What You Need to Know About Your First Motorsport Racer
If you are getting into drag strip or a motorcycle race and you are a beginner, it can be an intimidating experience. Your biggest questions are if you will get other racers mad at you or you will get a crash. These are some of the questions that as a beginner, they must cross your mind. As a beginner, start by selecting a car of your choice and the rest will follow. Make sure that you get prepared both yourself and the car. There are some tips that you can help you in your first time race.
Distinguish Your Sport
Take the motorcycle that you will be using for inspection and make sure that it is safe for the race. The inspection will help you know whether everything is intact. In case you will be having your car, be sure that it is empty. Pump your tires before they are inspected and know the safety rules that go along with the race you are competing.
Get Well Organized
Get prepared by paying for food that you will consume in the event and entry fee also. Remember most of the venues do not have card machines, so it is advisable to carry cash to the event. Arrange for enough gas to take you to and from the event. For you to be on the safe side, it is important to carry your car’s repair manual. Carry with you spare tools and wheels and you will get them out of the boot as you start the race.
Have Light Protective Clothes
It is very necessary to have light protective suit, head gear, shoes among others prepared for the race. You can get information on what is needed for protection at motor sport safety foundation. They will assist you with information on the cost and where to buy the clothes.
Understand The Rules Before You Start The Race
Even if you have attended other races before, you need to go through the rules again. A good example is when you go to race with a vehicle that is not inspected; the organizers will stop you before you finish the race. To prevent the embarrassment, go for car or motorcycle inspection and read the safety rules properly. In case of any arising question, you may ask the organizers to be on the safe side.
Plan Well Before the Event
If it is the first time, go through the map properly. Get the route map printed and plan well about the route to take. Never relay on a smart phone because technology might fail you.