Live your dream: Steps on how to be a professional racer
Someone said to me once that the best way to achieve you dreams is to wake up.
At first, I thought this was a no-brainer but then the light bulb moment came again and I realized that this is one of the things that are easier said than done.
Being a racing car driver has been a dream of mine since I learned how to drive. But my life took a 360 degree turn and ended up being in completely different world. Maybe it’s not too late, but then, we’ll never know.
This post is in response to a question of someone who is very much interested in getting into the racing world. Well, I’m not a professional racer, yet, but I have a friend who is. I took the liberty of asking him when his son went for a check up at the hospital where I’m a resident on how did he actually get in the racing circuit.
1.Enroll in a racing school.
Whoa, never thought there was an actual racing school. But then, there hasn’t been a publicized rehab for addicts. Anyway, he said that racing involves a lot of technical knowledge and skill. So, get in touch with your nearest racing school and grab those wheels.
2.Slack around car racetracks.
Well, slacking off does have its benefits. Immerse yourself into the actual racing arena by watching actual races and staying around to be acquaintances with the people in the tracks.
3.Apply for a job connected to racing.
Just like any job, you need to start from the bottom of the organizational chart. This way, you can work your way up and establish connections. You can start from being a water boy or an usher or a ticker reseller. Eventually you’ll be able to get connections and connections may turn into sponsors.
4.Join a car club.
You can definitely hone your skills on racing here for car clubs have regular races so, start from small exposures.
5.Read and read about racing.
Knowledge is definitely power. This proves true when it comes to car racing as well.
6.Get a license.
A license is a must if you’re really, really hoping to be in the big leagues. You can get this once you get into a good racing school.
Investment of time and money
Millions are spent in the world of professional racing. It takes time as well. May take years and a lot of patience to get into the big wigs. The money invested is also something you need to really think about. Getting a sponsor is also one of the most challenging aspects. My friend had literally wrote to 10 companies, including his day job company, to ask for sponsorship on his first professional car racing. It takes a lot of gut and yes, money. Those are the two things that I hope to fully achieve to grasp my dream of getting into the big leagues as well.