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    http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do....photopanel#17

    "put down the Haterade and listen up, because Saini's dad is not a legendary driver and Saini hasn't been racing go-karts since he was 5 either. He didn't even get into racing until after college and even then it was just autocrossing on weekends. In other words, he's a lot like you."

    sounds exactly like Charles' situation

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    Good article. Nice find.
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    It definitely gives grassroot talent who dont have any "connections" to the pro racer circle hope, well, just a little hope perhaps... haha!

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    Awesome article.

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    I've always felt the Mazda ladder program was one of the coolest things in motorsports and I wished more manufacturers would implement similar programs.
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    There is also a similar article from Pobst in this months Sportscar. It does give us all hope, especially people like charles who can go in and win it.
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    anyone know what a full season of mx5 cup would cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JC3D View Post
    anyone know what a full season of mx5 cup would cost?
    I donno about the playboy MX5 cup. But for SB, its 3000 per race weekend including the car, fuel, and all that good stuff(arrive and drive). If you purchase the whole Winter or Fall Season, which is 5 races each, then you get 15% discount, and for every 4 race weekends you get 1 free(only on promotion lately). On top of that, as far as practice, IMO you can always choose to practice through using your own car at various HPDE events or attend SB official lapping days with their cup car which is about 1000 per day including all the good stuff, not so bad imo. (7's Only racing rent out their race cars for 1400 per day, not including track fee). Afterall its a well known racing school.
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    I actually went through the skip barber school a few years ago and the education was world class. But if people like us ever want to take it to another level, this would be much more beneficial to racing in poc.

    So a season of the SB would be about 11k or so for 5 weekends?

    In this article, they talk about dealerships sponsoring cars, is that for the playboy cup or for sb?
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    the skip barber regional series is a great deal.. its more like 4k a wknd (fri, sat, sun), with 6-7 race weekends. i started my racing career in their formula car series, but the new MX5 series is great for those wanting to go sports car racing (Charles )

    the MX5 cup is probably around 7500 - 10k a wknd, depending on the level of the team.

    Grand-Am Koni Challenge ST is 15k-20k per wknd.

    Rolex GT = 50k-60k a wknd

    Just to give you guys an idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by JC3D View Post
    I actually went through the skip barber school a few years ago and the education was world class. But if people like us ever want to take it to another level, this would be much more beneficial to racing in poc.

    So a season of the SB would be about 11k or so for 5 weekends?

    In this article, they talk about dealerships sponsoring cars, is that for the playboy cup or for sb?
    playboy cup.. since it has more media coverage, etc...

    finding a sponsor for the SB series will be hard since it has limited exposure. you need a "personal" sponsor that is willing to help you get your career off the ground.
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