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How did you decide your race style?

I want to start doing more with my car, actually hitting some tracks once in a while, while still preserving its looks longevity, and useabilty as my DD.

For those that race how did you decide between focusing on road race/autoX or drag?

I'm planning on looking for a decent driving school, then going out for some fun, but I feel like maybe I need to pick one style over the other, especially whenI start choosing additional mods.


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I want to start doing more with my car, actually hitting some tracks once in a while, while still preserving its looks longevity, and useabilty as my DD.

For those that race how did you decide between focusing on road race/autoX or drag?

I'm planning on looking for a decent driving school, then going out for some fun, but I feel like maybe I need to pick one style over the other, especially whenI start choosing additional mods.
for dragging u need alot of power and slicks
for road tracks u need a balance of sticky tires and suspension work


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I am more interested in tracking the car than anything, even though i haven't done so...

Drag racing is eassier and cheaper, thats what I am more involved with that. I'm not sure that you need lots of power and slicks to drag race. I go out probably every other month and still have fun beating up on camaros and challengers without slicks.

Tracking the car ussually needs more money and time... and until I get my house remodelling completed, I dont have much of either... lol

I've been curious to go to an Auto X event just to check it out, one of these days I'll look into it...

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You don't have to pick a style....try them and see which you enjoy more. I always like road racing, but after one time going down the drag strip I was hooked. Going to make mine a street/strip car. Cost wasn't much of a factor as any way you go you'll drop money. Just gotta see what you like doing.

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do you like straight line, street light to street light sort of racing or hitting the twisties on some back roads?

if you enjoy one of those more then other...it'd be a good place to start...

keep in mind most insurances will deny your claim if you wreck you car participating in any sort of tracking event. from the stanpoint drag racing i think drag racing has less variables to wreck your car and thus slightly less risk...but its all taking a chance

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If you decide to do SCCA racing part of the suspension mods will be caster/camber plates. They help save you tires in the turns. Once you do that it would hurt drag racing the car by making you slower. As mentioned before road racing is more of a balance between the suspension and power.

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