QUOTE (MXNate @ Mar 18 2012, 11:29 AM)
I hope this isnt going to turn into a race fees are too expensive thread, Bmx is by far the cheapest form of two wheel racing ANYWHERE, if fees went up at the same rate as everything else we'd be paying $50 to race and $75 for a trophy! We should all feel like lucky that inflation hasnt hit Bmx like it has the rest of the world, and if a track has to charge a little more to keep the gates open you should just thank em for keeping the gates open.
There you go. Races fees have lagged well behind inflation, this despite the cost of running races having gone up right in line with the economic curve (save for sanction fees, granted).
My son rides bulls. Even at some non-affiliated rodeo event the entry fee's $45. You go to a semi-pro event it get's over $75 real quick. And that's for one bull ride.
Those guys racing powered wheels run the same kinda' numbers.
No, we got a good deal. Even at $10 above OP's numbers it's a good deal.