Originally Posted by Spider Tre
i'm only 18 so i have still have a lot of time to get things accomplished.
the one thing i'd like to do one day is become a Nascar driver but what bums me out, is that Ryan Blaney is about a month younger than me and making big in Nascar, while i have never driven a car in my life lol. there's plenty of other talent younger than me on their way to the top 3 stages of Nascar. plus, it's also very, very expensive. anyone got $20,000? lol
i don't know, i want to accomplish something in sports, but at my age (athletes start working on their craft at very young ages) and size (5'3"), there's not a whole lot of avenues to turn to.
I was on that path once upon a time, except my goal was Indy Cars. I made it as far up as a few races in the F2000 series (for those of you not familiar with the open wheel ladder system, I was the equivalent of an "organizational guy" at Bakersfield), but didn't get any further. I'm 38 now, so I'm long past my "sell by" date as an aspiring pro racer, but there are still plenty of ways to go out and race. To be totally honest, with your lack of experience and money (my god this sport takes a lot of money if you want to move up) you've got an extremely small chance of moving up to the big time. I started at 10, and I was considered old for starting then. But you don't have to bail on the sport just because you're not a big time NASCAR driver. Even if you're just running a junker at your local short track, once you get behind the wheel you'll never want to leave. You don't have to be big time to get so much enjoyment out of it, just do whatever you're able to and you'll love it. There's an old saying - "racing is life, everything else is just waiting." It's soooooo true.