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Re: Trying to get into motorsports

Post by c4 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:39 pm

stand at the back gate on a friday night with a cardboard sign........WILL WORK FOR PIT PASS.
you might be surprised :idea:

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Re: Trying to get into motorsports

Post by c4 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:20 pm

Shibbyshwa_21 wrote:Is that what you do each week c4? :poking: :laughing7:
chit no....but it IS how i got my present 4 star crew.....just check these guys out...professional all the way......Image

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Re: Trying to get into motorsports

Post by Skinner » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:28 pm

Looking ahead a few years...

(L to R).....
Drak, 1080, and 420.... :laughing7:
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Re: Trying to get into motorsports

Post by c4 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:31 pm

Skinner wrote:Looking ahead a few years...

(L to R).....
Drak, 1080, and 420.... :laughing7:
look closer skin-o.......dats baltimore, 10.80 and odie......










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Re: Trying to get into motorsports

Post by Skinner » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:33 pm

Even better yet.... :cwm4:

Sorry we took this off topic.... :handoverhead:
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Re: Trying to get into motorsports

Post by c4 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:36 pm

Skinner wrote:Even better yet.... :cwm4:

Sorry we took this off topic.... :handoverhead:
yeah....me too :shifty:

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Re: Trying to get into motorsports

Post by Heather » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:39 pm

wow... look at those moobs
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Re: Trying to get into motorsports

Post by Hammer130 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:31 pm

Actually the dude in the center is the one and only Gary Ross....Skinner??? how bout it! :roflmao:
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Re: Trying to get into motorsports

Post by Sprint 76 » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:36 pm

I'm an ME up at PSU graduating in December, and the SAE team is a great way to learn some basics, however even up here where it's taken very seriously, there's still not a whole lot of attention paid to vehicle dynamics. For a basic overview of dirt track suspension and handling characteristics, check out Steve Smith's books. They cover alot of the basic topics, and for the most part are pretty close with their explanations of racecar dynamics (although there are a few things I feel they're wrong on.) The best way for you to learn would be to find a team based locally around you, and just ask them if you could stop by the shop when they're there during the week to help out. Lots of teams could use somebody anxious to learn.

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Re: Trying to get into motorsports

Post by 1080 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:42 am

Nice crew C4......

There are some good responses on here Marty from good people.....just don't go to the same tactics school of Sprint76 or his fendered Pop! :cheers2:
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Re: Trying to get into motorsports

Post by Sprint 76 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:16 pm

1080 wrote:Nice crew C4......

There are some good responses on here Marty from good people.....just don't go to the same tactics school of Sprint76 or his fendered Pop! :cheers2:
He asked about setups, not driving, so he should be alright taking our advice.. :poking:

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Re: Trying to get into motorsports

Post by Dave Bolger #18 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:49 pm

Contact Judy Bates in the #121. Jack would be a pretty good guy to learn the basics from. They are the closest sprint car team I know of near you. But you should look for a Stock Car team running on one of the major circuits. Theres no money in being a sprintcar mechanic, at least not for most. But there are alot more support jobs in say Indy or Nascar racing. A lot more jobs and I hear they are always looking for young talent.
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Re: Trying to get into motorsports

Post by racer33 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:19 am

martymoose,

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Re: Trying to get into motorsports

Post by Bicknell55 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:29 pm

I'm surprised to hear your SAE teams don't pay attention to vehicle dynamics. The best thing to do is make as many contacts in the industry as you can along with helping out on local car. Week to week stuff will teach you the ins and outs of getting a car to track and you'll certainly learn more about how things work. I would help as much as you can with the FSAE team. Show them what they should be concentrating on if you feel they are lacking in some aspects. I helped both the FSAE team and Mini Baja team at my school before I graduated in '06 with a Mech Eng degree. I also had a co-op at a professional racing team that was very enjoyable. One thing to keep in mind though, motorsports is a very tough industry and there isn't a lot of job security from year to year depending on the economy and sponsors. Send me a PM if you'd like to chat more.
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