2010 SCORE Baja Series Race Expenses
I offer this in the hope that I can shed some light on what it really costs to field a competitive 5/1600 car in the SCORE desert racing series. We believe that our expenditures were prudent and necessary in order to field a serious entry in each of the SCORE "Baja" races; further, they represent the "low end" of the cost spectrum given that we do all our own prep work...... Yes, it can be done for less but at the cost of serious "corner cutting" that could negatively affect the ability to win or even finish any of these races. The shear brutality of these races has no equal anywhere else in the world of motor-sports of that we are aware; to enter these races under-prepared is a mistake with possibly serious consequences that could go far beyond any financial considerations. We believe that our outstanding safety and finishing record gives testament to our strategy; your mileage may vary.
Notes: We started this race season with a freshly overhauled car/motor/transaxle, no outstanding problems or issues to address at the beginning of the season. We retired some high stress components during the race season at significant expense, however. There were also "routine" engine and transaxle service expenses. We ended the accounting of the 2010 season expenses once the car was returned to the "pre-2010 season" condition, giving us a complete picture of our actual expenses..
Click on any expense category for a break-down of those expenses:
SCORE San Felipe 250
SCORE Baja 500
SCORE Baja 1000
Total Race Expenses for 2010:
Total Race Winnings for 2010: