The question of “Cheap” and” Skip Derby” is a common one. Some people get confused when they hear the word “Skip” and then assume that means that it is cheaper to have a skip installed instead of a street race. In some cases this is true but not always. You should consider how many other events you attend each week where the price doesn’t vary much from one day to the next. Most of these other events are probably as much fun, and you get to meet and work with a lot more interesting people.
If you do the proper research, you will be able to find more fun ways to get around town that are much cheaper than a Skip Derby. You might be surprised at how easy it can be to have your own mini race. You may even find a local group that hosts races once a month or more. For a couple hundred dollars you can get a whole place set up to compete in mini-races and show off your best stuff. This can be an excellent way to meet new people, get into shape and have a great time without spending too much money.
The local PGH (Philly Golden Girls) and WFAC (Wilmington Flyers) show usually get booked very early, because the fans love them! In the past I have seen them cost $200 per day or more. The prices have definitely come down since then, but still the price is low enough for almost anyone to afford. There is always room for negotiation when it comes to these expensive shows. A good sports agent that is used to booking these events can help get you the best deal you can.
For less than a Skip Derby you can have a local high school race. Many parents think it is strange for their children to be racing at an adult track, but many of them are finding out that the real thrill is in the chasing and not so much in the actual racing. You can learn a lot just by watching the races. The best part is that most of these tracks offer training classes, so they can teach you how to race. It can be a fun and friendly experience for the kids. If they have fun and do well, they can keep doing it every weekend until they are 18!
One of the most fun things about going to a race is the food. If you go to a track that has food booths, you will definitely be able to find some great deals there. The food will usually be a bit cheaper than it would be at a normal pub or restaurant and there are usually specials going on so you can save even more.
There are tons of great options for cheaper than a Skip Derby weekend race. Sometimes it takes a bit of looking to find the race tickets that you want, but once you find them it will be easy and exciting to get your friends and family involved. Remember, the more people that come, the cheaper the tickets will be. Have fun and enjoy the weekend!