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I live in a suburb of Oklahoma city, and there is a local autocross chapter of the scca that races not far from here, I was just wondering if you could give me a basic estimate of how much it would take to get started in auto-x...just as "weeked warrior" and nothing to serious. thanks
 

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If by 'how much it would take' you mean how much would it cost, generally about $20 to run. As for what it would take for your car and you, enough gas to get there, run, and get back; a battery that's tied down; a working throttle return spring; properly tightened down wheels; and an eagerness to have fun.
Loaner helmets are usually available.
 

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I was talking about the whole package, like spare parts, tires, ect. I mean, would I be looking at around a 10-15000 dollar investment or less to really get started.
 

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all you need is your car. You don't need another set of wheels and tires. The pros are the ones who usually do that.

If you just getting started, like me, all you need is about $25, some food, water, sunscreen, lawn chairs, sandwiches, air pressure guage, tire inflater wouldn't hurt (cost me about $12 from Advanced Auto Parts), and most of all your car and you.

You don't need a helmet to start off either, most places usually have loaner helmets for you to use.

hope this helps,

aj :)
 

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Lots of good info here:

http://www.tirerack.com/features/solo2/handbook.htm

For your first time, bring yourself, your car, and about $40 (entry fee, time-only runs if available, gas, food). Don't let anyone tell you that you need anything else. The more you do it, the more you'll understand that certain things become important (eventually having your own helmet) and other things are not (10-15000 investments, for example).

Just have a good time your first time (and hopefully every time).
 

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for your first year...dont waste money on anything but seat time. No special parts, no tires, nothing....just learn to drive.

After that, costs will depend on...

a) how competitive do you want to be?
b) how many events you goto?
c) what class you decide on?

Costs can range from 250 bucks a year to run 10 events at a club like GCAC and just have fun to well over 30-50,000 bucks to build a well developed Street Prepared or Prepared car, and goto all the national level events.
 

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Philbert said:


is there a link at the end missing? it seemed like you were going to go into how tires work, and then the page just seems to abruptly end with no "continued" link. just making sure i'm not missing something.

thanks,
phil
Yeah I never got around to finishing it :)
 
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