehicle and be in the right class.
I don't think it's a lack of interest, but a lack of experience.PMAZ said:Counts, but doesn't count... Not much interest in this poll huh?
I love sitting in traffic behind an A4 1.8T or an Audi TT with one exhaust (the 180hp version from a couple years ago) and thinking: "I could smoke this fucker in the Audi".blackdevil said:I bought my car two weeks ago and my first week victim was an acura rsx.Last week I smoked my friends audi a4 1.8t >
That is exactly how I felt last year.DrJones said:I don't think it's a lack of interest, but a lack of experience.PMAZ said:Counts, but doesn't count... Not much interest in this poll huh?
I can't speak for anyone else, but personally I would love to race my GTI but I'm neither sure how to get started, nor anxious to wreck my $23,000 investment because I'm a dumbass.
So as much as I'd like to, I actually somewhat intimidated by it. Now if only I knew someone who worked at a driving school who could give me lessons...
blasphemous.... but I do agree about not driving your street car. Use that thing to get groceries (albeit however fast you'd like!) Race cars are for racing and the track is the place to do it.hondaeater said:anyone who's looking to get into racing on the track should check out the car guys website... or skip barber
its SOOOOOOOOOOOO much fun ;D
No worries! I was actually speaking of the Skip Barber part... blood enemies! I'm glad you're using your skills for racing.hondaeater said:sorry that im biased...
i've grown up with car guys, my dad helped start the blue ridge PCA region too...
but I've had a lot of fun on the track with those guys... plus i've learned a lot
didn't mean to offend anyone !!!
Whenever you're driving fast, heel-toe will work. If you can, limit your shifts on an autocross as much as possible. As far as line goes, there is the line that looks good on "paper" and the line that works. It would be a lengthy explanation that would need detailed information.Bcruzin said:Attended my first Auto-X today, didn't participate. I was impressed by some and laughed at some others. Especially the little 16 year old daddy's boy in the supercharged 350Z who understeered thru and then INTO every corner. ;D
PMAZ... I've mastered the heel toe technique, due to your posts (thanks!) , and now i want to apply it.. is it smart to use on a cone track, where you're primarily in 2nd? Or is it reserved for more like circuit courses? I've got a bunch of questions about entry and exit: Do you swing wide thru a hairpin, then cut it in at the apex? Or do you stay tight to the inside cones thru the entire corner? Everyone there was talkin about how "this guy took the wrong line" does that vary by car? Say for our FWD MkV.. whats an average line for a FWD car?
Little lengthy, but watching this event got my blood rushing.. I'm gonna do it next month, but don't want to make a complete fool of myself. Tips welcomed