Topic: First-Timers Wanting Local Help? Click Here!
Preparing for your first race can be a bit daunting, but Lemons competitors have built a pretty supportive and broad community capable of helping new teams and captains get to the racetrack and have a good time there. Here's just a really quick way to find some help in your area.
(1) Post here in the Lemons Newcomers section and include your general location in the subject line. Something like "New Team in Seattle Looking for Local Help" should suffice. In the body/text, include the kind of car (or maybe which car you're considering if you're not there) and what kind of help you're looking for (cage builder, preparation advice, or just someone in the area who knows what you're going for and can help with things you haven't even thought of).
(2) Check out the Teams Looking for Drivers section of the forum if you need drivers. People are always looking for cars to drive.
(3) Ideally, ask for help more than like two weeks before the race. Other teams are also thrashing to get their veteran cars to the race, too, and more time will give them some flexibility. Yeah, we know sometimes that's not super easy.
(4) If you're not getting anywhere on the Forum after three or four days, drop me a line (forum mail here or firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll see if a trusted local team can help out. The Forum members are quite good at getting you help, but if you're striking out, I can try a bit of matchmaking.
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