Working on your car is a satisfying and productive hobby on its own. However, your data is limited no matter what you install or how many tests you run at home. To truly test your car's capabilities and see your modifications in action, you want to get it on a racetrack and see how it stacks up against the competition.
2. Sense of Community
You may think you have the best strategy and that your modifications are the best, but so does everyone else on the track. A great reason to begin racing your car as a hobby is to meet other drivers and compare strategies. You may want to keep a few secrets until after the race, but the racing scene is a great place to meet fellow drivers and talk shop.
3. Thrill of Competition
It's great to make friends around the track and in the pits but once you're behind the wheel it's time to get serious. You put so much work into your car that you naturally want to show it off and showcase your skills. If adrenaline is what gets you going, the excitement of racing may be the thing for you.
4. More Than a Hobby
The most significant advantage of getting your car out to the track and joining races is that it can become more than a hobby. Racetracks are a great place to network, learn about other racing opportunities and advancements in the field, learn about new aftermarket car performance parts, and, if you're good enough, even pick up a sponsor. The more you get out there and make a name for yourself, the more this hobby can become so much more.