Again, it's all relative. We got the cars for free from Can-am, and it costed Marc less than 5,000.00 over the last year to pay me to build it. Fox gave him the shocks for free, etc...The real costs for our racing is in the race by race logistics and expenses. Marc estimates that the 1000 will cost over 30,000 for us to race competitively.So folks think it doesn't boil down to who has the most $$$, I get that. That is one reason I loved IROC when they were running, it's the drivers.
But that said, just how much does it cost to go Baja'ing in a UTV for the car only? I know there's associated crew logistics etc... but you'll have that with any race program.
I bet there isn't one car that was in contention under $30-$50K. Am I right? Just curious. This is still a considerable chunk of change and much more than I think a Class 9 car is to run. Lou definitely is filling a huge niche for those of us poor paupers...
I have over 3,000 hours designing and building the Monster Mav. That is mostly due to every chassis component being hand built or heavily modified. I think the majority of the teams will tell you they have just hundreds of hours in their builds, not thousands, due to the fact that they purchase over the counter suspension components, etc.
There is in excess of 20,000 worth of parts, and the car costs 20,000 retail.
Any racing program relies on good driving in order to find success. I feel that there are 3 tiers of driving abilitires within our class. 4 or 5 pros who want to, and can win at any given event, the bulk of the drivers somewhere below them and some drivers who really just want to have fun, and a win would be a welcomed bonus. At the risk of eating my shoes, Ill end it with that!