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KULOD
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KULOD Apr 12, 1:48pm - #152135 

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How can I become a Pro Race Car Driver

Its always been my dream to become a race car driver, now that Im at the point in my life where this type of thing is now available for me to do. Does anywhere know like where I can start, like a school or just to get my name out there...I wanna do the touring class racing series, or something like that. Any pointers or anything would really help.
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trog2233 Apr 12, 1:49pm - #152136 

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take a racing/driving class...try starting out with maybe smaller cars...or cart racing.. thumbsup Good luck
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DiabloGTS Apr 12, 1:52pm - #152137 

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I know there was a school you could go to that would let you learn on an F1 team, first fixing and building the cars, then learning to drive them...

I forget the name

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VSGTS14 Apr 12, 3:29pm - #152138 

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oas Apr 12, 3:37pm - #152139 
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you must ahve a lot of mony i fhink
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Spencer Apr 12, 5:46pm - #152140 

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INdy cars would be crazy fun thumbsup

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JBing Apr 12, 5:49pm - #152141 

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Originally Posted by oas
you must ahve a lot of mony i fhink

A SHIT-TON of loot, and its next to impossible to get sponsors

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spaztikid Apr 12, 6:26pm - #152142 
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step one: race go karts from the age of 2
step two: win all your races againsed kids untill your 19
step three: become pro


you wont be able to do it unless you've been racing your whole life...

these kids that turn pro have grown up racing.
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KULOD Apr 12, 6:35pm - #152143 

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well, I booked classes with Skip Barber.
July 8,9,10, then i can get my SCCA competition liscense.
I dont care if i dont become totally pro, im going for the fun of it. Its at the california speedway. I cant wait to go, total cost $4500.00...including travel and hotel.
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5280vvti Apr 12, 6:39pm - #152144 

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Rhome and Spilner should be able to help you out wink
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KULOD Apr 12, 6:46pm - #152145 

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Originally Posted by 5280vvti
Rhome and Spilner should be able to help you out wink


huh???whats that?
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VSGTS14 Apr 12, 8:05pm - #152146 

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Originally Posted by KULOD
well, I booked classes with Skip Barber.
July 8,9,10, then i can get my SCCA competition liscense.
I dont care if i dont become totally pro, im going for the fun of it. Its at the california speedway. I cant wait to go, total cost $4500.00...including travel and hotel.


you can still become pro if your really good...

eventually, you can move to CART.

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KULOD
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KULOD Apr 12, 8:10pm - #152147 

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what is CART? Like the movie Driven with Stallone?
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VSGTS14 Apr 12, 8:24pm - #152148 

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Originally Posted by KULOD
what is CART? Like the movie Driven with Stallone?


yea...CART is below F1...

it's awesome.

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5280vvti Apr 12, 10:19pm - #152149 

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Originally Posted by KULOD
Originally Posted by 5280vvti
Rhome and Spilner should be able to help you out wink


huh???whats that?


Heh, F&F joke smile
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