600 per event?!?! If an event is per weekend, then:bow:I ran my 2-11 in 2013. Figure about 600 an event +/- and add a bit for Hotels and food. Your tire budget will depend on what you run and how much you get out of them.
Keep a few grand on the side for incidentals. Because of your grouping, most likely ST-2, you'll be mixing it up with a lot of German metal. In the Texas group they liked to play demolition derby.
In order to fill run groups we were bunched under the Blitz group which had St-1/2/3 and ST-U, All the GS crowd, Spec 944, and a smattering of other miscellaneous types. Other than a few Vettes all the rest were metal bodied beasties with a few who were willing to push you out of the way if need be.
Hopefully your area groups play nicer.
how many sets of pads & rotors do you use per year? what's the cost?600 per event?!?! If an event is per weekend, then:bow:
I usually go through 2 sets of tires per weekend. At 250/tire, that's 2,000 over the weekend. The heavy cars go through 3-4 sets, so I consider 2 not bad
Gas is 7$/gallon. 30 minute heats are 5 gallons anyway. 4 heats a day. 8 heats/weekend. So ~300 in gas per weekend. or about 8-10 gallons per hour.
refresh motor in the off season. That's 2-8,000. Refresh tranny in off season, 0-4,000. Wide gap depends on how tired parts got during the season.
Fix stuff that breaks over the season: that will vary a lot, but certainly have funds available for that.
Assuming we're not counting rooming and entry fees, since that's a K across all...
The first year or two, is especially expensive as you prep the car for competition. The 211 is much closer to being ready for the track than an Elise/Exige. Stripping the HVAC, interior extras, hardening the suspension, adding real aero, correctly caging the "Elige", fixing fuel/oil starve issues, etc all add up to very significant dollars- espeically if ou're not doing the work yourself...
They are talking about racing and your talking about track days, there is a huge difference.as a newb, (second track day yesterday)
I cheap out on just about everything as I am still very much a rook.
event itself reg cost is generally between 200-350 per day, (One or two day events) I also purchase track insurance which runs me about 180$ more
I use premium as my car is basically stock, and I have only run on street conti DWS tires. Plenty of warning and less risky for a newb as myself.
Brake fluid flush costs a few bucks if you do it yourself (~4$ per 12oz I use about 4 bottles 16-18$ because I am generous with the bleeding)
but like these guys, it can get way up there. I just am not at that level yet