Lets face it, nothing in racing is free, and race fees are just one of the many expenses that are part of karting. With that said what is a reasonable fee to race your kart? I have been doing some searching on this topic and would like input.
My local track is Lafayette Motorsports Park in Lafayette, NY which is a business (not a club) and charges $65 for race fee ($55 for track members). A typical race day is practice from 10 to 11:30 which is usually 2 rounds for all classes. 1 - 5 min organized practice by class to check in transponders, 1 - 5 min qualifier, a 15 lap pre-final and a 15 lap final. A lap is about 32 seconds so the race is over in about 10 min. A practice day $45 and is usually broken up by classes and sometimes includes motorcycles.
My thinking initially was this is a little high, but in looking around at tracks in the northeast, its actually on the low side.
So what are others paying?