You might be a RACER if...
- You think the primary purpose of wings is to PREVENT flight.
- You take your helmet along when you go to buy new eyeglasses.
- You feel compelled on a road trip to beat your previous best time.
- You are happiest when your street car's tires are worn to "racingdepth" (wear bars showing).
- When something falls off of your car, you wonder how much weight you just saved.
- You change engine oil every other week.
- You sometimes hear little noises from your passengers when you get on the throttle right after
- Your email address refers to your race car rather than to you.
- You walk proper lines through the grocery store.
- You've been known to yell "It means 'check your mirrors' dammit!" at your television.
- You've paid $4.00 a gallon for gas without complaining.
- You buy new parts because you don't know where you put the spares.
- You bought a race car before buying a house.
- You bought a race car before buying furniture for the new house.
- You're looking for a tow vehicle and still haven't bought furniture!
- You find that you need a new house because you've outgrown your garage and the neighbors are
threatening violence if you park one more vehicle on the street or in the front yard.
- You measure all family acquisitions in terms of the number of race tires that could have been
- You sit in your race car in a dark garage and make car noises and shift and practice your heel and
toe, while waiting for your motor to get back from the machine shop.
- You look at the purchase of tools as a long term investment.
- Your garage holds more cars than your house has bedrooms.
- You have enough spare parts to build another car.
- More than one racer supply house recognizes your voice and greets you by name when you call.
- You have car parts in your cubicle at work.
- If you can't remember when you last worked on weekdays and rested on weekends.
- After your answer to "What did you do this weekend?" the next question is always: "And you do this
for fun? Right?"
- You have a separate drawer for 'garage clothes'.
- People know you by your class letter, car number, and car color.
- Your first date involves asking her to crew for you.
- Your friends don't recognize you without a helmet and driver's suit.
- Your family remembers your hair color as "grease".
- You plan your wedding around the race schedule.
- You remember the dates and details of every race you've ever been in, but can't remember your
- Your family brings the couch into the garage so they can spend some time with you.
- A neighbor asks if you have any oil, to which you query, "Synthetic or mineral?" and they reply,
"Vegetable or corn."
- You give out Summit Racing's number when a friend asks for the best hardware store.
- You refer to the corner down the street from your house as "Turn One."
- You enjoy driving in the rain on the way to work or school.
- Everywhere you go, you try to find the fastest line through the turn.
- You can't stand anyone telling others how to drive. Of course, you are the best.
- You always want to change something in your street car to make it handle better.
- You hate long distance driving, but you will gladly drive 800 miles to the race track.
- You think that traction control and ABS are for those who can't drive.
- You've ever tried to convince your wife you needed that flow bench to fix the air filter on her
- You save broken car parts as "mementos".
- You've found your lawn mower runs pretty good on 108 octane gas (but doesn't particularly care
- The shop manager at your local car dealer mutters "dear Lord" under his breath after he sees the
size of your exhaust piping.
- The local police and state Highway Patrol have a picture of your car taped to their dashboard.
- Instead of pictures in your wallet, you have timeslips.
- You would choose a roll bar over air conditioning if it were an option.
- White smoke coming out from under your tires is a common sight.
- You consider the redline a "conservative suggestion" and the rev limiter "a fun limiter"
- You spend more on insurance premiums than on food.
- Your idea of a good time is sitting around figuring out gear ratios and the ideal final drive ratio for
- You have racing shops programmed on your speed dialer.
- You own five cars and only one of them is street legal.
- You know the 1/4 mile times and skid pad numbers of your riding mower and want to improve them.
- You've embarrassed your significant other at least once by insisting on wearing your full face helmet
- You've started looking for sponsors for your daily commute.