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Old 10-18-2010, 01:34 PM   #1
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Picked up a driving spot in a Chumpcar race. My first wheel to wheel racing. Done a lot of hpde and open track days but not wheel to wheel. I've already got a 2 layer suit and SA2005 helmet but have to pick up some proper shoes, gloves, socks & baclava.

Anyone seen some hot closeout deals on the gear I need recently? Likely places to look besides saferacer? Race is in two weeks so I've gotta get moving. Huge thanks for any help!
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My local race shop (if 1 1/2 hr away is local) racingplus.com is pretty cool. Online prices seem average, but when I've talked to Jared, the owner, (1 800-700-2350) he was really accommodating. I told him my budget and he would find me the best setup for my $$.

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OG Racing is local to me and they have some closeout stuff on their web site. Free shipping on $100+ orders.
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Congrats on getting some seat time in Chumpcar! It's a ******* blast...probably the most fun I've had in one weekend in my entire life. What kind of car is it that you'll be driving?

I picked up all my gear off eBay. I made sure the sellers were legit, and that the products I was buying were SFI certified by checking against the list of approved manufacturers on the SFI website. IIRC I picked up all the items (except shoes) from the original manufacturers' own eBay stores. I got gloves for $20, shoes for $35, nomex socks for $8, and a nomex balaclava for $20, all of which were SFI approved and current. Don't forget a neck brace/donut, unless your car has a HANS device.

I've also purchased from Apex Performance a couple of times and they've been very helpful. www.apexperformance.net

Have fun! Post some pics!
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I get a fair amount of my stuff from saferacer.com and a local shop called Smileys race shop.
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Ebay has cheap used suits, got mine there, 1-piece flameproof for $100.
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Looking forward to the racing. Having done 15-20 hpde, wheel to wheel is the next natural step. This should be a great introduction.

Thanks for the places to shop. I'll be banging away at the net today looking for the hot deals.
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If you are a NASA member you should get a discount with OG Racing. You will have to call them to confirm. I know they sponsor NASA and I know I get a discount being an instructor wig NASA. Worth a shot.

Have a great day,
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saferacer with the spec miata discount
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Racedaysafety.com has some awesome deals.
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Looks like they've got a nice deal on some gloves. If my offer on some on ebay fall through I'll likely buy them. Thanks!
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I just got a pair of $200 OMP shoes off apexperformance.net for $75, they have some good stuff.

Also, TeamDI was doing a closeout on gloves, not sure if they are anymore.
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saferacer has 10 percent off for spec miata racers...google around for the code
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Thanks for all the referrals!

I bought some Bell SFI high top shoes for $35 shipped from Pyrotect closeouts. Bought an SA2005 G-force pro Eliminator helmet for $154 shipped. Didn't absolutely have to have the helmet but my old one is SA-2000. This is the last year it was good. Bought some G-force gloves off Ebay for $34 shipped.

Seemed like pretty good deals considering I didn't have time to wait for really hot deals. Hopefully it all fits OK.
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www.speedwaremotorsports.com has alot.

Call there during the day and ask for Kelly. I'll make sure you get hooked up.
There is always a ton of stuff on closeout.
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Don't forget the Balaclava. The baclava however isn't necessary to compete. You can eat whatever you want. Lol
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