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    Looking for Cost Info

    Considering getting into CCA racing.

    Asside from the cost of the car and any prep costs, what is the annual, recurring costs to campaign a car? ( I know that this is dependent upon the resources of the driver and number of events per year. I'm looking for an order of magnitude guestimate, $2k, $5k or $15k?)

    I'm assuming that there is the cost of:
    Tires
    Entry fees
    Fuel
    Room/food per weekend
    Etc.

    Any help is appreciated,
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    I'd say you'd be right on at close to $15

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    Sorry, $15k

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    Wow. How many events a year is that ? (m)

    Care to break it down a little ?

    For that matter, what does it cost to prep a stock car (say an E36 M3) for club racing ?

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    Re: Wow. How many events a year is that ? (m)

    I would say it would cost 14000 to prep a stock car

    3000 cage
    1000 various safety (seat harnesses fire system etc)
    2000 suspensions
    1000 brakes and brakes accesories and spares
    1000 minor mods (chip, intae exhaust)
    2000 wheels
    2000 tires
    1000 maintainance
    1000 extras

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    Re: Looking for Cost Info

    I'd say $2k per event.
    My experience (E-Mod 2002, and I-Prep E36)
    Tires $800 - 1000 per weekend. Tires not necessarily worn, but often get 'heat-cycled to the point of uselessness.
    Entry fees - depends but expect $500 a weekend
    Fuel - $4-6 per gal (100 octane to 114), 8-10 gal per hour. Don't forget tow vehicle fuel.
    Room/food - $100 per day on up, per person. You *may* have to pay someone to maintain the car.

    Also consider brake pads and rotors last about maybe 4-5 race weekends.
    Oil/trans fluid/diff fluid change every other race.
    Brake fluid change every 4 races.
    Wheels bearings last a season
    Engines need refreshing every 2 years (or more) depending on your style.
    Check every nut and bolt between every race. (If you don't do you own maintenance add that too).
    Helmets/Harnesses/suits must be changed every 5 years (by regulation), but probably only the harness will make it that long.

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    Second that

    I think Steve is right on the money

    2000 dollar is an acceptable estimate. Do not forget to save money for crashes or dents they do happen to the best of us.

    Do lots of homework and talk to lots of people. Ask many many questions no matter how stupid. I did the mistake of jumping into club racing and I didn't have a good time. Look at all your options.

    Good luck

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    Did you learn and start having fun ?

    Once you figured out what you were doing did you start enjoying it, or have you moved on to other (cheaper) pursuits ?
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    Re: Did you learn and start having fun ?

    Yes, I moved to SCCA. I bought a cheap neon and run it in SSC. I did 12 events in it and it is okay. SCCA offers more events and huge fields. Plus they race everywhere so it is easier to make your schedule work and see that there is an event worth going to. BMWCCA only has a couple of club races in my area and the only one worth going to is VIR and it got filled up. In SCCA I don't think any event ever got filled up, we had a 96 car field once and I was right in the middle of it. I am sure lots of pople have a great time in BMWCCA but if they win a rcae there it doesn't count to much, while if you win the RunOffs you are reconized to having achieved something. It's all about what a person pursuits. There are many racers that just enjoy being around cars and working on their cars, and there are some that are into competition. BMWCCA is not the place to go if you want competition since there is so little of it. If you want to measure yourself, there is only one place Spec Racer Ford. But to answer your question, I did and I am having fun most of the times.

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    Cool! One of my DE instructors has a spec ford...

    Nice and quick. Looks scary to run in traffic with Vipers and other cars that have trouble seeing you!
    How did you decide on running a neon ? Purely by price or more by how many people there are to test yourself against ?

    Thanks for your wisdom, oh great one!
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    Where can I get info on different classes, not

    SCCA and BMWCCA don't have a simpler breakout of the classes and what kind of cars run in them. I've read through a couple of the class rules, but didn't summarize all of the classes, j-spec, IT, e-mod(?), etc.

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    Re: Where can I get info on different classes, not


    <a href="http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com/2003%20Series/Rules/2003Rules-final.htm">http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com/2003%20Series/Rules/2003Rules-final.htm</a>



    <a href="http://www.scca.org/amateur/club_racing/classes/index.html">http://www.scca.org/amateur/club_racing/classes/index.html</a>


    <a href="http://www.scca.org/news/index.html#comp_regs">http://www.scca.org/news/index.html#comp_regs</a>

    For more complete data order from SCCA the General Competition Rules (GCR's)

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