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Old 01-15-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
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TMGP Enlightenment Please!

Ok guys so the season is coming up. My dad and I have been tooling around with the idea for awhile. I have a strong lead on a bike but I really want a layout on the cost of everything.. We are weighing out the options with trackdays on the big bikes and tmgp. Kind of an economic focus. The only things that are spoken for price wise is leathers and helmets.. We have everything that you would have to do track days.. So what are the underlying cost, entry fees... basically I need a rundown also how many people on your endurance team... so on so on.. really looking for every aspect!
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Search grasshopper, I think there is a thread on TMGP classes and cost.
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I know Jason.. but i need a full layout on engine top end rebuilds.. I have read many about 65 2 stroke being one of the best candidates.. I know mo has given me alot of good advice.. Just want to get all the info... Jason lets use the KLX! endurance team...
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Hopefully the daughter will be sprinting it next year. I'm too fat to ride a mini.
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awesome itll be good seeing you at the track again.
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BTW, I think most endurance teams are 3-4. What you must consider and is not in any threads, is cost to drive to Denton for every other race.

Gotta remember fast guys are running F5 (I think that's the KX65 class).

How's Pops GIXXER holding up?
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the gsxr is great he is really having a blast and getting alot faster. We cant wait to get rolling again.
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Factor about $75-80 for license and school.

$30 an hour for entry fees and gate. Figure $25-30 an hour for gas, oil, tire, top ends on a two stroke. Add up a 24 hour season of racing and you are at $1500, give or take. So split 2 = $750, 3 = $500, 4 = $375.

First year, run a 3-4 man team. Someone will always not be able to make a race. $600 should get you thru a whole season, on shagged tires, a top end 1/2 way thru, not including the bike purchase.
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Economics of racing minis vs big bike track days is not even a comparison. A TMGP endurance season is cheap, and a lot of fun. Get a 65 and come race, you won't regret it.
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you can also get a membership to the katy track for unlimited track time, memberships are 325 first year and 300 every year after.
Note: a katy membership is with the karting organization, which has nothing to do with TMGP, so you still have to pay race fees. But for your $300 you can do a track day whenever you want. If you live west side you can get in a couple of hours after work in the summer.
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Factor about $75-80 for license and school.

$30 an hour for entry fees and gate. Figure $25-30 an hour for gas, oil, tire, top ends on a two stroke. Add up a 24 hour season of racing and you are at $1500, give or take. So split 2 = $750, 3 = $500, 4 = $375.

First year, run a 3-4 man team. Someone will always not be able to make a race. $600 should get you thru a whole season, on shagged tires, a top end 1/2 way thru, not including the bike purchase.
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Economics of racing minis vs big bike track days is not even a comparison. A TMGP endurance season is cheap, and a lot of fun. Get a 65 and come race, you won't regret it.
You boys hit it right on the head. Just plan for the unexpected too. In racing, nothing goes as planned. You'll need a new bottom end once a year, and Denton is a 4 1/2 hour drive. Add meals, fuel, and strip club cost's to your budget
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