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So I did a search, and didn't find much other then roughly $125 a track day.


What are the costs of a track day roughly. I know it will vary from place to place.


But all included costs?

Track day
Membership
Anything special done/bought for bike? (I know tires must pass tech inspection)
Extra fees?


I talked to one person, and he said for a beginner, the first time may be about $600. That is including food lodging track fee's, etc. And I could very well spend $1000 in a weekend. Depending how fast I go through tires, etc.

Seems really steep.


Any information helps. Moving to Nebraska may very well be in my future. Roads there are straight as hell, and id probably switch to track.

(Although I would be 30 mins from colorado and maybe some mountain twisties?)
 

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$1000 for your first trackday does sound a little steep, but I guess it really depends on if you have track worthy gear already. Assuming that you don't, that may be fairly accurate as a starting point.

Every org will be different as the cost of a trackday is largely dependent upon what the rental fee for the track itself is + Operations costs / number of riders that can be safely put onto the track + % margin. Let's face it, they're not doing it just for the sake of being nice, they want to make some money too.

Things you may want for your bike if you don't have them already. The list could go on, and on, and on...but I'll keep it short.
*New Tires
*Sliders (Some like them, some don't, YMMV)

Assuming that you already have a 1 or 2 piece leather suit, race gauntlet gloves and racing boots, some additional gear you may want if you don't have it already.
*Back Protector
*Chest Protector
*Mouth Guard
*Ear Plugs

Other than that....bring some food and lots of water for the day, an extra can of gas and camp at the track if they'll let you (vs. staying in a hotel)
 

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I already have a 1 piece, gauntlet style gloves, full boots, and a back protector.

Im hoping the costs wont be too bad, low enough where i could go atleast 6 times a year.
 

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Tires should last a few trackdays. I usually pay for transportation, and a hotel IF it's too far to go in the morning. Most of the time I leave at 4am. I can do a full day for less than $200 easy if I already have tires.
 

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Tires should last a few trackdays. I usually pay for transportation, and a hotel IF it's too far to go in the morning. Most of the time I leave at 4am. I can do a full day for less than $200 easy if I already have tires.
So with bike and gear passing inspection. $200 or less for all fees? Or are you already paying some member fee for the track?
 

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Track fee $100-$200 per day.
Tires $200.
Hotel $100 per night.
Food $50 per day.
Gas $100+.
So yeah, a weekend could run $800-$1000, a little less if you camp out. Tires will last multiple track days.
 

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Track fee $100-$200 per day.
Tires $200.
Hotel $100 per night.
Food $50 per day.
Gas $100+.
So yeah, a weekend could run $800-$1000, a little less if you camp out. Tires will last multiple track days.
So if the track is almost 3 hours away, and i go for one day and my bike is track only (prevent excess tire wear). I could probably go for $300 or so.


Still can get expensive. But its what i will have to do if i move to Nebraska.

Sh*ts flat :crackup:
 

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Nebraska? We dont need that horrible state. Corn? My SUV doesn't run on corn. Ethanol was a dream and a dumb one. Tosh FTW
 

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Haha. Where it would be is like 30 minutes from colorado.

If i do move there. I already am getting a dirt bike, a couple acres, and barrow/buying/renting a small tractor.
 

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If you already have all the gear and new tires, you can keep the cost down.

A trackday here usually costs $125/day. Your gas/food/lodging costs can vary depending on distance and where you stay. I've tried camping at the track and packing food to cut down costs even more. Ideally you should be able to do a trackday for about $300 or less
 

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If you already have all the gear and new tires, you can keep the cost down.

A trackday here usually costs $125/day. Your gas/food/lodging costs can vary depending on distance and where you stay. I've tried camping at the track and packing food to cut down costs even more. Ideally you should be able to do a trackday for about $300 or less
:+1: Last few trackdays I did last year, I camped at the track and brought my own food. Brought down the price enough for me to do an extra trackday.

If this is your first trackday, I would make sure my tires are decent and forget about burning through the set in one weekend. Unless you're some godly talented rider, you can realistically expect to get at least 5-7 td's depending on skill level, suspension set up, tire compounds, and track surface. Of course I'm assuming you'll be running something like Q2's, Pure's, 2ct's, Bt-016's, etc.
 

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Track fee $100-$200 per day.
Tires $200.
Hotel $100 per night. Not necessary, most tracks will let you stay on grounds over night. Get there the day before and sleep in the car, or camp on the grounds.
Food $50 per day. ??? Really wtf are you eating man? Go to subway the day before and put the sub in a cooler. Take a bagel for breakfast, and some sports bars for snacks and you are good.
Gas $100+.
So yeah, a weekend could run $800-$1000, a little less if you camp out. Tires will last multiple track days.
All said and done with a $150 track day cost I can usually do a track day for under $250 if it is a 3 hour round trip or less. I dont really consider tires in with the cost of the track day because at a lvl 2 pace or lower you can get 5 or so track days out of a set.
 

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Assuming that you already have a 1 or 2 piece leather suit, race gauntlet gloves and racing boots, some additional gear you may want if you don't have it already.
*Back Protector
*Chest Protector
*Mouth Guard
*Ear Plugs

Other than that....bring some food and lots of water for the day, an extra can of gas and camp at the track if they'll let you (vs. staying in a hotel)
mouth guard? never heard anyone suggest that before..
 

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Awesome, this is seeming more and more realistic for me.

At the moment im running diablo rosso's. But those will be gone by the time i start doing track days.
 

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Also if you can find a buddy in your area that does track days, go with them. It will help keep expenses down.
 

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wow, $125 for a td sounds awesome. pretty much all the td's i have on my schedule are $200. i did score a deal for a $350 memorial day two-day weekend. but even after the thousands you spend on the machine, and gear, and truck and trailer, $200 ain't too bad. i may have to get a third job to support this habit!
 

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wow, $125 for a td sounds awesome. pretty much all the td's i have on my schedule are $200. i did score a deal for a $350 memorial day two-day weekend. but even after the thousands you spend on the machine, and gear, and truck and trailer, $200 ain't too bad. i may have to get a third job to support this habit!
Thats one thing im worried about. Getting in too deep and not being able to afford it.
 

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$100 to gas up the car and bike
$130 for the track day
$10 gate entry fee
$7 for bread and sandwitch meat

assuming you have tires, chairs, a tent, a cooler, your own traler or a truck, another tent to sleep in, gear, and fresh oil in your bike. Then those pictures you will probably want to buy are about $40 on top of that. i think thats why your friend quoted you $700. your first time, there will be a lot of little things to help the day go by smoother. After things get going, $300 a day for everything is about average if youre doing it cheap.
 

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i spend maybe $125 for a trackday, $60 in gas, $20 food/drink and since i dont have a truck i always have to get a rental which is $80 for a weekend. i spend alittle under 350 maybe. i always busy the pictures too.
 
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