Topic: New Team in Texas needing a hand.
I am the driver for a new team here in Texas. We want to run at Texas for sure this year maybe another race maybe also illinois I wanted to know how to get safety equipment dirt cheap. I may be able ti find a sponsor but they want to know what the attendance is so they know how many eyes would be on their products. I even have a local custom car shop willing to possibly donate a tuning kit. But they want their badging on the quarter panel. I have found myself an old Monte Carlo SS that I can run in the race that is mostly there and I can get for less than the limit, and my mechanics tell ne after we sell the interior pieces we can put a lot of 'go fast' pieces in and stay on budget. But some of this safety equipment looks like it will be what keeps us out of the race because $500 total all in is my budget. I'm not a mechanic but my crew tells me it will cost $5,400 to buy all of it new thats more than my daily driver (also a Monte Carlo SS) is worth, and I don't have that kind of money. I was wondering what leads anyone might have an sponsors down here in texas donations for safety gear or if anyone knew a spot to get good discounts. This is my first time running this kind of racing sure as a dumb kid I souped my first car up and raced it on the streets like dummy.....but this is my first stab at organized racing.