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Old 07-23-2010, 07:59 AM   #21
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I meant.... you see people who ride level 2 or B group and still are very very slow and have horrible lines...I have done a few track days but I dont think Im ready to bump up to the next level..
I agree if you wanna race and you have the cash do it...but the freshman B team quarterback play varsity..cause he dropped cash on a class...
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i'd like to add a few words. don't let your ego dictate why or when you should race. you race because you want to experience something you love at a higher level. it's very rare that someone just goes out there and wins right off the bat....and there will always be someone BETTER than you.

if you think you're ready.....you're ready. it ain't just about being the fastest guy out there, it's also about the experiences, the adventures, and the time spent with a great group of people.

as a novice, i won almost every race i entered. this is my first year as an expert, and i'm still looking for my first expert win. even the podiums come far and between, but that does not discourage me from not going out there and giving it my all. i like to win and do good also, but i also enjoy spending the weekend with some of the greatest people EVER.
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I meant.... you see people who ride level 2 or B group and still are very very slow and have horrible lines...I have done a few track days but I dont think Im ready to bump up to the next level..
I agree if you wanna race and you have the cash do it...but the freshman B team quarterback play varsity..cause he dropped cash on a class...
I don't think you fully understand how the whole licensing process works.

First, indeed, you need to take the CMRA racing school. You will get a yellow shirt, that yellow shirt tells people you are new and in the process of getting your license. You have to pass the written test and also complete the rest of the day and mock race without crashing. Once you complete that, you get your racing school certificate but, the process is far from over.

Once you have completed that, you need to submit your application to the CMRA to gain the status of Provisional Novice. You won't lose that status until you complete the rest of the safety requirements, which are: complete 4 races in 2 different weekends without crashing and complete two days of Corner working. Until then you must wear (proudly) that yellow shirt.

I assume you would say that CW is only a way for the CMRA to save money, which indeed is one of the reasons it is done; however, CW allows you to see the different aspects of racing. You get to see what the "Texas' gods" do to be so fast, etc. Overall, it is part of the learning curve, which makes you a safer racer when you are in the track.

After all that process, then you can be called a Novice Racer. So, no, it is not only a matter of paying 75 bucks to race.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:05 AM   #27
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I don't think you fully understand how the whole licensing process works.

First, indeed, you need to take the CMRA racing school. You will get a yellow shirt, that yellow shirt tells people you are new and in the process of getting your license. You have to pass the written test and also complete the rest of the day and mock race without crashing. Once you complete that, you get your racing school certificate but, the process is far from over.

Once you have completed that, you need to submit your application to the CMRA to gain the status of Provisional Novice. You won't lose that status until you complete the rest of the safety requirements, which are: complete 4 races in 2 different weekends without crashing and complete two days of Corner working. Until then you must wear (proudly) that yellow shirt.

I assume you would say that CW is only a way for the CMRA to save money, which indeed is one of the reasons it is done; however, CW allows you to see the different aspects of racing. You get to see what the "Texas' gods" do to be so fast, etc. Overall, it is part of the learning curve, which makes you a safer racer when you are in the track.

After all that process, then you can be called a Novice Racer. So, no, it is not only a matter of paying 75 bucks to race.
I think Pyro is aware of all the requirements to get a license. I think he is talking about forking over the bucks for a race weekend, even though...knowing all the time that you arent that fast...and arent going to contend with anyone, instead just doing it for the experience.

At least that is what I assume he meant.

I know Im not the fastest guy...and if I had the cash flow to race...I would already have my prov nov and would have entered some races this year for the experience. I would assume that (as with any sport) I would not be winning...but hopefully as I gain experience racing, I would at least move up in standing some. , even if I had 8-10th place, I would be proud of it.
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i'd like to add a few words. don't let your ego dictate why or when you should race. you race because you want to experience something you love at a higher level. it's very rare that someone just goes out there and wins right off the bat....and there will always be someone BETTER than you.

if you think you're ready.....you're ready. it ain't just about being the fastest guy out there, it's also about the experiences, the adventures, and the time spent with a great group of people.

as a novice, i won almost every race i entered. this is my first year as an expert, and i'm still looking for my first expert win. even the podiums come far and between, but that does not discourage me from not going out there and giving it my all. i like to win and do good also, but i also enjoy spending the weekend with some of the greatest people EVER.
I BELIEVE I am ready. I am consistent on the track. Rarely ever venture from my race line and am usually one of the smoothest on the track. I have so far turned a 1:29 at MSRC, 2:08 at ECR, and 2:09 at TWS (Texas World Speedway).

Granted those times are slow for race pace but after looking at times from the CMRA results, I wouldnt be in last place. And who knows, maybe I need the "competition" factor to turn faster times.

I have the cashflow to race without a sweat and I would like to get the experience.

FYI, Im going for my license on Sept. 6th at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and hoping to run my first sprint races on Halloween also at TWS (Texas World Speedway)
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i actually,dare i say,enjoyed the CW .
not that im gonna volunteer to do it,but gives me piece of mind to know how its done and that the people out there are actually working and looking for OUR best interest.
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