Monday 10 September 2018

Are Amateur Racing Clubs Dying Out?

Any motorsports fan feels the urge for a challenge. Although not everyone can reach the great talents of the racing world champions, it doesn't mean you should back-out of your passion. You don't need to be helped up by a multinational enterprise or have a top tier vehicle to jump into the heat of racing.

Look for semi-professional racing clubs that offer circuits such as sprints, off-road or short ovals.

They Require Time
To become a racing driver you'll need to practice, be dedicated and invest a lot of time and effort. Like any other sports, motor racing is all about discipline and professionalism. To get the best results you need to sharpen your skills through training. If you take the time to constantly exercising and learning, you're on your way to success.

It's Not A Cheap Hobby
Although racing clubs offer the choice of renting a car to race around the circuit, you're better off owning it. Race cars are quite expensive. Even if you're planning to tune up a standard car, you'll still be dealing with some serious needed investment. If you want to become a licensed race driver you should attend an accredited racing school. However, courses don't come cheap. For a glimpse of the progress of UK's amateur car racing, check out This ranking of 2015 Car Clubs in England.

There Is No National Championship
Unlike major league racing, amateur car clubs don't organise national championships. However, you can join-in on track days or go-karting competitions, pay and play days or a combination such as Track Day Trophy events.

Amateur track racing is all about enjoying yourself and feeling the thrill of high speeds and challenges. The different events put together by racing car clubs are opportunities for full throttle power cars to come together and unleash their engines.

There Are No Sponsor Pounds
Formula 1 and other national and international racing championship get all the support from leading companies. The clubs, as well as the racers, are offered great discounts on cars and financial incentives relating to organising the events. However, when it comes to amateur racing competitions, it's very difficult to convince companies to offer such support. Lower level racing is not yet seen as a profitable market for advertisers and organisations tend to avoid getting into the mix. In amateur racing, there are no spectators, just a few people watching on the side, so the marketing outreach is very limited. Companies just don't see these races as profitable.

So, are amateur racing clubs dying out? The answer is no. They're still surviving across the UK because the British are naturally passionate about driving. Amateur racing is all about the participants, not about the cars themselves.

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