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Time? My two are 13 and 16. We take them with us and they help out with scoring, announcing, take pictures, beg rides, etc.

Money? What's that? I'm 47 and driving a Focus. What's that tell you?
(At least it's a fun-to-drive econo-box!)
 

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From 1993 to 98 I ran 15 plus events per season. In 1999 and 2000 I roadraced and Solo2'd. Then we got pregnant in February of 01. My little guy, Max, is 21 months now. I just about got out of all motorsports for about 2 years. The summer of 2001, before he was born, I ran 2 events. Last summer I ran 1 event and this summer I have 3 under my belt and may do 1-2 more. Next year, my goal would be to run 1 of 2 series that we have for 6-8 events total. In a few years, when he is old enough, I hope to do a Kart program with him.

I would not trade a thing for what I have now
I love being Max's daddy!


Money is another issue for sure (--cost of diapers, daycare etc.
), but at least your car is (partially) developed. Do what you can to "finish" before junior arrives--maybe even buy a spare couple/set of tires to just sit on if you can swing it--then you wont worry about that BIG expense later (now you will REALLY understand me being on my 50-doller-each-14"- Azenias soapbox). Time is the biggest enemy for me--I jokingly say that I have more money than time. Thats scarey


Hey, BTW, Michael--Congrats!
It is a blessing--no other way to look at it.
 

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sticking to autocross in stock class has kept my total motorsports costs down (as well as chairing events: free entry!), so just expect to be making some decisions as to which hobbies you intend to keep. i got into autocrossing 2 years after my son was born so motorsports wasn't in the picture, but a lot of other hobbies were. just as long as she's cool with you doing it and can handle a day without your help you'll be good to go.

just remember what your first priority is! also, congratulations!
 
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