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    Question Does Anyone APRA - Pulsar Challenge?

    Hi Guys,

    Does anyone take part in the Pulsar series APRA? I was thinking of maybe competing. Would love to get your thoughts. Seems expensive for the Cage, Shocks, Tyres. My cars are simpler Autocross classification. Was looking to step up to state comp. Any feedback or experiences. Cheers

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    Not many here do. Think they have their own forum/Facebook page.
    If pulsar challenge is expensive for you then circuit racing in general is probably too expensive. Can still have a lot of fun at club days and hillclimbs if you're after tarmac

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    i do

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    I'm building one


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    N14 or N15? I'm chasing rear shocks for a N14 sss

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    I raced last year - had to sit this year out due to house renovations and work commitments - I will be racing again next year

    I built my car for a little over $5k
    I didn't actually spend $5k as I had things like a race seat and harness lying around - but I have included them in the cost of the car

    $5k will get you into Karts - just
    So from that point of view APRA racing is good value

    And then there is the safety gear - cost me $3k
    I didn't have a race suit - bought a half decent 3 layer suit
    HANS is becoming mandatory across all circuit racing,
    currently mandatory at international, national, and state level events
    Probably mandatory at club level next year
    That means a new helmet and HANS device
    Then there was boots, gloves, flameproof underwear, etc

    There are a few other costs like the mandatory "Race Receiver" at Wakefield and Winton - $150
    These are great - give you warning of incidents or oil on the track

    Sometimes there are two day events - with a practice day on the Friday - these weekends are expensive
    ~$200 in fuel - there and back
    ~$450 for accommodation, plus meals
    $300 weekend race entry (extra $50 if you want a garage)
    $100 for the practice day
    So it's really easy to spend over $1k to compete at one event
    (and that's if nothing gets damaged)

    Most of us change the engine and gearbox oil every event, especially after a 1 or 2 hour enduro, heat kills oil
    You should expect things like brake pads, brake rotors, clutch and tyres to wear out and need replacement

    The APRA cages, shocks and tyres are at the bottom end of the motorsport cost range

    The Hyundai series are allowed to spend $2k on shocks - APRA YellowSpeed shocks are under $1k

    While the shocks and tyres are control items - there is no "APRA cage", it's a free item provided it meets the safety regulations
    Many of the cars have home made cages, many are using low cost bolt in cages (~$1,250), a few have national level cages which probably cost a fair bit of coin
    Last edited by Martin; 09-08-2016 at 01:55 PM.

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    There is a "Pulsar Challenge" sub forum here: http://pulsar.org.au/forums/forumdis...lsar-Challenge

    Three of us have threads in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    N14 or N15? I'm chasing rear shocks for a N14 sss
    You want any shocks or YellowSpeed shocks for APRA?

    MX5 Mainia in Sydney are the YellowSPeed vendor, not sure if you can purchase just the rears

    Ask in the APRA classifieds on Facebook
    There were a few N14's crashed last year - one team switched over to an N15, so they may have some shocks for sale

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