What is Mini-Sprint Racing?
Sprint car racing is one of the most exciting sports on the planet. A fact anyone who has witnessed the wheel-to-wheel combat of USAC of the World of Outlaws knows. Unfortunately high costs, time, and risk relegate many would be drivers to the grandstands. Mini-sprint racing offers armchair racers and aspiring superstars the opportunity to get BEHIND THE WHEEL. If you've dreamed of driving a sprint car but figured you couldn't afford it, didn't have the time, or couldn't take the risk… MINI-SPRINT RACING IS FOR YOU!
Mini-sprint racing is one of the most affordable forms of Motorsports in existence. A new race ready car can be purchased for less than $18,000. Used cars are available for $5000 and up. A mini-sprint can be operated for as little as $1500 for an entire season.
Generally, mini-sprints require considerably less maintenance than other types of racing cars. Many drivers report that their weekly maintenance routine includes a good cleaning and a nut and bolt check.
While all forms of Motorsports are inherently dangerous, mini-sprint racing boasts a safety record that is impressive
What does it cost?
Mini-sprint racing holds the distinction of being one of the most affordable forms of open wheel racing in existence today. This includes not only initial startup costs, but also weekly operating expenses. Getting started The first expenses you will incur include the purchase of your car, engine, and safety equipment. Following are estimate costs of getting started:
Used Car $5,000 - $10,000 New Car $10,000 - $18,000
Engine $1,500 - $4,000 Helmet $150 - $600
Drivers Suit $100 - $1,200 Gloves $29 - $79
Shoes $69 - $129 Trailer $500 - $6,500
Weekly operating expenses (approximate)
Pit passes $20 - $30 per person Racing fuel $20 - $30
Front tires $110 each (generally last 1 or 2 seasons)
Rear tires $125 each (generally replaced 2 or 3 times per season)
Engine rebuild $800 - $1800 (once at the end of each season)
What does it pay?
Although you won't get rich racing mini-sprints, generally the purses pay well enough to help cover expenses. Most feature races pay $150 to $250 to win and $50 for starting. There are also mini-sprint national races that pay $500 to $1500 to win and $50 to $150 for starting.