I entered racing a year ago and I will continue to race SRX7 for a few more years. I would then like to up the budget quite a bit and run a national class. After watching the FA's race this past weekend at the Texas GP, I have the desire to race the "fastest" on the track. Can you give me some cost estimates for a new FA and then also weekend estimates. As an example, I've given my current weekend costs for SRX7...
entry fee - $225
garage - $20
tow gas - $60
hotel 2 nights - $130
food and beer - $90
new tires $460 / 4 weekends - $115
car gas - $25
oil(engine, trans, rear) $60 / 4 weekends - $15
misc. (rotors, pads, breaks) - $100
Total per weekend... $780
I also couldn't find any new dealers on the internet. I looked for Ralt and Swift and only found used ones. The used ones were priced from $15,000 to $60,000.
I also wonder if I need a complete crew to run a FA. How much wrenching is required and is it possible to do a complete race weekend by yourself?
* 1982 Mazda RX7 (SCCA SRX7/ITA)
* 1993 BMW 325is (SCCA DS, BMW CCA D)
* 1986 Ferrari 328gts (SCCA TBS)