High Price of Racing
The amount of money spent on a race really depends on your class.
Whether you are a pro- stock driver or just a sportsman.
A a couple of drivers from different classes said they spend hundreds sometimes even thousands, all for a 3 to 10 second run on this track during Gatornationals.
More than 400 racers from all over the country travel to Gainesville to compete at Gatornationals, but along with the adrenaline rush comes the high price of racing.
"It's extremely expensive to come out here," said sportsman driver Scot Lamar.
"It's easily well over 6 figures a year and we run about 14 to 16 races a season," said competition eliminator Bruno Massel Jr.
"A race car just rolling, that's no motor, it just rolls is usually about $25,000 and then you have to put a motor in it," Said Heather Lamar who is a sportsman driver.
"if you were to actually think about how much it cost, we wouldn't be racing," said Hector Arana Jr.
Twenty-four year old Hector Arana Jr. is a pro stock motorcycle racer from Milltown Indiana.
He attends about 16 races a year and said he and his father have actually calculated the total cost of maintaining his bike during each race.
"We figured that it was about $5,000 a race, which equals out to $800 a run," said Arana.
That number doesn't include other expenses like fuel.
"About $25.00 a gallon," said Arana.
Then you have to add up travel expenses, entry fees and the staff working on aranas bike.
"Depending on what you break you can look up to $50,000 dollars," said Arana.
Arana said the fact that he is sponsored by Lucas Oil is what guarantees he can continue racing.
"We don't think about how much it cost for racing, because we love racing," said Arana.
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