David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/28/17 12:36 p.m.

For years you’ve watched cars circle the track. This year will be different, though: You’re going to go from spectator to participant.

Don’t worry, making that transition doesn’t require old family money or knowledge of some secret handshake. It just takes a little guidance and encouragement–and that’s where we come in.

We’ve been at this game for decades, and know that there are several ways to get involved. Here are some of our favorites: All you’ll need is the car you already own and maybe a couple of bucks.

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iceracer
iceracer UltimaDork
9/28/17 1:07 p.m.

Through in ICE racing for those that are fortunate to live where there is ice.

All you need is a car, helmet and four winter tires.

WildScotsRacing
WildScotsRacing Dork
9/28/17 5:01 p.m.

And remember to always wave at the corner workers on the cool-down lap. No Wave, No Save cheeky

dxman92
dxman92 Reader
9/28/17 7:57 p.m.

If the Red Bull Global Rallycross comes anywhere near you, I'd recommend volunteering to work the event. Did it in August in Atlantic City and highly recommend it.

bmw88rider
bmw88rider SuperDork
9/28/17 9:13 p.m.

If you need any contacts for the local F&C or any other race workers PM me. It's a lot of fun with some really cool experiences like working the point at the top of the corkscrew at leguna seca or the top of the hill at COTA. Great way to learn lines and see pro races for free too. 

ckosacranoid
ckosacranoid Dork
9/29/17 4:19 p.m.

I would say work the local dirt track, there is one pretty much everywhere that always need help with stuff. cool to see some updates on this.

dannyzabolotny
dannyzabolotny Reader
9/29/17 5:43 p.m.

I'm kinda going through some of this now— I went drag racing last week, going drag racing next week. Then once I overhaul my brakes and buy a helmet I'll sign up for NASA and start doing some proper track days. Should be very entertaining to see how my 4000lb car handles it. I have no intention of making it lighter either, since it's my DD.

FPZguy
FPZguy New Reader
5/21/18 6:40 p.m.

In the "old days", you could find road rally's in almost any large town in the states.  They've really decreased in popularity, to the point that National SCCA event only attract 15-20 cars.  Perhaps because they've gradually became so complex only the hard core could compete.  It's a shame, they were really fun and didn't require anything more then a road worthy car and an interest in driving it.

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