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Apr 12, 6:48am - #152135 
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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Apr 12, 6:49am - #152136 
take a racing/driving class...try starting out with maybe smaller cars...or cart racing.. thumbsup Good luck

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Apr 12, 6:52am - #152137 
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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Apr 12, 8:29am - #152138 
Skip Barber


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Apr 12, 8:37am - #152139 
you must ahve a lot of mony i fhink

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Apr 12, 10:46am - #152140 
INdy cars would be crazy fun thumbsup


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Apr 12, 10:49am - #152141 
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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Apr 12, 11:26am - #152142 
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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Apr 12, 11:35am - #152143 
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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Apr 12, 11:39am - #152144 
Rhome and Spilner should be able to help you out wink

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Apr 12, 11:46am - #152145 
Originally Posted by 5280vvti
Rhome and Spilner should be able to help you out wink


huh???whats that?

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Apr 12, 1:05pm - #152146 
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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Apr 12, 1:10pm - #152147 
what is CART? Like the movie Driven with Stallone?

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Apr 12, 1:24pm - #152148 
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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Apr 12, 3:19pm - #152149 
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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