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08-08-2008, 07:45 AM
On August 23rd I'll be driving a racecar for the first time! In Indianola, IA they have a Cruiser Class which is where they move the gas pedal to the passenger side of a stock car and a two-man team drives it. A buddy and I purchased a 1987 Plymouth Gran Fury (former police car) and it is in the shop getting the roll cage put in today. We still have a lot of work to do in the next two weeks to get our car ready but we WILL have it ready to race. I've never done anything like this before, but I'm sure I'll do fine. I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express one time and I've had lot's of practice on the go-carts in Branson :D My wife's a little worried but excited too I think. If any of you have raced before I welcome any advice. I could also use any racing supplies. Anyway, wish me luck!!

Chief Chief
08-08-2008, 08:18 AM
So the passenger hits the gas pedal and the driver does the steering?

Now that's taking outsourcing to a higher level.

Racing supplies? I've got some bumper stickers from radio stations that you can claim are sponsoring you just so you can impress people.

08-08-2008, 08:37 AM
Awesome. Why don't you go a little further - to my hometown of Knoxville and race a Sprint car instead?

08-08-2008, 08:39 AM
buy a good firesuit

08-26-2008, 07:02 AM
We ended up doing fairly well Saturday. We got 9th out of 13 cars and improved every couple laps. Before I know it I'll be signing babies' foreheads. It was pretty crazy and intimidating at first, but what a lot of fun! Below are some pre-race pics. The guy hasn't sent me the race footage as of yet. I'm the one in the blue firesuit.

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08-26-2008, 07:46 AM
were you able to put a flat screen in that thing?