New guy interested in Auto X
Hi everyone, nice forum you have going here. I have been lurking here for a few weeks doing some reading and searching and have a few questions:
First a little background. I am/was a drag racer and come from the LS1 camp ( I had a 2001 SS Camaro that runs mid 11's). Due to some changes in my family situation I will not be hitting the drag strip much (kids, house, wife etc). So I am getting rid of my SS for a 93 Notch. The car currently has a bunch of suspension stuff done to it (MM PHB, Tokico shocks, STB's front and back, stiffer springs but I do not know the rate, more I am sure but don't really know off the top of my head). My plan is to put on the MM TQ arm set up, from what I am seeing it seems to be a really good way to go. The car also has a mild cam, Vortec V2 SQ blower, Anderson power pipe and other bolt ons, also a MM bolt in 6 point roll bar (which I will be removing). My goal is to have a really fun street car, the SS was fun but the drag set up was getting old, and to maybe do an auto x here and there. I know the mods to car will bump it up in class quite a bit and I know most regional clubs are pretty forgiving when it comes to newbs.
Can someone tell me what class I would be in? Also if anyone is in the Chicago area, what are some clubs in the area and where do they race? Right now I know the car is prepped way beyond my driving and that is where the biggest improvement will be, but I am willing to learn. Like I said my number one goal is to have a fun street car that handles well, I want to be able to put the kids in it once in a while and just take them for a cruise, but I also want to be able to do a few auto cross events in the summer. Thanks in advance and sorry for the long post.