Thanks for the input, I’m doing the v2r this year and it will be my 3rd. I guess recycling aluminum cans ain’t gonna do itI recommend doing a shorter state side race first; something like BITD vegas to reno or SS300. it's much cheaper (logistics and entry fees) and will give you an idea of what to expect, before you end up spending a lot of money on a B1000 entry.
the estimates given are reasonable. big variable is the bike, as mentioned, if you are doing your own bike you can buy a used bike for 5-7K, and put money in it to race prep, or buy a used race prepped bike for 10-15k. A bike off the showroom floor will still need to be race prepped and is probably 15-20k when you're done, depending on whether you do it yourself or have someone prep it. you can rent a bike as part of a fly and ride package, but don't know what they run. of course, you can race what you brung, but the chances of finishing go way down, if you don't prep your bike for these races or you chose the wrong bike.
entry fees are pretty fixed, but figure that you will be paying money here and there for misc. things and parts and it will all add up quickly. basically, you will max our your card at some point....doing a B1000...lol
anyway, no matter what or how much money you spend, you will have the adventure of your life, as it's highly unlikely that anything will go as planned or budgeted.