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Old 07-20-02, 07:40 PM
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I was thinking of doing Spec7

but am maybe thinking of doing something not so restrictive, which is good and bad, Id love to compete in spec7 since it is competive due to harsh rules, but at the same time my 7 is my DD right now and I want a lil more than air cleaner/header/exhasut/fuel pump.... for go-go mods.

Also I have no 'track' experence but consider myself a average driver and by no means think I am gods gift to racing

i am planning on taking some driving schools (the drivers edge) at TWS and maybe Hallet if I can travel and aford it.

Hopefully if i can pinch some pennies and fix a few minor things(windsheild, idler arm bushing) I can make it to the motorsport ranch in FW, tx this Sept.

sorry for newb post, and hope to see some of you if possible at some events soon
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Depends, do you have a lot of money? Racing is expensive (duh ), and the more open a class is, the more expensive it is (generally). All of the Spec classes are fairly restrictive, and that's a good thing, it keeps costs down. OTOH, at least based on what I've seen over the last two years as a photographer for NASA SF and LA, those classes are almost always the worst when it comes to body contact.. It's inevitable, there's 20 cars, prepped exactly the same, there's going to be rubbing..

Probably not a good thing if you use this for a daily.

I'd do some driving schools first, see if you really like it, then start prepping for the class of your choice. Cage first, it's all downhill from there.

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well put, thats what i am plannin like i said... attempt to learn to drive first, then race

i have noticed that in spec7 there is a bit of rubbing

thanks for the advice
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If you really want to get out there with your street car but not swap a bunch of paint with someone else I would say get involved with SCCA. I have noticed that some people here dont really like them much but it will give you the opportunity to race. Join the SCCA and they give their own driving classes and you could compete in solo I events. It is absolutely the cheapest way to compete on a road course. You could go check out some autocrosses as well. Bring a helmet, around $10, and a car that passes tech inspection and your racing.
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