Hello! I am aware that there are plenty of similar threads to this, but I have some specific questions as well. Any feedback or advice is appreciated!
I am currently racing Karts in the SKUSA series and looking to take my first steps into car racing. After some research it seems that Spec Miata is the way to go. So I am looking for advice to plan my first year in the 2020-21 season (most likely cal club region).
Initial Costs: (do you think I am missing anything or have inaccuracies?)
Car - 20,000k for majors/runoff competetive (should I buy from a shop or private party?)
Trailer - 2-3k (looking at flatbeds)
Gear+Hans - 2k
SCCA Certified - $2,000 (any recommendations on schools/beat way to go about this?)
Operational Costs: Alright this is where I get lost lol. Not sure how many races I will commit to but I am guessing at least 6. what do you guys think each category takes $$ to be competitive/if I am leaving anything out!
-Car Maintenance? (pads, rotors, oil changes, engine rebuilds, fuel etc)
-Entry fees (do most people practice the day before events?)
-Tires (how long do they last before you are disadvantaged/Do most people use fresh rubber every race?)
Are there teams to pit with or is it pretty individual? I spectated a regional race and it looked like most of the drivers work by themselves.
I have a few sponsors in Karting that are interested in continuing into Spec Miata...am I allowed to wrap or decorate the car in sponsors logos as long as I keep the required Mazda stickers and numbering? I struggled finding info on this one especially.
Okay I think that's all I can think of! I realize I have a lot to learn but I am just trying to plan ahead. Thank you so much for reading!! Cannot wait to get on track!