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Re: Want to get started in Ameteur racing. need advice/help.
Add to that the price of decent oil, the 2 thousand little things you will need (new windscreen, the latest pipe, chains and sprockets (different tracks require different gearing), jets or a PC etc.) along with the inevitable crash repair (ranging from an exhaust can and a brake lever all the way to radiators, bodywork, engine cases, helmet, leathers, gloves etc.) and you get an idea of what "Club" racing is all about.
Oh, I almost forgot: do it for more than a season or two and by the time you are 40 years old it will take you 5 minutes longer to stand up straight, get out of bed, stop limping or get out of a chair. Do it for more than 5 seasons and don't look too closely in the mirror while you're shaving, or you'll have to look at the crisscross scars from the multiple surgeries on your collarbone and the split in your teeth from a long forgotten highside. You probably won't want to spend much time doing anything that requires precise eye hand coordination since the 12th 120 mph getoff severed a bundle of nerves in your neck and your body can't quite remember the pathway to your index and middle fingers anymore . . .
Now, factor in the price of the most incredible experiences you may ever have (short of the birth of your child) and racing is basically priceless.
and your girlfriend too.