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chevy_20
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posted June 10, 2004 08:35 PM  
I'm thinking about moving up to sprint cars. About how much does it cost(car, motor, etc)? I'm running a ump modified right now....how much more does it cost to field one each week(tires, fuel, etc.)? Thanks

nut3d
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posted June 10, 2004 10:05 PM  
Bryan. are you thinking bout running the Cajun circut. and why you gettin out of the Mod.

awkwardjeff
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posted June 11, 2004 03:51 PM  
it costs the same......honestly.....every cent you got.

I don't know what you spend now, or how much you build yourself. And what type of sprint car are we talking... they have everything from flat top 305 motor classes to aluminum 410 motors...... the cost of a used roller is about the same, and if you run a sprint car that has rules that you can keep most of your motor that will help.

As for nightly costs..... a right rear wheel is about $400 for a sprint car and about $110 for a mod...... you will use up a few wheels and wings learning to drive. After you learn to drive a sprint car the costs are about the same as a mod. You won't tear up wheels in a sprint car every other night, or nerf bars, or other consumables...... like in a mod. But when you tip the car over it's a $1000 to replace the wing and a couple shocks and radius rods. The pay is also much better so this off-sets the costs.

If you race a 360 sprint car on a local deal expect the costs to be the same as a mod.

chevy_20
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posted June 12, 2004 12:31 AM  
It's basically 360 sprints. I'm tired of mods...seems like all i do is work on fixing stuff each week that someone else caused. Mods are getting out of hand around here(more caution laps than actual racing laps) and i've found what i think is a good deal on a complete sprint operation so i'm considering moving to sprint cars. What's hard to get used to when driving one besides the speed?

nut3d
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posted June 12, 2004 01:58 PM  
I would say the reaction of the steering and throttle response and the shorter wheel base.

mod4
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posted June 14, 2004 11:08 AM  
I've been racing Mods for 10 years, started in 360 Sprints last season.

If you have the time, on my webpage www.jloweracing.com under the "Results" button, about halfway down the page there is a story I wrote called "What it's like" about my first few times in the Sprint.

Motor costs other then the injection and the Mag aren't terribly different - I run a wetsump setup and bought a nice used piece to learn with. Right rears here (American Racers) are $260, compared to $115 for the Mod, but I get two features minimum out of the Sprint tire usually. We get 600 to win in the mods, and 150 to start in the Sprints ... I can finish 9th in the Sprints and get the same for third in the Mod ($300). Pays $1100 to win Sprints.

Also just for information, I bought a car with about 18 races on it with lots of spares for $6000, Sprints as rollers are everywhere and cheap. If you have the desire to do it, give it a shot, it's a blast.

jammin
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posted June 14, 2004 03:46 PM  
I'm in the process of selling my modified stuff (again) and going 360 sprintcar racing. My cousin's been racing SC's for 3 yrs now, so I will have some setup help. There are 40-50 modifieds here weekly that pay $500 to win and $50 to FINISH the A, you have to finish to get paid. Sprintcars usually have 15-18 cars $600 to win $100 to finish. I'm looking at it more as a better investment. BTW competitive modified motors around here are between $6k-$10k.

WILLMM
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posted July 20, 2004 11:55 PM  
well sprints can be cheap or high dollar depending on your class preference we run 3 410 and spend well over 350,000 a year a 305 or 360 would be way better to stert unless you hve the money if you need and parts give us a call 931-905-6981 william or ChvyWll@aol.com

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