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Old 02-26-04, 02:21 AM
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Who do i get started in racing?

Just looking for some info on how i can get started and what i would need to do so i have been drifting for about 6 yrs now and i like speed my max speed was 220 kH on my bike and I am interested is starting to race cars.

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Old 02-26-04, 09:24 AM
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What kind of racing are you interested in?
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well, since drifting isnt' racing, I guess you're pretty well screwed
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Old 02-26-04, 08:03 PM
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Originally posted by Silkworm
well, since drifting isnt' racing, I guess you're pretty well screwed
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Originally posted by Silkworm
well, since drifting isnt' racing, I guess you're pretty well screwed
LOL... that's the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Good thing I'd already set down my drink, or it would have been all over the monitor!
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Old 02-27-04, 01:19 AM
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Originally posted by Silkworm
well, since drifting isnt' racing, I guess you're pretty well screwed
LOL

But seriously, if you want to compete in drifting your best bet would be to move down to Southern California. Build a car and come down for the Formula D competions or the next D1 drivers search.
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We need a DriftTech Forum....
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Old 02-27-04, 10:05 AM
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Both The SCCA and NASA eill be sanctioning Drift schools and compeititions this year -
check out their web sites:

http://www.calclub.com/
https://www.nasaproracing.com/
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Old 03-03-04, 02:53 PM
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Originally posted by Speed Raycer
LOL... that's the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Good thing I'd already set down my drink, or it would have been all over the monitor!
It's funny, but Silkworm is right. Drifting is a hobby/talent/fun time/whatever else you want to call it.
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Originally posted by specRX7_22
It's funny, but Silkworm is right. Drifting is a hobby/talent/fun time/whatever else you want to call it.
[drifters advocate]
Well, technically, at the club racing level, racing is nothing but a hobby/talent/fun time/waiste of money/whatever else you want to call it.
{/drifters advocate]
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Old 03-03-04, 06:14 PM
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um... look at the location... ONTARIO, couldn't be any further unless he was from quebec
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also, since you say you've done it for six years, you should be good enough to try and start your own club up in canada
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Old 03-03-04, 06:31 PM
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Re: Who do i get started in racing?

Originally posted by driftclub
i have been drifting for about 6 yrs now and i like speed
I see a contradiction...
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***well, since drifting isnt' racing, I guess you're pretty well screwed***

Silkworm, if ya get two of those DRIFTERS W2W about as close as ya can get without trading paint I'd call that racing. he he heee ; )

Which reminds me of the last race of the season at Blackhawk Farm @ the drop of the green flag just before the 1st turn I squeezed between two cars. While going thru the turn 3 wide on cold tires I shrugged my shoulders )( (to get narower) cause I thought I was going to have body work on both sides. 3 wide with no rubbing & the friken track is at max 3 lanes wide. Didn't have time to look, maybe the outside car was doing some agricultural experimentation.

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Old 03-05-04, 12:38 PM
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Drifting events are judged like an ice skating competions. Its up to the judge and if they don't like what they see your screwed even if you have all the skill in the world. Way to subjective. In a timed racing event you can look like crap but as long as you have a better time you win.

Now explain to us again how drifting is racing?
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Old 03-05-04, 09:57 PM
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Isn't drifting a recent "sport"....?

6 years - maybe if this dude was living in Japan, but apart from doing your home made version around the local back-roads, then this smells

And I would like to see anyone "drift" at 220... all the stuff I have seen, including the team drifting is at much more sedate speeds........?
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Want to get into racing? First rob a few banks this should get you started, Second forget any relationship plans you might have Girlfriend, Wife, Dog, etc. Next, work on sleep deprivation. Ok, now your ready. Go out choose a car any thing will work. Do some reasearch, get good and confused, start modifying soon you will discover its not fast enough and it handles like **** repeat this process as much as you like and call your self a Racer Congradulations
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a drifting topic comes up and suddenly everyone on this forum turns into ********?

I thought this was one of the coolest forums on this board.
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Could we please not get into another arguement about if drifting is racing. It's not. What it is is fun. I love drifting and hope to be competing in it by the end of the year. I'd also like to road race eventually when I have more money. We all got into motorsports because it's fun. Let's try and not forget that.
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Originally posted by jimmdog
Want to get into racing? First rob a few banks this should get you started, Second forget any relationship plans you might have Girlfriend, Wife, Dog, etc. Next, work on sleep deprivation. Ok, now your ready. Go out choose a car any thing will work. Do some reasearch, get good and confused, start modifying soon you will discover its not fast enough and it handles like **** repeat this process as much as you like and call your self a Racer Congradulations
That sums it up nicely. I culminated three straight weeks of averaging 5 hours of sleep a night while working my day job and prepping the ITS car by driving 9 hours to Atlanta on Friday. Getting up at 5am Saturday morning to be at the track and get rained on for about 3 hours. Loaded out of Road Atlanta at 6pm and drove 8 hours straight home (two stops for Sobe!). And I loved every minute of it!

And drifting is not racing. Whether it's wheel to wheel or not. Two cars drifting together are never fighting for the same spot on the track. It takes talent to do it right...sure enough. But it's not racing. Where are they racing to? The guy that gets there first can still lose because he didn't do it as pretty as the other guy? Nope. Not racing.
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Getting up at 5am Saturday morning to be at the track and get rained on for about 3 hours.
I get up earlier to go race than I do to go to work You've got to have your priorities straight
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In drifting, who exactly are you "racing"? Nobody, its a sport. It doesn't matter who crosses the finish line first.
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im not sure but i think driftclub is a kid who juss watched initial d or some drift vids... any1 get that feeling but me?
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I like drifting.... on my 10 speed bike in the snow it's bad ***!
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