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Tips to get started racing
Jul 29th, 2018 at 3:11pm
 
Iím looking to get into road racing at mission, Iíve done a few track days in my brz and looking to take the course next year and move into road racing.
What car should I be looking to get started in? I saw a crx for sale, is there any way to have a street legal car that I can throw temporary plates on so I donít need a car trailer as well?
I am assuming I wouldnít want to run my brz other than for the course next spring.
Iíve read a bit about classes but am a little confused were to start.

Any tips would be appreciated.

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Shawn
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Reply #1 - Jul 29th, 2018 at 8:34pm
 
Shawn;

Have a look at these links from our website. They should give you some good basic info to get started, then you can asked some specific questions.

www.sccbc.net/get-involved-2/driver-training/
www.sccbc.net/get-involved-2/cars-classes/
www.sccbc.net/get-involved-2/driver-training/driver-training-faq/



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Reply #2 - Aug 3rd, 2018 at 4:56pm
 
I've coached two Novice of the Year driver's in the past and it's my
CRX that's for sale (or rent).
PM me with any information you need.
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Reply #3 - Apr 8th, 2019 at 5:55pm
 
Bring this thread back from the dead....
I completed the driver training course last weekend and am now trying to plan my next moves. I was talking to Robbie with the Formula Vee and it seems that route is a lower operating cost vs the other classes (correct me if I am wrong) so I am thinking of trying a novice race and renting one after purchasing my safety gear (looking for anything used as well).

  I donít suppose there is anyway to run a street legal car in any classes, I see down in the states they have a popular class for the brz and frs cars ( I had the Silver BRZ last weekend) which would have its ups and downs I would imagine.

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Reply #4 - Apr 9th, 2019 at 6:42am
 
Hey Shawn,

Iím not aware of any classes that will allow you to run your street car on the track without putting the necessary safety gear in. There is however a CACC discipline Called time attack that allows you to run your street car at Mission Raceway without forking over copious amounts of money to get your car fitted with a roll cage, seat, etc...

It was a pleasure to meet you this weekend, if you have any questions regarding the FVee or what is needed to get on track, feel free to Email me at robsterlobster66@gmail.com, send me a PM here, or shoot us a note on out Arthur Motorsports Facebook page!
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Reply #5 - Apr 9th, 2019 at 10:57am
 
Check those rules. I thought Time Attack did require cages ?
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Reply #6 - Apr 9th, 2019 at 12:31pm
 
bunracer wrote on Apr 9th, 2019 at 10:57am:
Check those rules. I thought Time Attack did require cages ?


Time Attack with Passing requires cages, 5 point harnesses, driving suits, gloves, etc.  Time Attack No Passing is more relaxed and does not  require a cage.
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Reply #7 - Apr 10th, 2019 at 5:54pm
 
Hi Shaun,
I have a Civic for sale which is a great car to get started in. Easy to drive and very competitive. I'm also connected to a group that offers track side support during race weekends if that's something that interests you.
PM me if you'd like more info. The Civic is also listed in the For Sale link on this forum.

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Reply #8 - May 8th, 2019 at 6:59am
 
I ended up picking up a miata and safety gear. Now Iím just looking for a few more small things to finish up what I need to get and Iím ready for the track.
Hope to get my car to tech inspection soon. Can anyone answer if I need to take it to the race #2 in June or is it possible to take it to the next time attack and have it teched  then, I would prefer to do that so I can enter the June race and not worry about failing tech inspection and not being able to race.
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Reply #9 - May 8th, 2019 at 5:30pm
 
Hi Shawn.†
Excellent choice of cars (but I might be biased).† I don't believe the CACC tech crew are out at the TA events, but I might be wrong about that.† They will certainly be at the CACC#2 in June, but if your car is new to racing, there is a reasonable chance that it would require something before being allowed on the track.† Did it come with a CACC logbook?
You might try contacting one or 2 of the tech guys who are active on this forum to see if you can arrange something outside of their event hours if you want to be confident of passing tech in June.

Try contacting TECHMAN or Mike_the_Oldest, from this forum, or you could post a request to Tech Corner on this forum.

Cheers,
Rod.†

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Reply #10 - May 9th, 2019 at 3:50am
 
Contact either Jim Kurtz  at j.kurtz@shaw.ca or myself (Mike Currie) at michael_currie@telus.net

Before doing that, make sure you're familiar with the rule book.

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