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I am mainly a trail/off trail rider, and I was wondering , would it be a wise Idea to start racing?
I have always wanted to race snowmobiles. I am a 16 year old teen with a Ski-Doo 500ss Adrenaline, could I get into a class? I want some reccomendations because I am trying to decide if I should ask my parents or not.
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really i think if you are really want to race your going to need a different sled. id say you need atleast an x package with a hihger power 600, but id say go for it. you can easily get into a jr 600 class and race snox, cross coutry, hillcross, or whatever you want. id say for what you like to ride crosscountry would be the ticket.
 

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Well, I don't know if you know that a 500ss is a 600cc sled, and what sled would I have to move up to?
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Go racing while you're young, ESPECIALLY if you can get help from your parents.

I started racing motorcycles when I was 6, did that until I was 17, then an injury forced me to give it up for about 10 years.

Its much more difficult to start(or start again) when you're older.

You'll have more fun and learn more in one season of racing than you will in a lifetime of trail/oftrail riding etc.
 

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Well, I don't know if you know that a 500ss is a 600cc sled, and what sled would I have to move up to?
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i know the 500ss is a 6 but it doesnt have the HP of a 600 HO. id say if you just want to go race and have a good old time just go with a 05 and up mxz x 600 sdi. all around easy and you can do anything with it.
 

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thanks to evryone who responded, and I will bring it up to my parents!
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there is also more choices if you want to switch bands, a poo prox or a firecat sno pro are also choices. the x sdi 600 is probably the easiest to operate but it will probably be the most expencie to buy
 

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Going racing is one of the dumbest financial decisions you could possible make...... I still regret never getting into sports car racing when I was young. If you CAN do it, at least try it! If you don't, you'll regret never trying!
 

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agree racing for most is not a smart financial move,but it may be the best part of your life also. you need to figure out what type of racing you want to do. as for sno x your sled is not set up for it.looking at your age you'd better get started soon if your going to do it. i'd check out some of the racing web sites. they have classifieds. you can find a good used sled there.good luck in what ever you do.
 

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here is a question, what is the biggest jump you have ever taken? this will really determine if you want to race sno x or not. the thing about snox is you are 100% on crashing sometime in the season, that is why im not racing that. im goingt to race cross country and hill cross next year, snox is just to painful and insane for me. i dont like taking 50 foot jumps with 3 guys in the air next to me. id say if you just want to go and have fun race corss country. it just hard tral, and stihc riding. lots of moguls, jumps and it is just fun riding.
 

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Great post timespentsearching,
I always wanted to race snoX, but in reality, I think I would be better suited for the cross country racing. I think that racing cross-country would let my parents feel safer about my well being, and I think I would also perform better too. I have not hit any large jumps lately, and would you come across those large jumps in cross-country at all?

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not really but some appoaches and jumps around 30 feet, not to big. i think you will have alot of fun racing cross country
 

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if you are question ning yourself than dont bother, I could tell you to go for it then laugh at you when you spend al your money. its only up to you what you want to do!!
 

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if you are question ning yourself than dont bother, I could tell you to go for it then laugh at you when you spend al your money. its only up to you what you want to do!![/b]
WTF?
 

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I think what he's trying to say is, if you're coming to an internet forum and asking if you should or should not go racing, racing probably isn't for you.[/b]
I just want to know what everyone else's feeling are about racing. Believe me, I was not trying to be mean, and I have already talked to 7 guys about buying a Ski-Doo 2005 440.
 

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i know the 500ss is a 6 but it doesnt have the HP of a 600 HO. id say if you just want to go race and have a good old time just go with a 05 and up mxz x 600 sdi. all around easy and you can do anything with it.[/b]
I think you completely under estimate the ability of a 500ss... especially for cross country racing.

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If you want to race for a season you'd better realize you won't have much free time for trail riding. I know guys that have raced in the CSRA for the full season & w/ racing, sled prep & family stuff they were lucky to get a weekend of riding in.
 

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really i think if you are really want to race your going to need a different sled. id say you need atleast an x package with a hihger power 600, but id say go for it. you can easily get into a jr 600 class and race snox, cross coutry, hillcross, or whatever you want. id say for what you like to ride crosscountry would be the ticket.[/b]
Are the shocks on your Adrenaline take aparts? If not find out if you can swap them for the X package shocks (not cheap) & still be legal for the class you'd be racing in.

I don't know how the 440s will fit in now seeing as the race associations are going towards 600 stock & mod classes. You might buy a 440 now only to find out next season, that the guys you're racing are on 600s.

If you make the decision to race contact the association you'd be racing in to find out their class structure as to age groups and/or engine size.
 

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you can still race semi pro and am with a 440 only pro is 600 and up. guys just give the kid a break, i dont think he is talking about going over the top with racing, he just wants to do it for fun. im racing next year to and the every weekend thing is your choice you dont have to. besides racing is fun, half of it is just hagning out with people just like any other snowmobileing fun it. revracer if you want to buy a 440 do it, they are a lot of fun and a great learning oppertunity they just take a little more maintance and are a little more tuchy. just go have fun with it
 
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