So, you like fast cars and watch a lot of racing shows and footage. But something in you says you are no longer content with just watching the action, you want to get behind the wheel. You want to feel the rush of slamming the pedal to the metal once the light turns green at the racing track. Unless you have millions of dollars to invest in yourself and become a professional race car driver, you are left with one other way to scratch that racing itch: become an amateur racer.
Getting Ready for Amateur Racing
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Auto racing often seems like a sport that many aspire to, but few succeed in. So many things about autocross make it an ideal entry-level racing event. Offering both a safer venue in which to do that, as well as one that can provide you with competition and timing, amateur drag racing nights are a great way to test your skills and your vehicle and get plenty of adrenaline pumping. If you love the excitement of Formula Drift and want to try it for yourself, there are multiple drift clinics across the country. These will give you professional instruction to build your sliding skills; just make sure to bring your own RWD car and another set of wheels is recommended. Many events are open to all drivers and all cars; just inquire with your local track about what local groups to contact that organize such events.
10 Ways to Get a Start in Racing
Thank you for checking us out. Give us 3 minutes to tell you about the best amateur racing series in the country! This is a prestigious sport, the pinnacle of motorsports competition populated at every level by tremendous competitors in terms of drive, skill and courage. We hold our fellow road racers in the same regard as adventurers, fighter pilots and astronauts — people pushing the envelope, living on the edge, striving to be the best.
Still interested? As a journalist, I found a workaround: Lucas Oil School of Racing was a relatively new outfit and was open to a story in exchange for admission to a two-day program. After graduating, I was given a credential and credited for one of the three race weekends required for a full competition license. The benefit of the more expensive schools is that they provide and maintain a car for you to use during the program. Do you like front-drive, rear-drive, or all-wheel drive cars?