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Old 12-11-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
thstone
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Location: Los Angeles
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Yearly Track Costs (or how to spend $20K/yr on a $10K Porsche)

I get a lot of questions that start out with something like, "So, what does it cost for a year of tracking your Boxster?". Here is the general answer. I am sure that you could do the same number of days and spend less and I am definitely sure that you could spend more. Of course, your mileage may vary.

It's a good thing that my wife doesn't belong to the 986Forum.

2012 Number of Track Days: 28

Tracks: Streets of Willow, Willow Springs Big Track, AutoClub Speedway, Pomona Road Course, Mazda Laguna Seca, Buttonwillow Raceway.
  • Registration Fees: $5,200 (Ave = $185 per day)
  • Tires: 5 sets x $800 per set = $4,000 (5th set is brand new and will be used into early 2013)
  • Fuel: 1 fill-up per track day: $50 x 28 = $1,400
  • Brakes: 2 sets F/R pads + 2 sets of F/R rotors = $1,100 (DIY)
  • Oil/Oil Filter: 5 changes x $100 each = $500 (DIY)
  • Air Filter: 5 x $20 each = $100 (DIY)
  • Major Service: $380 (DIY)
  • Travel (hotels, meals, etc): $1,000 (most tracks are within driving distance of my house and I drive home on Sat night for most weekend events)
  • At Track Support: $450 (HRG Team support)
  • Repairs:
  • 1. $240 Shift cables adjustment + trans fluid service
  • 2. $600 P0410/P4111 CEL’s
Total = $14,970


Optional:
  • Professional Driving Instruction: $900 (best $900 ever spent!)
  • PSS9/996 sways/etc full suspension upgrade: $4,200
  • HANS device: $700
  • Plasti-Dip Track and Street Wheels: $72
  • Under drive pulley/new belt: $240 (DIY)
  • GoPro HD Camera/Mount: Free (Thanks Little “t”)
Total: $6,112

If all goes according to plan (hah!), in 2013 I'd like to buy a full Spec Boxster (BSR) and start wheel-to-wheel racing.
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Last edited by thstone; 12-11-2012 at 05:31 PM.
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