Amateur road-racing for the typical "privateer" requires a tremendous amount of time, effort, and money. Not only must you prepare your car to meet the rigors of safety and the rules of the class, but you must prepare yourself mentally and physically for the demands of high-performance driving. If you tow your car to the track, as most do, there are the additional financial and maintenance demands of a tow vehicle and trailer. All of this before you actually get out on track and challenge other racers in head-to-head competition.
Winning a class championship is the culmination of a season's worth of ambition and dedication— and very, very difficult.