The Newbie Racer blog

Keep up to date with my emotional rollercoaster or a journey through Motorsport
Approaching the first track day

Approaching the first track day

I thought this week would realllllllly drag coming up to my first test in the car on Sunday at Brands but alas with so much to do it has disappeared! Might have been helped by the mix of nerves and excitement I've been feeling also.. Had more deliveries this week...

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Getting kitted out

Getting kitted out

Time to look like a racing driver! and once again time for my infamous decisiveness to step up.......... Now this process started months again with me staring at Demon Tweeks. I had set myself a budget of around £1500 to get everything and on my first go at filling my...

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Picking a series

Picking a series

Now it would not be an exaggeration to say I'll likely be one of the least decisive people you will meet so this process was never going to be easy. I lost count of how many evenings, lunchtimes and weekend days disappeared whilst staring at racecar sales websites,...

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Passing the ARDS pt.2 – The Theory

Passing the ARDS pt.2 – The Theory

So we pick up after the relief of having had my driving part of the test signed off and then there was a quick debrief with my instructor. He ticked some boxes and wrote down some grades, congratulated me and off he went. The other guys signed on for the ARDs test now...

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Passing the ARDS pt.2 – The Theory

Passing the ARDS pt.1 – The Driving

The eve of the big day. Freedom of the house so plenty of peace! Hunted through my emails to see if I'd been sent any extra information from Brands and finally found some time information and set my alarms nice and early. Wanted an early night but was wide awake as...

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ARDS: Preparing for the test

ARDS: Preparing for the test

So you've finally decided on your ARDS test date and location, it's time to prepare. I decided to go for Brands Hatch as my location and what would obviously be a sunny date in August (yea, RIGHT!!!). I chose Brands for various reasons. Firstly it is my local track so...

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The Medical

The Medical

Doctor Jones Doctor Jones Calling Doctor Jones....Wake up now! Sorry If I've got THAT Aqua song stuck in your head now. I'm not sorry really. It's been stuck in my head and they say sharing is caring so, you're welcome! A-Yippy-Yii-Oohoo A-Yippy-Yi-YEAH. Right then, I...

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Getting the ball rolling

Getting the ball rolling

So the decision to begin the journey has been made, now where to start?! I've had plenty of trouble getting to sleep recently, thoughts of different series, website ideas, where shall I do my test?! WHY CAN'T I SLEEP?! going round and round in my head. Makes me an...

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I must be dreaming

I must be dreaming

A few days ago I got home and waited for the opportune moment before coming out with "hey muuuuuum, guesssssss what I did today...." she looked rather suspicious. Told her I'd ordered my Go Racing pack and what this meant. She looked a little concerned but impressed...

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And we are LIVE!

Welcome to the new home of Chris Hack Racing! Far too many hours have been spent trying to be a perfectionist on the site although it has been launch worthy for months so FINALLY here we are. Live. I hope you enjoy your stay! So what are you going to come back to find...

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