The Rags to Races Podcast: Motorsports and Racing for Everyone

For years, I've wanted to get involved in motorsports, Growing up, I never had anyone to help me learn how to get started. As a teenager, I thought you needed to have piles of money to even get started in racing. Now I'm all grown up, and over the years, I've found many ways to get my fix at the track, even when I had no money at all. The Rags to Races Podcast is here to show you how anyone can get involved in motorsports, no matter what the budget you're working with is. So, if you're the kind of person that lives for auto racing in any and all forms this podcast is for you. From SCCA to Drifting and Autocross to Rally, Jake is going to cover it all!
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Nov 13, 2016

In this episode, Jake goes over the current state of his Miata that is being built for Chumpcar Series Racing.

Jake covers just how much he's spent on the car, and how much still needs to be spent just to get the car on track. He also compares the cost of building a car from scratch to buying a used race car. (Hint- It's MUCH cheaper to buy a built car as opposed to building one yourself.)

Jake has said many times over that he's "a glutton for punishment" when it comes to building a car over buying one. It has nothing with the "Built over Bought" mantra. Jake just loves the build process and is willing to incorporate the losses incurred when comparing a built race car over buying an already proven race car.

If you're like Jake and love the build process, share your pictures on the Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter.

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I'm on Twitter @ragstoraces

My Instagram is @rags2races

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Keep the shiny side up!

  • over four years ago
    Calvin Jilek
    Great work with the podcast! It's nice to see the insight of someone who is building their car and the costs involved versus buying a ready-to-go car and the value it brings. There are a lot of little odds and ends that people seem to forget and/or don't realize how fast they can add up. This is definitely a must-listen for anyone looking at building their first car for a series (I know a couple I'm showing this to). Thanks for the great info!
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