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Old 09-26-2019, 09:57 PM
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Iíve been off and on with this hobby for a while now and I finally decided to quit racing Moto after 25+yrs and fully make this my main hobby. Itís so similar to MX but without the hospital bills, lol, and being an automotive technician for a living I love working on the cars and tuning. Iíve never raced before but Iíve been driving for a little bit and I just would like to know how to get into racing. I know of a few tracks like Medina RC track, and the RC factory near Columbus but what other tracks or what not. I donít mind driving Iím used to it from Moto. I checked LiveRC and tried searching this forum but it was pretty vague. Hereís my backyard track I built a few years ago. I just plowed it so I have a fresh canvas for a new layout next year. Any tips would be much appreciated 🍻🍻🍻🍻
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You mentioned the RC factory in Jeffersonville, do you live in Ohio? Iím not far from there in Maineville Oh near Kings Island. Awesome home track!😎🍻
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I live about 30min west from Cleveland. And thank you. my grandfather and I put a lot of time into it 🙂👍👍
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I did just recently see that my old favorite MX track, beans rd in southern Ohio built a badass track and Iíll start heading back down there but god damn its gonna be hard going there without my bikes 😭😭😭😭
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Is Stateline still around?
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If you know of any local hobby shops in the area, it wouldnít be a bad idea to stop by and ask - Iím sure a good portion of their clientele probably races, and as such, theyíll know where.

As for racing, I would encourage you to go by a track as a spectator one day, and just get to know the folks. I think youíll find more often than not that racers are more than willing to answer questions. Just donít ask the guy who probably looks like heís in the middle of having to rebuild his entire buggy for the next heat, lol.

If you definitely decide that you want to race, check with the track/race organizer, but chances are, youíll probably need a ROAR membership. For ROAR affiliated tracks, the biggest perk for them is insurance backed by ROAR, and as such, they require all participants to be ROAR Registered. You can probably get that done right there at the track.

After that? Well, I guess itís just getting yourself organized to make sure you have everything you need for a day at the track - but then with your Moto experience, youíve probably got that part nailed.

Good Luck, and Happy Racing! Iím just pulling things together to return to the hobby myself, so I know that anticipation of wanting to get going - itís crazy that I feel that excitement all over again.
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Thanks a lot man Iím gonna head to a few races and talk to some of the better racers and see what they have to say. I really appreciate the help
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