Racing

Racing

Street racing is illegal. They can impound your car. They can arrest you for reckless driving. If some idiot you’re racing crashes, there’s stories of you being blamed and charged with killing them even though they’re the idiots that crashed. I totally disagree with that. Anyway. People die all the time racing either crashing their car or the other driver crashes. Sometimes even innocent people are caught up in it get hurt while other people are racing. The cops are always after racers. Read more about the consequences.

 This site does not at all encourage you to race with you car. This isn’t a page encouraging you to race and giving you tips. 

 If you want to race, you really should just go find a track and race your car at the track.You have to pay a track fee and it eats up tires pretty quickly. When I went (one time) they have a whole class prior to driving and they did a ridealong in my car. They drove my car for me and showed me how to drive it. I also got to ride in their car and they showed me how to drive the track. They even gave me a picture of me driving (for $20). It’s pretty expensive though. It was at least $1,000 for one race day. But I really felt like I learned my car and feel a lot more safe driving my car and knowing what it is capable of.

 Drag racing

You can find tracks sometimes to take your car to and do drag races for a fee. Look it up.

 Racing Notes/Thoughts

  • Don’t race if you have no idea what you’re doing. When the Subaru WRX came out, there were quite a few around town that were crashed because idiots got a 5 second car and had no idea how to drive it. That’s why you go get training at a real race track.
  • When I raced at the track, someone had a brand new Nissan 370z (?) and managed to drive it off the track in the very first turn and had to tow it away. It was hilarious.
  • If you do race on the streets, look around for cops before racing. I’ve seen people race right in front of cops a few times. There’s even youtube videos. It’s hilarious.
  • Make sure your car is in good repair (tires/brakes esp).
  • Racing on the streets is ultimately pointless. At least at a track you can get a printout of your stats or brake some track record or race against people that are racing also. The only thing you get out of it is sticking it to someone or showing them their car isn’t as cool as they think.
    If someone can obviously beat you, don’t race them. It’s not worth the danger or “trying” to win. It’s not worth the consequences.
  • Don’t race drunk people. I had a car of people heading back from an event. This muscle car at a stop light started reving their engine and yelling out of the car. Then when the light changed, they screwed up their left turn, spun out, then went down the wrong street. It was hilarious. I didn’t even race them.
  • If the other person seems completely out of control (all over the road, yelling things, hanging out of their windows), don’t race.
  • Don’t race if you see pedestrians around.
  • Don’t race in populated areas.
  • Don’t sit there at an intersection roasting your tires. That’s enough to be charged for racing.
  • Don’t race in between other cars that are just driving and not participating.
  • Don’t race on the wrong side of the road.
  • Don’t race around blind corners, or up and down hills, only race down straight paths.
  • Don’t race with passengers in the car. So often you hear stories of someone racing and they kill their friend or worse kids or family members. Don’t risk their lives trying to race someone. Passengers also weigh your car down causing it to be slower. Racing is a solo sport unless it’s some sort of race that involves a navigator.
  • Don’t race in the rain.
  • Freeway racing is pretty dangerous, esp around slower cars. But I see it done. It’s safer than racing around a mountain road like Basic Instinct but still very dangerous because it’s done at high speed. At least the road is set up to handle high speeds. If you’re racing in and out between cars, it’s pretty dangerous and not recommended.
  • Be responsible, in that don’t push the race too far. Take it up to say 50-65 mph then quit. You can race to as fast as your car can go, but that’s not safe or worth it, especially since the race is typically decided in the first 1-3 gears.
  • never race your car up to speeds over 90-100mph. You lose your license for a year? They take your car. I was at traffic court in 2005 and someone had a ticket for this and the judge had no sympathy for them whatsoever. It screwed their insurance too.
  • Loser Fly By – Often when people lose, they travel by super fast showing you they can drive faster, despite obviously losing the race.
  • Sometimes people start following you if you win a race because they’re so mad. That’s another reason to avoid racing. If someone follows you for whatever reason, lead them to somewhere public or to the police. One time someone was following me, and I kept doing U-Turns until they got sick of them and left me alone.
  • If you think someone is following you home, take a weird way home. Make lots of turns and determine if the person is really following you. Don’t lead them to your home. Just go somewhere else if you think they’re going to follow you home. Road rage people are very dangerous and they’re esp common in California.

 If you race, don’t be surprised if all bad things happen to you such as taking your car or jail.


One Response to “Racing”

  1. acuralegend says:

    I raced a Masseretti recently. I typically don’t, but I will probably never get a chance to see how my car keeps pace with something like that ever again.

    He smoked me, but I was able to stay within 4-6 lengths behind him. I got up to 125 or so, no telling how fast he was going.

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    I’ve driven in California since 1991. I’ve spent many trips running up and down the state as well as driving in many other states. After all of this driving, I became fed up with how bad California drivers on. I wanted to point out what they do to either help change a few drivers or at least entertain the rest of the world with Californian’s horrible driving.

    I’m located in Orange County in a couple of the richest areas. I see every type of car that is out there in this area. It’s like a car show. Going to a car show isn’t exciting anymore because you see most of the cars driving around anyway. I also work at a place where people buy all the different types of cars. We have Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Lotus, etc. So you can even see a lot of the cars in the work parking lot.

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