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I am new to the car scene, and I want to learn more about racing, in particular about drag racing. Where does everyone go to find out the newest, and most relevant information about the sport on the web?

posted by  kansas83

You don't need "the newest, and most relevant information about the sport on the web", you need to get involved with your local racing community. Where do you live? City and state only, I don't want your address.

posted by  vwhobo

I live In Kansas City Missouri

posted by  kansas83

Well then, you're in luck. First you need to know what is available track wise near you. You have three tracks withing a reasonable distance, one of which you've already found. KCIR (http://www.kcir.net/~kcir/content/), Heartland Park (http://hpt.com//store/catalog/drag.php) and US 36 (http://www.us36raceway.com/drag_strip_home.htm). Heartland Park is an especially nice facility that hosts NHRA professional racing annually, but they'll all have weekly racing that you can be involved in.

If you really want to learn more, the best way is to get directly involved. First you need to attend some races to kind of see how things work, then start introducing yourself around. As you get to know some of the racers you'll find out who lives near you and most importantly who could use some help. Bingo, you in on the bottom level and on track to learning by doing.

posted by  vwhobo

I will have to check out heartland and see what they having going on this weekend

posted by  kansas83

Looking at the schedule the place to be this weekend will be KCIR. That's a pretty serious money race there. Should be cars from all over to compete.

posted by  vwhobo

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