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Dan Breuer

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.