J3 Competition, which is the Rotax importer in the USA covered the entry. The entry includes everything karting related. Entry fee, tires, Kart, fuel, engine, lead, even tools. So the event only cost us travel, food, and lodging.
When it was all done, I received a 150 euro fine for running the engine too long in parc ferme. They had a 5 second limit, and I would only ever run it for one rev-up so this was obviously a BS penalty. Most people would rev them 3 or 4 times.
Then when we turned in the kart at the end Praga went through a huge inspection and charged us for anything they could. In our case it was over 400 euro and included a sticker kit, front fairing, 2 kingpin bolts, Our front fairing arrived to us with the crack they saw. Of course a sticker kit will get a doughnut or two after 6 days of hard core racing.And the king pin bolts were never bent.Never had any impact.
So all of this made me feel nickle and dimed, but I’m trying to overlook it considering it was an amazing week and so much of it really was free. My kid was 3 or 4 corners away from being the world champ so this one will take a while to swallow…