Topic: New Team in NJ - advice
3 other friends and I just picked up our car. It's an 86' AW11 with a bit of rust and soon to have a lot of elbow grease. Our plan is to start with the NJMP race this season and then hopefully roll into the other 2 northeast races this summer. We have all our receipts and saved the craigslist ad to help in defending the price of our car. We've also gone through the rules a number of times and feel fairly comfortable knowing what we need to change/add so that our car will pass tech (most nervous about the roll cage). Additionally each of us is slowly acquiring SFI rated racing gear to be legal. After all that work, we'd hat to not be able to race. I've seen that there are a few races where teams get waitlisted/rejected due to too many applicants for a race. Is this an issue at the NJ race?
I've seen that teams with good themes get priority. Our number one mission is to get the car ready for a safe, fun weekend of racing. That in mind, how much time should we put into a theme?