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Old 03-25-2013, 03:52 PM   #21
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If you have to ask how much chances are cant afford * please do not take anything bad about that stafement I mean NO disrespect at all*

Racing is expensive I cringe after the weekends are over at my bank statement. If you race every round id figure 900-1300 without endurance racing add another 600ish for that BBE.

Then factor in seat time how many track days or private days will you do in a year. Ade you racing only cmra or wera / ccs also?

Moral of story its expensive to play and not wreck thats expensive too
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this is why I can't road race, I'm poor
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You can do it on a budget if you really want to. I'm poor but I make it work. My races are paid for by selling my corner work / instructing credits.

You don't have to race on new tires. You can get some great deals on take offs at the races / forums.

Racing, like track days, is only as expensive as you make it. There are very few set expenses. Prov nov's are always looking for people to CW for them and usually pay about $100. That means you get in the gate for free, which saves you $20. You get $100, which can go towards your entry fees, and you get free lunch.

If you want to be competitive, yes, big bikes are expensive (but thats why they have mini classes!). But if you just want to have fun - you can do it on the cheap. My first race weekend I started from basically dead last. I knew I'd never catch the front, but man was it fun!
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:05 PM   #24
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. Prov nov's are always looking for people to CW for them and usually pay about $100.
That's a good idea for sure (says the future prov nov)
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No offense taken. Lol. I agree with your statement. i might not be able to afford it, but ima race. .
youre in the cypress area? when we going for a ride bro
im on west little york and barker cypress
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I had to run the numbers for my sponsor.

Running 4 sprints at all 10 events, every big bike and mini endurance, tires, and fuel ran them about 6000 for my setup.
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Really depends on how fast you are and how fast you want to go.

Assuming you have:
CMRA-legal bike (safety wired and appropriate case guards, if required)
Associated gear (PPE, warmers, stands, generator, etc)

Initial, one time fee:
Licensing school: $75
If you get your licensing school done in February, you do not have to pay for the track day itself. Otherwise, you can either pay for the track day or corner work and use the credit for the track day
Transponder: $250 used, $460 new

Yearly fees:
Competition License: $145
2 bottles of brake fluid (2 changes): $60
1 bottle of water wetter + distilled water (2 changes): $30
1 set of brake pads: $140

Every round:
4 entries: $220 if you pre-enter
~ $50 in gas for bike/generator (regular pump gas)

Other expenses:
Depending on your speed, you can get 2 weekends out of a n-tec rear, 4 weekends out of the front (using a med+) for a moderately fast guy. The fast experts are changing tires every other RACE (not race weekend)
I know the total was $550 last year for the set, I think tire prices went up this year though. I don't know the break down between the front and rear, so I'm guessing on the math...

Say $325 for the rear, so $160/weekend
$275 for the front, $70/weekend

Amsoil is about $60/change, I change it every 3 weekends, so $20/weekend

By my calculations, going with a used transponder, $5,900 for the year. Not including Friday race practice ($140ish/Friday), food, and expenses getting to and from the track. Of course, this also includes you keeping the bike in one piece. Doesn't include a back up set of rain tires either.

I might be missing something, but that's all I can think of.
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This looks pretty legit to me.
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What Chris said... Just figure $1k per weekend if you don't crash. Lol

And if you're faster and wanna finish well with the experts, on big bikes, add another 5 hundy.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:07 PM   #33
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Yup. Ain't no feeling like railing that front straight at 21 mph with your knees all in your arm pits.

All leathered up.
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Yup. Ain't no feeling like railing that front straight at 21 mph with your knees all in your arm pits.

All leathered up.
yea,, full tuck and still slow, i love it
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Ya I could never affordto race. Even if I could i dont think my wife would let me spend that of money...lmao TMGP is awesome. cheap to crash, cheap to race, and fun as . 21mph feels fast as when your so close to the ground!!!!
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i wish everyone else only did 21 mph, i might podium once in awhile, and even with my poor BP, my knees are never in my arm pits...they are out sort of close to where they belong, but then again i am not as tall as cdill, i am only 6' and weigh around 225. those kx65's are fast though none have ever put me on my head... only Deano did that...and we all know how small Deano is.
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Ill send the excel breakdown I have on sprint costs, individual costs per hour on BBE and MBE.

I pulled it off because I succeed (eventually) at most things I try. I put together a long term plan focused on one goal and they decided they wanted to see me have some fun doing it along the way. Racing is stressful and barely worth it solo. A team and a sponsor if possible is the way to go
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