August 3rd, 2012, 11:05
i need help,
hello my name is chase, and i have a dream.
My name is chase simonson, I am a senior in highschool and live in puyallup Washington, I have been racing since my fourth birthday, I was born into a racing family and am an exeptionaly good driver for my age. Unlike most drivers that started young I didn't get to racequarter midgets trophy karts or shifters, my dad is a fabrication and mechanical genius, he built our vehicle with adjustable steering and extendable pedals. I have never raced anything without a v8 . Now I build and continue to race off road vehicles (mainly short course and desert) with my father . We currently run a blue jeep tj in the jeepspeed class. I have been an apprentice fabricator since age 9 and have already built my own vehicle at age 17 with no external help. I joined race dezert to keep up on news but mostly for advice and information about how to slowly take myself out of racing for just a hobby. I dream and want badly to work my way with blood sweat an iron to the big leagues and race for a living. My parents give there full support an enxourage me to go for it .I dont have a large bankroll to support my dream and i am willing to do whatever it takes to archive my goals. Driving is my life and my passion. If anybody has any tips or help for me to make my dream a reality, it would be greatly appreciated . I plan on moving out to the desert after school is out to work somewhere I can make some money for daily life and would be more than ecstatic to help in a Fab or race shop. I intend to acquire as much knowledge about the sport as I can. So that's my dream, and my story, thank you.
August 3rd, 2012 11:05
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August 3rd, 2012, 17:00
Re: i need help,
You sound like you just might be a racer. They are extreeemely rare, even around here.
Originally Posted by SimonsonRacing#Chase
Support Our Troops ------ If you can't stand behind them, feel free to walk in front of them.
If your looking for something blingy and complex, I'm delighted to disappoint you!
"[Nye Frank] built the best, and never looked to anyone for recognition, the mark of a true man, one of the last true cowboys of our sport!"
"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge"
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August 4th, 2012, 21:02
Re: i need help,
Hey man. . .I live in Poulsbo, my suggestion would be to go to a local CC and spend some time getting some certification just to get some more welding and fab time under your belt and broaden your experience. It sounds like you have probably learned some fabrication skills from your Dad, but there is always amore than one way to do anything. . .
. . .if you get some sort of certification it may be easier to find a job when you decide to move. Staying in school and going to college might not be a bad idea either. . .you can work in a shop for minimum wage and learn while going to school and it might be easier than just trying to make it in a fab shop straight out of high school. . .not saying it can't be done, but moving to a new area and trying to find a job in this industry without previous connections isn't going to be that easy.
Don't take this the wrong way. . .I'm not trying to discourage you, I'm just providing some suggestions that may help you out in the long run.
You have my total support and encouragement and I wish you nothing but success. . .I wish I had known about desert racing at your age, but that was pretty much unknown in Southern Illinois in 1997.
August 4th, 2012, 21:19
Stay in school. Get a career that makes $$, then work in your garage at nite honing your skills. You can then do side zhit for extra $. Having $$ never hurts, and working for a fab shob may be cool but does not pay well.
For now drive and race everywhere you can. While the PNW is limited developing a name for yourself will help.
Continue to learn from your dad.
See you Sept 15 in Redmond. And thanks for fixing my iphone last year...
Ex CA dez racer now living in Eugene...
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August 5th, 2012, 10:50
Re: i need help,
Is there a race in Redmond coming up???
I know about the race in Goldendale next weekend, but I haven't heard anything about Redmond.
August 6th, 2012, 18:02
Re: i need help,
Go as far as you can in school. Learn CAD, SolidWorks, and get some business classes under your belt. The more credentials behind your name equates to the amount of zeros in your salary. Don't let your drive for wanting to be hands-on lock you into something without as many options.
Originally Posted by BlueCoyote
Coming to you from a BSEE, LEED-AP, RCDD, Business Owner, Racer, and Engineer (PE in 16 states).
Good luck, and don't stop getting a higher education.