Car racing is one of the most exhilarating sports in the world. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most difficult sports to get started in. There is actually a rather length checklist that you need to go through, before getting started in car racing. In today’s blog post, we will be looking at the major categories of items in that checklist.
First in the checklist you need to go through before getting started in car racing are the logistical items. To begin with, you (quite obviously) need to have a suitable car for racing purposes. You may have to buy one. Or someone — a sponsor perhaps — could give you one. Or you could hire one… The car in question may be an ordinary petrol powered automotive. Or it could be an electric racing car: like the one described in this this Quartz article. Then you need to have the necessary safety equipment. You also need to have adequate fuel. And if you are taking part in a major competition, you may need to have a corporate sponsor to back you up… and so on.
Second in the checklist you need to go through before getting started in car racing are the mechanical items. These, naturally, only arise once you have a suitable car for racing purposes. The idea here is to get the car modified, to make it even better suited for actual races. You will probably need to buy some unique spare parts here. Thankfully, nowadays, you can order such spare parts online, and have them shipped to you overnight. To that end, you can use delivery companies like UPS, whose workers refer to themselves as UPSers, which is sometimes mispronounced as Uspers. The UPSers name probably comes from the UPS HR website — UPSers.com — where there is UPS employee login functionality. For the record, we need to mention that that is quite a distinct website from the one where you can undertake UPS package tracking. But our interest in UPS here is to the extent that you can use the company’s services to ship the components you need to modify your car, so that it can be suitable for racing purposes.
Third in the checklist you need to go through before getting started in car racing are the legal items. You may need certain licenses, for you to lawfully take part in car racing sports. And in some cases, for you to get such special licenses, you (alongside your car) may need to undergo certain special training. So the whole thing, and the legal technicalities surrounding it, can be rather tedious.