Re: My dream
What you want to do is go and by the cams book, I think they are about $50 and it outlines what you need to race, eg Suit, helmet, licences, shoes, harness etc. It list catogries etc and everything you need to know. I think it also what sort of mods you can and cant do to the car.
Escorts are dirt cheap, I wouldnt even bother about getting one that runs if I were you, just get one thats complete. Watch for rust in fire wall, sill panels & guards, roof gutters, front floors and lower radiator support panel. Try and get one that is factory auto as they have a larger transmission tunnel so its easier to fit a 5sp.
Id say that track would be an auto cross track. Basically Auto cross is pretty much "run what you brung" provided it is road worthy (doesnt have to be licenced tho), its one car on the track at a time and your racing the clock. Cheap way to get into motorsport.
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