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Old 09-13-2011, 06:26 PM   #21
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Tillsonburg cost me $600, and I got 28 minutes on the track.

I can't wait until Short Course is taken more seriously.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:31 PM   #22
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There's too many variables.
Simple things like a jug of fuel for one racer might be $45.00, while an electric guy uses none. Then a sponsored driver might have free fuel or very low cost on a jug.
Same thing with wearing out a clutch assembly vs. none or vs. a good long life aftermarket clutch.
Or how about if you have a $300.00 motor that's only good for 5 gallons - you used up $60.00 worth of your motor if you burned a full gallon.
Some tracks suck the life out of a set of tires. I have personally DESTROYED 2 sets of brand new tires at hardcore on those hot hot days when they weren't watering, compared to a single set of Gridirons that I used for BOTH buggy's at CRC that were still in great condition when I was done. And add to that that some guys pay full retail of over $80.00 a set, while others get them for steep discounts or maybe even free.
Steve's F150 sucks back something like $160.00 for 700km, while my Sentra is more like $55.00 for 550km.
Some guys arrive arrive Friday morning and practice hard and go through a lot of parts, while others show up Saturday and get only 10 minutes practice, 3 5 minute qualifyers and make the 15 minute d-main. Huge wear and tear differences.
Then there's the whole hotel thing - share a room? maybe split it 4 ways? sleep in a camper? sleep in a tent?
Then there's the Sousa's - 2 racers, 4 classes (all nitro)... try to add that up!!!
There's WAY too many variables. You could pull off a 3 day electric only weekend for as low as entry, gas, food, 1/2 a set of tires, some wear and tear and sleep in your tent...... or you could have a 2 class nitro blowout weekend from hell and stay in a hotel. Everyone's expense will be completely different and quite variable.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:29 PM   #23
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I also here people say they are saving so money as they now have a camper. However you have to take into account the extra fuel you burn pulling it to the track, insurance, maintenance, cost of trailer, storage, etc.etc.

I keep looking at it however when I add it up crashing in a cheap hotel keeps winning out for me!!
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:43 PM   #24
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I agree with most, being very new to RC i had not idea how fast it adds up.

Three day race, Cost me...

- $120 ( loss of pay on friday )
- $70 ( Race entry Fees )
- $120 ( meals two dinners, three lunches , three breakfast )
- $50 fuel to get to the race
- $50 in parts, filters, fuel ect..
- $100 for hotel tell for two nights, shared with someone else

Total cost $510 to show up and blow my escs at the barnyard GLorcs race and spend the weekend pitting the rest of the team.. lol
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:22 PM   #25
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I agree with the cost for a 3 day is variable and if you have a trailer yes it will cost you less to race every weekend however the initial cost of the trailer should be taken into consideration. I bought a small pit trailer at the beginning of this year and with the setup it was over $3500. My trailer is only a 5'x8'. It's a very basic setup and I did everything myself to save some dough.

Point pay either way for a 3 day race weekend
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:40 PM   #26
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Now everyone knows why I did so much mountain biking this summer !

Still the best $300 ive ever spent ! So with the demise of the Gorcs series maybe we will see the return to the "Good Old Days" of the one day TROPHY RACE and a resurgence of Club Racing ?
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:58 PM   #27
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:23 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by JordanAK View Post
Now everyone knows why I did so much mountain biking this summer !
Agreed - I can race my mountain bike at a facility that maintains and insures hundreds of acres of land, maintains a trail network of 60-120 km of XC trails for $45 Canadian Dollars in a high level Provincial Points Series...

Or ride for $13-20 / day.

Kelso Conservation area has a great weekday race series where you pay $70 for 14 races. The draw prizes each night are as good or better than a big RC trophy race weekend.

Much more value in XC cycling or just training....

Dont get me wrong, I see where some of the money goes for RC promoters, but personaly I feel there is not much value given back to the participant for $$ spent.

I guess it's just economies of scale or basic economics - take your pick....
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:35 AM   #29
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now everyone knows why i did so much mountain biking this summer ! :d

still the best $300 ive ever spent ! :up: So with the demise of the gorcs series maybe we will see the return to the "good old days" of the one day trophy race and a resurgence of club racing ?
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:21 PM   #30
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+1 for one day race events!
With more than one hobby, family, friends, etc...the summer calendar gets filled up fairly quickly and squeezing in a one day race is MUCH easier (and affordable) than blocking off a whole weekend.
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