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« on: February 10, 2016, 09:51:39 PM »
I'm hoping I might be able to make it in for a race this year. Really making the push as my grandfather is sick and he used to run Superstocks back in the 70s.  It's something I always wanted to do while he was alive. 

So my question is how much power is needed to even keep up? I know I don't have the money to win but I'm happy coming in dead last.  It's all for fun.  I just don't want to be in the way.  Thanks in advance.


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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 10:07:46 PM »
I'm hoping I might be able to make it in for a race this year. Really making the push as my grandfather is sick and he used to run Superstocks back in the 70s.  It's something I always wanted to do while he was alive. 

So my question is how much power is needed to even keep up? I know I don't have the money to win but I'm happy coming in dead last.  It's all for fun.  I just don't want to be in the way.  Thanks in advance.

Depends who you want to "keep up with".

Honestly, the challenge is completing all the laps and making all the starts.

You must start to finish and you have to finish to win.

I feel you won't get made a fool of with a very reliable 500hp. It depends on the venue, but handling and consistency are a larger priority from my limited exposure. More so than straightaway speed anyway.

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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2016, 10:14:02 PM »
Depends who you want to "keep up with".

Honestly, the challenge is completing all the laps and making all the starts.

You must start to finish and you have to finish to win.

I feel you won't get made a fool of with a very reliable 500hp. It depends on the venue, but handling and consistency are a larger priority from my limited exposure. More so than straightaway speed anyway.

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Thanks gt.  I was thinking around 500 hp. I think I can get my motor up to about 500 or 550. I doubt I would be able to make every race. But I'd like to get a start and get my feet wet and eventually go full time with it. Gotta start somewhere right?

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2016, 10:19:51 PM »
Gotta start somewhere right?


That's what I keep telling myself.

Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

What race are you considering making?

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2016, 10:23:58 PM »
Long Beach would be nice.  Since it's close to me. I know Parker is next month I could have the boat ready but I doubt I would have the gear and safety equipment by then.  I'd like to get some practice time in on my own as well.

Im still reading the rules and regs.  I'd hate to get to a race and get turned away.

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2016, 10:30:27 PM »
Long Beach would be nice.  Since it's close to me. I know Parker is next month I could have the boat ready but I doubt I would have the gear and safety equipment by then.  I'd like to get some practice time in on my own as well.

Im still reading the rules and regs.  I'd hate to get to a race and get turned away.

Reach out to terrytav or 76 Bonneville,  they will point you in the right direction and may be able to assist in obtaining the right safety equipment.

Good luck!

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2016, 10:33:07 PM »
Thanks. I'll have to do that. 

 


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