yeah, $$$$$ is always a big issue racing
Even club level racing is extremely expensive if you are in modern competetive classes, i.e. 600ss, 750 ss or sb, or open ss or sb. At least a set of tires a wknd for the front end guys plus around $ 250- 300 for entry fees depending on # of classes run.................... My son has been very fortunate to have had a lot of help with bikes, tires, entry fees etc. Without the goodwill of the team owner we wouldn't have the where withall to be racing now, since he's also a full time college student, and Dad has spent all the money he's going to on this " fun "
Even doing the AMA 250 sched ( we will miss at least the Daytona round since one bike still is in Italy ), you can figure about $ 3000 per rider in each event. It SOUNDS high, but that's a fairly realistic sum. We've got some help with product and monies from half a dozen motorcycle related firms ( Arai,Brembo etc), but even at that, without a BIG outside sponsor, the majority of this is coming out of the team owner's own pocket. Thank God for guys like him that are compelled to spend their time and $$$$ this way!
Yeah, it would make more sense for Katja to go where the support $$$ is, she IS a fine looking pilot:yesnod :thumbup