stole the idea and following quotes from another forum...some real pearls of wisdom here
"Gotta work on the nut behind the wheel before you start fixing bolts on the car".
"Racing makes Heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty." -- Peter Egan
"A lot of people go through life doing things badly. Racing’s important to men who do it well. When you’re racing, it... it’s life. Anything that happens before or after... is just waiting." -- Michael Delaney
Colin Chapman: Simplify, then add lightness
Parnelli Jones: ...when something on a Lotus broke, Chapman said make everything else lighter.
Roger Penske: the harder you work, the luckier you become
Jackie Stewart: It is not always possible to be the best, but it is always possible to improve your own performance
When you think you know it all, it's a sure sign you don't
The best way to make a small fortune in racing is to start with a large one and work down from there
On racers that favored implementation of restrictor plates:
"If they don't want to go that fast, all they have to do is lift...and somebody better tie a kerosene soaked wrag around their legs to keep the ants from eating their candy a$$!"
Not quite racing, but it's great,
"I spent all my money on women and fast cars, the rest I squandered" George Best
As an instructor getting into a car for the first session with a student:
"don't try and impres me, you won't." "don't try and scare me, I already am."
"My drinking team has a racing problem."
"If you're not first...your last." - Ricky Bobby
"Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers." -Colin McRae
"It's not a throttle-it's a detonator." -Jeremy Clarkson
"Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines." -Enzo Ferrari
"Racing is the best way to convert money into noise" - unknown
"To finish first, you must first finish" - unknown
Oversteer is hitting the wall with the back of the car,
understeer is hitting the wall with the front...
He hit me!
No, he rubbed you. And rubbin, son, is racing...
Newman's first law: It is useless to put on your brakes when you're upside down. -Paul Newman
If the car feels like it is on rails, you are probably driving too slow. -Ross Bentley
" I live my life a quarter mile at a time "
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall.
Torque is how far you take the wall with you.
If you ain't cheatin you ain't tryin. - Unknown.
"Cheap, fast and reliable. Pick two."
"I lifted because otherwise I would've scratched the roof." - Steve Millen
"Finishing races is important. But racing is more important." - Dale Earnhardt Sr.
"Racing ... because golf, football, and baseball only require one ball." - Anonymous
Racing costs today exactly the same as it did twenty years ago.. it takes every penny you have.
I was doing fine until about mid-corner when I ran out of talent
uan Manuel Fangio:
"Driving fast on the track does not scare me. What scares me is when I drive on the highway I get passed by some idiot who thinks he is Fangio."
Hans Joachim Stuck:
"When I was in F1 sex was safe and motor racing was dangerous"
“If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.”
"If you don't come walking back to the pits every once in a while holding a steering wheel in your hands, you're not trying hard enough"
"It is amazing how may drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down."
-- Mario Andretti.
So.......where do you hide your turbo Vern ?
A: Which one?
....it would have been cheaper to spend our money on cocaine and hookers....... ( at a bar, name unavailable)
"Nothing good ever happens at a bar....after Midnight....when you are on track first thing the next morning...." ( B. Wright, at KC's....Club Race School 2010)
Don't Call me Tony!! ( A. Magagnoli, 2009)
You'll know you've made it.....when you wear out your rear tires.....before your front tires..... ( Former IP Champ and all around great fellow)
I KNOW I'm the slowest part on the car..... ( B. Wright, repeated too often....)
Q: WHAT were you doing there in T-13 last session ??? ( Scott, Nelson's Ledges Employee)
A: Not very well.......
"Never run out of real estate, ideas and traction at the same time." - seen on a Track Daze T-shirt
"Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect." - Vincent Thomas "Vince" Lombardi
"Try to late apex as early as possible" - told to me by Woody Hair
"Oh yes. It's not when you brake but when you take them off that counts. Most people don't understand that." - Jackie Stewart
"Second place is just first of the loosers" - Dale Earnhardt
"Cornering perfectly is like bringing a woman to climax.” - Jackie Stewart
"Grass IS a racing surface". Some spec Miata guy I think.
"Oh hell, it's just a Miata... HIT IT!" -- Bud Scott
"He who turns least wins." Ross Bentley
.Dr. Claire Lewicki: "Control is an illusion, you infantile egomaniac. Nobody knows what's gonna happen next: not on a freeway, not in an airplane, not inside our own bodies and certainly not on a racetrack with 40 other infantile egomaniacs."
Q: Hey E, nice race. Don't you want to get your trophy?
A: "I have enough 2nd place trophies" (EKR)
Poverty is owning a racecar. (bumper sticker)
Porsche Motorsport: the DNF was due to an electrical problem. Translated by Dorsey Shrader to mean "a rod went through the block."
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well-preserved piece...but to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, and defiantly shouting "wow, what a ride." (On the back of a race car trailer somewhere).
There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.
"They sure look like they've got the straigh-away handeling figured out"
Dorsey Schrader talking about the Rx-8's in Rolex GT at Watkins Glen
"Here, hold my beer" - anybody before doing something arguably awesome
Wide open until you see God, then brake - unknown
Speed costs, how fast do you want to go?
"As a neuro-surgeon I shouldn't be required at a motor race because the drivers don't have any brains.... otherwise they wouldn't race."
- Sid Watkins - Formula One Chief Medical Officer
"Many people go too fast in the slow corners, and too slowly in the fast ones"
(sounds like a jackie stewart quote but im not sure)
Friend of mine used to say: "Hang on, saw this in a cartoon, I think I can pull it off."