Originally Posted by Danny Serafini
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.
sucks it didn't pan out for you. i do have my sights set on the ARCA Truck Series. i think that's about the same class as the F2000 series lol. not a whole of Nascar drivers come out of the ARCA trucks and i don't think any of the current ATS drivers race any level higher (Nascar and ARCA stock cars). but it's cheap (well, i've seen trucks being sold for $18,000 that can run a couple of seasons and the race entry fees are only $70-ish), and it's based out of the midwest. mainly racing in the Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan areas
sounds right up my ally! just need to lose a little weight, up my endurance, learn how to drive, and hit the lottery lol