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ChrisZang March 31st, 2009 11:07 AM

The real cost of racing
For all of us "weekend racers" out there (like me), a friend of mine found this interesting article (which probably all of our Spec-Boxster racing friends will be able to confirm):


clemsonc March 31st, 2009 11:43 AM

Haven't read the article in the link....

But I believe if you open a company (ie: Zang Racing), you can write-off and expense most of the investment. Talk to your CPA.

ChrisZang March 31st, 2009 01:22 PM


"Zang Racing Group" - I like the sound of it :D

Docdanracy March 31st, 2009 01:32 PM

how to make a small fortune in racing.....start with a large fortune:D

ChrisZang April 2nd, 2009 12:55 PM

Flat Out, Flat Broke: Formula 1 the Hard Way!
Little follow up:

I just laid my hands on the following book: "Flat Out, Flat Broke: Formula 1 the Hard Way!"
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Flat-Out-Broke-Formula-Hard/dp/1844250180/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238691121&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Flat Out, Flat Broke: Formula 1 the Hard Way! (0699414002627): Perry McCarthy, Damon Hill, Perry McCarthy: Books[/ame]

You MUST read this, this is one great (very funny and very informative) book about a guy who albeit he drove a F1 car he never quite made it in F1 and who also was the "Black Stig" in TopGear season 1 & 2 , before Jeremy Clarkson "killed him" and replaced him with the "White Stig".

Aliraza1166 October 26th, 2015 04:31 AM

Oh no....didn't hear that part ....I guess TRG needs to look at that before the Laguna Seca race this weekend....????

offshore October 27th, 2015 08:39 AM

Several years ago while attending a GGR DE event at Laguna Seca a couple parked next to me in a new pick up and a car trailer. He unloaded a race ready 911 and over the course of the event we struck up several conversations. He and his wife traveled around the country participating in as many races as they could when he wasn't working. I got around to asking him what it costs to race for a year and he confided that they spend around $150K a year to race as an amateur. Can't imagine what professional racing costs but it is probably a good case for sponsorship.

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