04-22-2013, 08:23 AM
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Brunswick, Maine 04011
Re: New to racing cars
The first thing I would do is take it to the track to establish a performance baseline. In order to evaluate any changes in performance you need a starting point.
What I have found is a set of drag radials is one of the best initial investments as it makes launching a lot easier regardless of the performance level of the vehicle. Having a consistent and reliable launch is integral to comparing the value of any modifications to the car.
Also, since you are now to racing, becoming familiar with your local track, their policies and procedures, and going through tech inspection is an important first step to becoming a proficient driver. Do not worry about looking good or being cool. Ask questions, any questions, as it makes everything easier for everyone.
Above all, have fun!
'94 Black Z28, 383, 700R4
1999 Champion Oxford Dragway
2002 Champion New England Dragway
11.86 at 112
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