Originally posted by buttlips
The basics are that EP cars are tub-frame cars with streetported motors. The modification list is long. If you want to buy an already built car, it'll cost you $15,000-$30,000 for a competitive racer. If you build one yourself, it'll set you back $25,000-$40,000 to run at the front.
Is it fun?.....HELL YES!!!!
Just wanted to make a minor correction here...
Production cars are NOT tube frame cars (except Chima's Elva Courrier). Grand Touring (GT) is where you'll find the majority of the tube frame cars running.
The #01 car (3rd place finisher in the race you watched) is our car. It is a 1984 1st gen RX-7 with a wide body kit on it.
If you have some blood sweat and tears laying around, you could obtain and make a front running car for around $25K....we did it.
The guidance of your license if 100% correct. If your not a member of the SCCA, then you need to join ASAP and get a copy of the "General Competition Rules" (GCR) and start reading the first 100 pages. It is a quick and easy read, but it will tell you everything you need to know about racing in the SCCA.
If your interested in production racing, see the Production Category for all the rules and regs on car prep.
What part of the country are you in? Find out who your local SCCA contacts are and let them help you on getting involved.
Its a great sport. And take it from someone that has jumped out of airplanes for a living, flown high performance aircraft in the military, and on the civilian side....it is by far the most fun you can have with your cloths on!