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It's been a dream of mine and my brothers to get dirt track cars together and go racing. Only problem was the nearest dirt track was always an 8 hour drive away. A new track was just finished literally Saturday morning as they laid down the last of the clay. It's only 2 hours from my brother and 6 hours from me. So, my brother managed to scrounge up a car and trailer for free in lieu of sponsorship decals on the car. He was literally one of the first to get a car on the track. There's still lots of work to get the track ready for the spring but it's nice to see a track come to life.

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Wow, that looks like fun. I've heard that hobby is more expensive than my boating hobby. LOL
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This is how the car sat since the last time it raced 13 years ago.

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Wow, that looks like fun. I've heard that hobby is more expensive than my boating hobby. LOL
Yes. You definitely don't get rich running the local dirt track. An average price for a similar pure stock car up here ready to race is around 10k. We had been looking for something decent and even a basket case with no engine seat suspension etc in roller form was 3k. So when he found out about this car sitting there he approached the owner (who happens to be a gm dealership) they offered him the car and trailer to use in lieu of sponsorship. I find it funny that he's got a dodge and a Ford in the yard but is sponsored by gm.

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Growing up my uncle was a racer. The #10 was the number he used. I remember being 6 yrs old and spending the winter over at a garage with my dad and uncle building this car. Unfortunately it only ran one season till the local track closed.

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I remember when they were building that blue race car it was just the bare roll cage and suspension all finished up. They had also dropped the motor in and wanted to test it at the track before installing the body. The seat and seatbelt were also not installed yet.

So my uncle headed out on the track slow at first then he couldn't resist. He opened her up to see what she would do. After the 4th lap at full speed he was coming out of turn 4 and hooked a rutt. The car pitched sideways and started to roll. It rolled 4 times before coming to rest on it's side. Now remember there was no seat or seatbelt to hold him in. Somehow he escaped with nothing but a broken nose. The car was laying on it's side with the engine still running. He was laying there inside with his face all bloody. He came to and started shouting to shut off the engine so it didn't blow.

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So my brother has been working on the car all winter and it's almost ready for it's maiden voyage. Its gotten a paint job inside and out. New engine with racing cam. New transmission.

The engine that was in it was only run once 15 years ago in a special run what you brung event. The previous owner put a 10k modified engine in it. So it was a definite sleeper. Lol
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