Yes, continues to get expensive….But make sure you compare apples to apples. A front drive roadster is entry level, similar to an entry level class in karting while your upper divisions (late models in circle track) would be more comparable to a tag or shifter. Sounds good running a cheap car, but just like in karting, the expense comes in as we all try to move to the next step.
Curt, it may seem a ‘good deal’ to go car racing (and it may be). Make sure you look at your son’s age, experience,etc. while also factoring in garage space, trailers, practice time. I could take my daughter racing in several venues but choose karting because it really does hone the skills that she will need to be successful in any form of motorsports. Plus I can jump on a kart and race with her.