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    OK, I'm ready. A few questions from a beginner >

    Alright... I have about 35 days of track time, 3 in a beat 88 325, 10 in a stock 97 328is and the rest in an 'almost' stock 98 M3. I am going to apply for a competition license this summer but still keep mostly to lapping days and time trials while getting myself accustomed to the "as yet unpurchased" racecar... maybe entering 1 or 2 events near the end of the year.

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    E30 KP/ITS cars are pretty cheap to buy, seem cheap to operate and fit with rubber. It seems like a competitive class. Is this a good place to jump in?

    I am much more familiar with the E36 and already have spare wheels and errata laying around. How cost effective is an E36 to race compared to the E30 aside from purchase price?

    What do you guys think I should do here? I have a tight budget - whatever I can sell my M3 for has to cover car + trailer. Say $12k->13k on the conservative side. (must also bribe wife)

    Are there any good sources for cars beside BMWCCA Club racing classifieds & racer-net? (they both are kinda short on cars right now) I'm in NE PA and would really like to find something within a few hours of me.

    Where the hell do you find a used, steel 18' open trailer for $1200 with brakes on both axles in PA? Google is of no help.

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    I had planned to go for an SCCA racing school, and then apply for a BMWCCA lic. using the SCCA as my legitimacy - Is there any advantage to this assuming that 35 days of documented driving events also would qualify me for a BMWCCA rookie status?

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    Obviously I have very little in the way of common sense or I'd skip this racing thing entirely so if there is any question I SHOULD be asking... feel free to answer it.

    Thanks guys.

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    A few answers...but none re: car.

    bimmers.com CR email list is a great resource, but it's for licensed racers...catch 22.

    I used DE experience to get my license, but Fran is no easy nut to crack. She will likely ask you why you don't do a BMWCCA CR school or SCCA school. Worth a shot, but plan on doing the school anyway. It's worth the experience.

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    improvedtouring.com and racingjunk.com

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