What You Need to Know During Your First Motor Race
If you are getting into drag strip or a motorcycle race and you are a beginner, it can be an intimidating experience. The question is will you make other racers mad or crash with others? These are some of the questions that as a beginner, they must cross your mind. As a competitor, you must start from somewhere and it is important if you can get a car of your choice. Make sure that you get prepared both yourself and the car. Here are some steps to follow to make your race a success.
Distinguish Your Sport
Make sure that you make the motorcycle inspected well before the start of the race. The inspection makes sure that the motorcycle is functioning well and it has good breaks, battery and no gas leakage. In case you will be having your car, be sure that it is empty. Be sure of the safety rules concerning the race you are engaging in and pump your tires before inspection.
Get Well Prepared
Pay the required entry fee and other necessities like emergency gas and food. Carry only cash to the event as there might be no cash machines. 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. You can also carry spare tire and other tools that you may need, but you will have to remove them from the boot before the race starts.
Have Light Protective Clothes
It is important for you to have a protective helmet, jacket, racing wear, and shoes when racing. 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.
Get Familiar With The Rules Before The Race
Even if you have attended other races before, you need to go through the rules again. For example, if you go to the race with a vehicle that is not inspected, you will not be allowed to finish the race. To prevent the embarrassment, go for car or motorcycle inspection and read the safety rules properly. If you will have a question, it is advisable to ask the organizers.
Get Well Organized For the Journey
If this will be your first chance to use the road, check 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.