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Old 12-19-2016, 02:02 AM
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Dash looks good, Rob.

You mention some class rules and if it were just a track car you'd run a 10.5" wheel all around. Are you racing door to door in AI or some other class?
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:13 AM
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Dash looks good, Rob.

You mention some class rules and if it were just a track car you'd run a 10.5" wheel all around. Are you racing door to door in AI or some other class?
I hope to have my comp license the first of net year and Run NASA American Iron.

Yes actual door to door racing.
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:57 AM
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I hope to have my comp license the first of net year and Run NASA American Iron.

Yes actual door to door racing.
Nice! Soo, you're going to need a back up car?
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Nice! Soo, you're going to need a back up car?
Let's hope it doesn"t come to that.
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Could you give me an idea of cost for the weekend...fuel, tires, pads. Just curious
Folks talk about a spec Miata being cheap, I can't/won't go there.


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Old 12-22-2016, 11:40 PM
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Could you give me an idea of cost for the weekend...fuel, tires, pads. Just curious
Folks talk about a spec Miata being cheap, I can't/won't go there.


Inbox is clear and no, not yet. LOL



Oh this is going to be fun!


Fuel? Depends! Pump gas or 110+ Octane..... 110 at the track is $10 a gallon -- I use 5 or 6 gallons per 20 minute session. You'll get 4 to 5 20 minute sessions per day. Yup -- that's right -- we'll call that $250 per day. ONE THIRD that on pump gas.

TIRES? Depends on how fast you go! I used to get at least 3 track weekends from a set of Hoosiers.... now that I go faster and put more heat in to them - I might get 3 Days -- that's one weekend plus one day of another weekend. Yeah --- so $1800 ish for a set of Hoosiers...


Brakes -- again - how fast you going - do you threshold brake - trail brake? I chew a set of pads in about a years worth.... so call that 3 track weekends. Relatively cheap. My car runs big brakes - big pads - very nice and thick.... until you grind em into the ground! LOL


Track ENTRY FEES - $500 for a two day event

Oh - and then you have HOTEL and FOOD and BOOZE (for Lillard)... and getting to and fro
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Could you give me an idea of cost for the weekend...fuel, tires, pads. Just curious
Folks talk about a spec Miata being cheap, I can't/won't go there.


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I wish I had enough track days under my belt to really have a handle on the costs but sadly the weekend you saw me run was day 6 & 7 on track.

Tracking a car is never cheap. Period. Some cars are cheaper to run but nothing is cheap.

Saving money by driving a Miata? Hmmm.

So brake wear I cannot comment on yet although who needs brakes, they only slow you down.

My low hp v8 does not eat like Greg's but I still burn about 15 gallons for a full day. I pay $9 a gallon for leaded 110 by my house so figure $130-160 for a days fuel.

The Shelby club events are more expensive. You can run with other groups for far less. In my area you can usually figure about $175 a day for track fees so low end $350 up to the $5-600 that Weld is talking about for a full weekend. Some times tracks like Streets of Willow have entry fees as low as $110 with some groups.

Big name tracks = more cost. It costs more to runs at Laguna Seca or Sonoma than say Buttonwillow or Chuckwalla.

The Spec Toyo RA1s, and now Toyo RRs, in a 275 35 18 cost about $1100 a set. It looks like I will get 4 weekends out of my first set of RA1s. The RRs will wear faster and if I up my speed on track they will wear faster yet. I'd bet I will get 4-5 track days from a set of RRs. The RA1s wear like iron so I bet they would always give me 7-8 days even if I get to be fast.

Figure you will bleed your brakes after every weekend. Oil and fluid changes are up to you.

Then you have to get to the track and back. For me that is a Diesel pulling a 40ft gooseneck with a sleeper section (I probably should post some info on that at some point) up front at 8mpg. So for a 100 mile trip to the track add another $60-75.



So a weekend away staying in my trailer is about $1k give or take.
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Also remember that you can't leave anything alone. Maybe you can but I can't. If the car runs a little hot then you have to cut to cure.





Track Spec make a great product and my engine temps really dropped when I added these and my radiator duct project.

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Who Cares What It Costs -- Worth Every Nickle!!
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Who Cares What It Costs -- Worth Every Nickle!!
That pretty much sums it up.

Just set some clear attainable goals and get after it.

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