Yes, indeed, Fish....how true that is. I learned that when I was a 25 year old buck and had my first new car...a 69 Mustang. Wanted to get this and that to make it faster. Got this and that and got some smiles but those turned to when I was stopped on Rt 98 between Ft. Walton Beach and Destin, Fl doing 120 in a race with a 396 Chevelle.... Those were the days when we did fast learning...yessir. After that, all the speed and poor gas mileage stuff came off, the two barrel put back on and the book of experience gotten out to write a few more paragraphs.....We have a long-standing advisement in SCCA racing: "Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?"
And Briggs Cunningham once said something like: "You can make some money at racing - but only if you start out with a fortune."