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Old 02-21-2019, 02:48 PM   #1
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Forecasting/managing track riding costs

Track riding is an expensive sport. By managing my track riding costs I get to plan out and forecast what track days I'll be doing. Since I'm very methodical, I decided to turn my approach into a system.

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Old 02-22-2019, 08:46 AM   #2
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Idea, since you write everything down you could also write down how many laps you got to do each session (clean ones without flags) and then afterwards you can see what your cost per lap was and determine if it was a good spend for the day.

Time is money!
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Old 02-22-2019, 10:43 AM   #3
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Idea, since you write everything down you could also write down how many laps you got to do each session (clean ones without flags) and then afterwards you can see what your cost per lap was and determine if it was a good spend for the day.

Time is money!
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I use to just write how many miles I'd put on the bike during the day.

I stopped becuase it just got me depressed to keep track of how few miles I was getting elsewhere after having done my first few track days with Buck Beasley's group, 30 min private sessions at MSRH. Was a bit bummed when he stopped organizing them but glad to see another giving it a go, and for not too much more than what we are up to now anyway.

On the costs, I think you may have missed the consumables, tire's, fuel, oil, etc. I figure those gonna cost you 100$ to put aside each time out. Rolled up is about $300 for each track day in town. That is other than riding the minis at cart track which is about half that. So it's true what they say, half the price twice the fun.
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It is for this very reason that i bought a supermoto and started riding at speedsportz in new caney, half the cost, two to three times the time on track, and less risk if i crash.
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I use to just write how many miles I'd put on the bike during the day.

I stopped becuase it just got me depressed to keep track of how few miles I was getting elsewhere after having done my first few track days with Buck Beasley's group, 30 min private sessions at MSRH. Was a bit bummed when he stopped organizing them but glad to see another giving it a go, and for not too much more than what we are up to now anyway.

On the costs, I think you may have missed the consumables, tire's, fuel, oil, etc. I figure those gonna cost you 100$ to put aside each time out. Rolled up is about $300 for each track day in town. That is other than riding the minis at cart track which is about half that. So it's true what they say, half the price twice the fun.
Thanks for the feedback.

I have "fuel" there, as I know I spend about 15 bucks on a given day. For tires, oil, etc., it gets a little more complicated, but I'll be adding that to the system as well, along with maintenance logs for the bikes.

I'll soon get into riding minis at the cart track, too.
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It is for this very reason that i bought a supermoto and started riding at speedsportz in new caney, half the cost, two to three times the time on track, and less risk if i crash.
What did you buy? When is Speedsportz open to bikes? Is it crowded?

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I bought a ktm 500 exc that came with sumo setup. Speedsportz charges $70 a day, they’ll let you out on the big track pretty much any day except race weekends. Next race weekend is this weekend. Buddy and i are planning to go next weekend 23rd and get our money’s worth by making a whole day of it but honestly last time we went i was exhausted after 3 hours. We had the track all to ourselves and when you can go all out with no traffic you get tired quick.
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I bought a ktm 500 exc that came with sumo setup. Speedsportz charges $70 a day, they’ll let you out on the big track pretty much any day except race weekends. Next race weekend is this weekend. Buddy and i are planning to go next weekend 23rd and get our money’s worth by making a whole day of it but honestly last time we went i was exhausted after 3 hours. We had the track all to ourselves and when you can go all out with no traffic you get tired quick.
So they aren't that firm on the 450 capacity restriction?
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So they aren't that firm on the 450 capacity restriction?
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