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Author Topic:   Budget for ump modifieds...
posted May 08, 2003 07:20 PM
Can anyone here give me an idea of what sort of budget is needed to run in the UMP modifieds? Car, tires, engine, etc. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Racer X
posted May 08, 2003 08:00 PM
We ran our rookie year in a modified last year at a UMP track. You can cut some corners, if you want tires to last a long time run the hard compound and you will get about 6 races on a set if you rotate. Hoosiers are about $100 a tire. We bought a roller for $4600 but the little things add up so plan on spending about $13,000 before it's over on the car (methonal 377 motor). If you run gas you can come in cheaper on parts. Good Luck

posted May 09, 2003 08:00 AM
Thanks. When you say tires last about 6 races, how many heats and features are you averaging per race? Or do you count 1 race as a heat or feature? Assuming nothing breaks, how often does a typical engine need rebuilding and at what approx. cost? Once again, thanks.

BTW, RacerX, believe it or not, I'm looking to the dirt for a reduction in my racing expenses! Currently, I'm running a formula car on road courses that's costing me approx $1000 per weekend to run IF nothing breaks or gets bent. And we do it for NO payout... just trophies. I know there are cheaper dirt classes but there's just something about open-wheels...

[This message has been edited by NoSlow (edited May 09, 2003).]

posted May 09, 2003 08:52 AM
If your running to win you had better add about 20k to the 13k racer was talking about. The 13k will get your motor that will need to be freshend every 20 to 25 races. Less if you really tend to twist it up. The harder tires will last longer but dont count on 6 nights. If you want to go faster you need to run the softer compound and you can go thru one of those in a night.

If your spending a 1k per weekend then ump is right up your alley. You would cut your weekly cost by half, if not more.

posted May 16, 2003 09:00 AM
I have to agree with Elwood. If you want to win plan on spending about 10,000 to 15,000 on a motor, 12,000 to 14,000 on a car, and then the tire bill will eat you up. I use up atleast one tire a night. I could probably cut some corners and run a harder compound but thats a totally diffrent subject. Someone else said it best, go rob a bank.