We have 2 5-1600's and this is what we will budget to get one car to the starting line at BAP in April. Alot of your prep cost will be based on how much prep you do yourself and how much needs to be sourced out. For instance we leave the engine and transmission building to the professionals, but we do the rest ourselves. It also depends how hard you are on your equipment which requires more tear down and magging.
Entry fees - $650
Race fuel - $150
Gas for tow rig Vegas to Primm and back - $100
Food for family and crew for 2 days of racing - $350
Post race cocktails - $100 if we lose $200 if we win
T-shirts and impulse buys- $100
Basic prep, lubes, fluids - $ 200
Going camping with your family and about 5,000 friends who show up with race cars and then a race breaks out - $ PRICELESS !!!!!!!!
CAUTION- RACING IS ADDITIVE AND WILL CAUSE SHRINKAGE OF YOUR WALLET FOR WHICH THERE IS NO CURE!