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12/21/10 at 3:33pm
 
Hello guys, I'm getting back into dirt racing when I get out of the Army soon and was wondering if anyone knows of a dirt track driving school on the West Coast.  I figure there has to be something in CA or AZ, but all my searches turn up in Arkansas and the Carolinas.  I'm not sure what car class I'm going to race, but probably Super Stock or Modified, on dirt for sure.  Even if it's a late model school, I'm sure I can benefit from it.  Any ideas?  Thanks!
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Reply #1 - 12/21/10 at 3:47pm
 
Chris Kearns Driving School

Chris Sivesind Driving School

LOL! I really don't know of any schools for Stock Cars or Mods out here.
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Reply #2 - 12/21/10 at 4:45pm
 
Don't go to the first Chris' driving school. Not user friendly..............
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Reply #3 - 12/21/10 at 5:11pm
 
Just get out on the track.  The other drivers will teach ya' everything ya' need to know ........................ LOL
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Reply #4 - 12/21/10 at 6:36pm
 
its not hard to turn left...whats hard is all the dirt in the face... Cheesy
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Reply #5 - 12/21/10 at 7:00pm
 
cory krusman has one down in ventura for midgets & sprints, never heard of any stock car driving skools in cali???
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Reply #6 - 12/22/10 at 5:56am
 
Yah, I did see Kruseman's Sprint car school.  Do you think that would help getting into a Super Stock or Mod? I want to be competitive right off the bat.  

I got a Marine buddy stationed in Yuma who gave me the idea of school because he saw a guy jump into a yellow #08 Super and he won like his third night out beating the track champ.  The word is the guy had never driven a dirt stock car but went back East to a school last summer.  That's what I'm talking about.
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Reply #7 - 12/22/10 at 7:02am
 
I don't think a sprint car school would do much if any good, as the cars are so radically different in power to weight ratio, and set-up

But going to one of the ones you back east might serve you better
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Reply #8 - 12/22/10 at 8:16am
 
This is just my opinion, but I think a chassis school would be far more beneficial then a driving school.  If you know how to make the car work, anyone could do well, but if your a good driver in an ill prepared and set up car, nothing will help. Learn the chassis and set up, the school of hard knocks will finish out the education.

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Reply #9 - 12/22/10 at 8:58am
 
Southerner wrote on 12/22/10 at 5:56am:
Yah, I did see Kruseman's Sprint car school.  Do you think that would help getting into a Super Stock or Mod? I want to be competitive right off the bat.  

I got a Marine buddy stationed in Yuma who gave me the idea of school because he saw a guy jump into a yellow #08 Super and he won like his third night out beating the track champ.  The word is the guy had never driven a dirt stock car but went back East to a school last summer.  That's what I'm talking about.


That guy was a drag racer i heard and Yuma's has had a really high attrition rate since it re-opened. Just from watching I wouldn't say the guy was on the level to win just got lucky, but thats racing. I have only had 1 race myself, it's not that hard but i do agree about getting setup knowledge being better than a driving school.

Good luck tho, hope to see ya out at Cocoopah
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Reply #10 - 12/22/10 at 10:18am
 
Yah, I'll be going to the Yuma track next month to check it out.  My boy there tells me the track prep is nonexistent or the track surface is pure crap- a lot of broke cars.  Sounds like off road racing to me.

How are the Stree Stocks down there, competition and car counts-wise?

Nice looking Nova, BTW.
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Reply #11 - 12/22/10 at 10:30am
 
Thanks, car count for for Yuma street stocks have been about 15-20 cars. As far as the track prep goes, they are starting to get it down. The track was closed for 10 years so the clay base is starting to take hold and if it continues like it was for sat night of the turkey classic it should be really good this spring.
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Reply #12 - 12/22/10 at 10:33am
 
Competition wise, there's alot of new racers, my self included. The top 3 or 4 guys are little ways better than the rest right now but as time goes on comp will get tighter I'm sure
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Reply #13 - 12/22/10 at 10:45am
 
Jimmy Sills also has a sprint car driving school up here at Marysville Raceway and, like hog says, the cars are radically different and may not teach you to drive a stock car  but it will check out your cajones factor before you leap into something.
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Reply #14 - 12/22/10 at 10:47am
 
Yah, I guess a sprint car school wouldn't be a total waste, but it is a good chunk of change.  

I wonder why there aren't any dirt late model or modified schools out west.
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Reply #15 - 12/22/10 at 4:31pm
 
yes cocopah speedway is not the best, bet is getting better. what people need to realize is this track has sat in the desert for close to 11 years and for what it is they are doing a great job and for everyone that races there make sure you let the track crew and promoter know that its getting better with each race and be thankful for this track opening up during this econemy. hope to see you out there, and for the guy in the 08 pro stock he did a great job winning that race even know i wasn't there. its nice to see different drivers win.
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Reply #16 - 12/22/10 at 5:17pm
 
part of racing is prep and the guys that dont finish neglect serious prep like chris said earlier rough tracks have character frank earned his win it wasnt luck he should be a contender next year but like everyone has said on here chassis school would be better bange for your buck i would think
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Reply #17 - 12/22/10 at 5:58pm
 
Racewise is a great school. I went to it last March in Denver and it was 3 days of very very intense learning. It's not a driving school but it's a chassis set up school that teaches you what to do and why... Kelly boen put the class on with Mark from Afco shocks and usually a national driver will be there. Last year it was Jeff taylor who had one of his chasis there.
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Reply #18 - 01/11/11 at 8:07pm
 
If your going to race a mod the Brooks/Shaw school would be the best, it is a day of class learning on chassis setup, and a day on track where you can bring your own car if you want and they will help you get it setup .
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Reply #19 - 01/14/11 at 6:58pm
 
Just a thought -

- If you would like to have the Brooks Shaw Driving School at your local track at least 10 drivers are required ..for a class. For more information on bringing a school to your local track please contact Kevin Shaw via the ..Contact section.

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Reply #20 - 01/25/11 at 4:42pm
 
This is my first season ever in circle track, i built and tuned my Camaro, and I plan on running at the back till im comfortable....any tips from some of you veterans?
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Reply #21 - 01/25/11 at 4:48pm
 
be patient, you have to take the checkered to win. if you take it home in one piece, you can make it better every week. otherwise you will spend all of your time just fixing it. start in the back until you demostrate control and speed. it'll all work out. most of all bring all the good luck you can get,  lol
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