Car racing is one of the few sports packed with lots of excitement and adrenaline.
Racing provides a safe and legal platform to drive fast, hard and competitively.
Just like other sports, learning how to drive a race car earlier increases your chance of succeeding at racing.
You can still get into car racing as an adult and become a professional car race driver or engage in competitive races.
Here’re measurable steps to become a successful car racer:
4 Measurable Steps to Become a Professional Car Race Driver
I. Learn the fundamentals of car racing
Get your hands at go-kart driving
Try go-kart driving to determine if racing is something you find interesting.
It’s affordable and easy to access; a go-kart course costs anything from $20 to $30 to learn how to race.
If you realize you don’t like the sports, there isn’t much to lose.
Transition to driving real karts from taking go-kart courses.
Unlike an actual race car, a kart race is more cost-effective and easier to maintain. You get to race regularly while improving your racing skills.
Find out more information about kart races at your local race track. You may also find regular kart races to hone your skills.
Here, you can attract racing teams and potential sponsors.
Find a reputable and quality racing class; make sure it has positive reviews. Check with your local race track for regular classes.
If you aren’t sure about your future or interest in car racing, take up a single-day course. Otherwise, opt for longer courses to learn the techniques and skills you need to become a good driver.
Never speed excessively or race your car on public roads to avoid putting yourself and other drivers in danger.
You can still drive your car to hone your racing skills.
Practice applicable lessons you learned in your racing classes.
II. Transition to race car competition
Sign up with a local Sports Car Club of America (SCCA)
Join a local SCCA chapter to race and compete with actual race cars instead of karts. Ranging from auto-crossing to amateur competitions, SCCA organizes regular racing events at its tracks countrywide.
Visit the official SCCA website to join. You’ll fill out a form and pay $65 membership fee, including up to $25 worth of regional fees.
Go for physical examination to ensure you’re fit for car racing.
If you’re a beginner, buy a cheap car and get it outfitted for racing. Acquire safety equipment such as a 5-point seatbelt and a roll cage to fit into the car to make it race-ready.
Hire a professional to do a pre-purchase car inspection before paying for it.
Consider older sports car models such as Porsche 914s to practice driving. You can also buy a new, fully-outfitted sports car.
Alternatively, rent a race car with a reputable rental service to reduce your expenses.
Buy all the necessary safety gear and equipment you need for your races and get an SCCA official to check and approve them. They include:
Check your local SCCA events schedule for lined up competitions. Sign up for as many races and competitions as possible both locally and in other cities.
Race at least thrice within a couple of years at your local SCCA chapter before you can apply for a competition license.
III. Practice to make racing skills perfect
Practice racing on a daily basis
Practice at least five times every week or once or twice if you want to become an amateur racer. Sign up for local race events or use simulator to practice.
Use racing videos, books and professional races to learn more about racing, including new trends and mental dimensions.
Record your races to watch later and see what needs improvement.
Protect your identity from fraudsters as you climb up the racing ladder. Malicious people can easily use your identity for malice, especially as you gain popularity in the racing world.
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There’s always something new to learn about racing. Take advanced classes to push yourself to new racing horizons.
Workout your body daily to get in shape for the endurance sport. Include both muscular and endurance trainings in your workout plan.
Eat healthy meals, get enough sleep, and keep your body hydrated to gain the stamina you need to engage in long, hot races.
IV. Work on becoming a professional car racer
Find a racing team or sponsor to cover your expenses in exchange for part of your winnings. Get a mechanic to service your car pre, during, and post races.
With a good reputation, join big races. Lots of work go into becoming a successful car racer; have fun along the way because that’s what racing is all about.
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