I posted this in the new racer/SCCA forum, but thought it might be more appriopriate here. I know you all probably get worn out over the "which car for a newbie" question, so I apologize in advance:
I've been researching SCCA racing in general and specifically sports racers for a while now. I have come down to a choice between a DSR or SRF. Obviously, SRF's are more affordable, but I could manage a decent car in either class. I prefer the DSR because of its weight, handling and lap times. I am afraid I would outgrow the SRF too quick. I am also familiar with bike engines having roadraced them for the last few years, and I own a bike shop, so another consideration pushing me towards the DSR.
I guess my question is: would you buy a good SRF with spares and set up notes to start with, with the idea that you might move on, or go ahead and get a DSR. I have limited roadracing experience in cars, I have raced 2X with Panoz and once with Skip Barber. I did race dirt cars for years. I can sort out nearly any type problem on my race bike, but car set-ups will be brand new.
Also, it looks like there are very few entries in DSR at regionals, but more at the nationals. SRF looks vice-versa. I'd like to start doing SEDiv regionals to begin with, but don't want to be the only car.
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