Circle Track magazine’s mantra is “The #1 Source For Advanced Racing Technology.” That is a statement that we value and work hard to hold true each month with the magazine you’re reading right now. Outside of the physical magazine, we try to offer cutting edge content, real time updates of our project cars and races we attend through Facebook and Twitter, and video and extended technical info on our website—circletrack.com.
Another underutilized asset on circletrack.com is the forum section. Recently, I was on the forum looking for questions for Pit Board (yes, we pull readers letters for the website and Facebook, too), and I came across a post titled “Why So Slow Here?” It was in the Rantings and Ravings section and had four times the reads and eight times the responses than every other post on the page. This is sad because it only had eight responses, but that is the topic of this column.
The post was written by Countryboy69, and he writes:
Wow this looked like it would be a great forum for racers to get help, but nobody posts anything! This thing could be very helpful if some would just answer a few questions. Circle Track is by far the most informative magazine I have found. They share endless knowledge with us. So how about we return the favor and get this forum rolling. The more posts that get active the more users will join in. And the more of that the more info we get which helps us all. So if you took the time to log on and read this, please simply chime in with a number or say hello. And go out and answer some questions you might have experience with. It will pay off greater in the end.
The forums on circletrack.com are there to be a resource for racers to connect with other racers for help, advice, and solutions to problems other people may have had. Take advantage of it!
If everyone goes on and answers one question or uses it to find an answer to a question or problem, the forum will grow at an unbelievable rate and it will be the great resource it should be. You can also use it as a place to add your expertise to things we have already covered. If you know a trick or a tip to make something easier for someone, put it up there. Maybe in the process you will learn something new. After all, what would racing be if we didn’t help each other?