|GET OUT OF THE STANDS
AND INTO THE ACTION!
easy to get involved in minicup racing because minicups race nationwide.
The best thing to do is check out websites like this and then go visit a
local track or two. The quickest way to learn at the track is to get down
into the pits and talk to the local racers. These are the guys you will
race with week in and week out if you decide to go racing. You’ll find
that most are very friendly and would welcome you into the sport. As an
"entry level" class, you'll find that there are a lot of "newbies" in the
pits and they'll be glad to welcome you into the sport.
a shot of the pits at Old Dominion Speedway. Looks like Winston Cup
doesn't it? The difference is you can afford to race minicups.
Thanks to Ron Edmonds for this excellent photo.
You will probably find a minicup dealer or two at the track. Try to get
to know them because they'll be your best friend as you get started.
You'll have 1000 questions and they will probably know the answer to every
one. Still, if money is tight, you might want to consider buying a
used minicup car.
A brand new minicup car will probably cost between $8000 and $9000 from
a dealer. If you find a used car for sale you will probably pay between
$2000 and $4500. Buying used will not only save money up front, but it
often means you get spare parts and supplies that would cost a lot if you
had to buy them brand new. Remember also that brand new cars get "used"
very quickly on the racetrack anyway.
If you need minicup parts, be sure to check out the Baby Grand website.
They have the best prices on minicup tires, wheels, and other parts and
most everything is in stock ready for same day shipping. To visit
their parts page,