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Old 11-09-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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Exclamation TMGP Full Season Cost

I thought I would give the potential racers a break down of all of my costs for a full season of mini racing. This should help you to see just how affordable mini racing really is.

For the 2010 season, my team completed 2168 laps, and attended all 8 rounds for a total of 33 hours of racing, plus roughly 12 hours of practice time.

Below is a list of the parts and consumables that we went through.

4 top end kits for a KX72 @ $80 a piece=$320
1 bottom end=$300
2 sets of BT601ss tires=$400
2 chains @ $80 a piece=$160
3 sets of EBC sintered brakes @ $30 a piece=$90
8 quarts of BelRay H1R synthetic premix @ $20 a bottle =$160
40 gallons of fuel @ $3 a gallon =$120
Fuel for 3 trips to Denton from Houston =$240
Entry fees =$975
Gate fees =$85
Total=$2850

Total costs were $1.31 per lap
I had a 4 man team, so it cost roughly $.32 per lap of racing per person.


I was fortunate not to have any mechanical issues this season, so my only other costs were upgrades to the bike which I did not include because those will be different for each team or bike. I also didn't include fuel for the local races since I live so close to the tracks.

I hope this encourages you to come out and race with us next year.

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Old 11-09-2010, 07:04 PM   #2
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If you total it up like that, and my wife sees this, my racing days are thru! Thanks for the quality ride this year. Despite my hatred for the little 65 at Katy, it can be a fun bike in the right conditions. I always figured that on my old Y-XR100 the all-in cost was about $40 an hour. But on the four stroke I never had to do top or bottom ends. Your cost, backing out travel, is more like $.55 a lap, or $65-70 an hour of racing. Compare this to go karts at Track 21, per hour, and it really is a cheap sport. Heck, my truck, at IRS rates, costs $44 an hour to drive 80mph to and from work.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:23 PM   #5
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Your costs were roughly 1/2 of mine, but you raced a total of 3 hours all season assuming 1 minute lap times, whereas we did 33 hours of endurance racing.

Sprints or endurance, the bottom line is it's good cheap fun.

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granted I missed 2 of the 7 sprint rounds....

top end $100
2 sets of front brakes $70
1 front and 2 rear tires(dunlop tt92's) $180
7 quarts of oil(motul) $70 (changed before each race)
7 oil filters $40 (changed before each race)
7 gallons of gas $21 (about a gallon of gas each sprint day)
entry fees $560 (about 8 sprint races each sprint day)
gate fees $70 ($10 for both days)
travel expences can vary if you carpool and split expences

good cheap fun racing with good people and finishing the year with 2 overall 3rd places priceless!

of course there will be some maintance done over the winter that doesnt necesarilly need to be done but I doing it anyway, lol
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:01 AM   #6
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, thats a great price for racing... a typical weekend on the big bikes (600 in my case) used to cost me ~750 for a local race and ~1k for an out of town but relatively close race, within 300 miles... doesnt include Daytona or cross country stuff, nor does it include any crash repairs and/or hospital bills.
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that bike has more than 3hrs of sprint time, lol

5 sprint days x 8 races per sprint day = 40 sprint races

40 sprint races x 8 laps per race = 320 laps

320 laps @ 1 min per lap / 60mins = 5.333hrs

granted thats not near as much "race time" and assuming a 1min lap time, but having a membership to katy and going out there 2-3 times a month for 9 months I guarantee I have more that 33hrs on that motor, lol

on that note a membership to katy is 320 bucks, you go out there atleast 4 times in a year and thats 80 bucks a pop and thats CHEAP seat time
I was figuring on 6 laps, but regardless, I purposefully didn't include any time other than race and race practice. 2 smokers are more maintenance intensive, but much more fun to me. Regardless of your steed, TMGP is the cheapest form of 2 wheeled racing around
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Someone got it in my head to race TMGP next year. Tried going on their site to look at the rules and get an idea of what's what, but not much worked on the site.
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Someone got it in my head to race TMGP next year. Tried going on their site to look at the rules and get an idea of what's what, but not much worked on the site.
telling you it will be fun
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Yeah I'm trying to find out more about it.
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Someone got it in my head to race TMGP next year. Tried going on their site to look at the rules and get an idea of what's what, but not much worked on the site.
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Yeah I'm trying to find out more about it.
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=22892

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=24257

their rules are close to CMRA. Adhere to CMRA and you'll be good.

http://www.cmraracing.com/pdf/2010/R..._Rule_Book.pdf
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I'd like to try it. I know somebody who was supposed to put a team together but I haven't heard much about it. Hmm may have to put bug in their ear.
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Yeah I'm trying to find out more about it.
David, if there's enough interest, I'll do another one of these again at the start of the year.

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Whats the best way to start out on a four stroke bike with just one individual. I dont think I could make all the out of town races, but would like to run some of the local sprints and endurance races.
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Whats the best way to start out on a four stroke bike with just one individual. I dont think I could make all the out of town races, but would like to run some of the local sprints and endurance races.
you'll need one of these

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but I wouldn't advise doing endurance by yourself.
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I know I'd be interested, and I'm sure I know a few other who would be as well.
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