sell your duc, buy an SV
Compete in ULW, LWss, LWsb, LWgp, GTL, Supertwins and Thunderbike
I betcha you can find a pretty well sorted SS SV for 3k...
Wasn't there SV cup races?
My take of club racing is all about run what you brung. If you can have an advantage with your bike then exploit it. It isn't so much about fairness or who the better rider is but more about who can put the best package together including the rider.
For me it is on the low budget end building my FZR600 with a total package cost of $5000 and winning a championship or two. Yeah there are faster and more expensive bikes now but I do what I can. Specs for my bike is 106rwhp(100hp on the Prieto dyno), close to 400 pounds without fuel, 120 front and 155 rear tire, without lightweight stuff. I am sure it can lose weight but there again cost is a factor.
I now ride a Ducati 800 mainly to preserve my points lead in Ultralight last year. But now after spending $10K to build, it isn't worth getting rid of it to get a different bike so it is the Ducati 800 for me. Specs on this machine is 87rwhp, carbon tank, Marchessini wheels, Ohlins shock and Ohlins internals for the forks. What I have found is that it is competitive with a really good SS spec SV and a 80 rwhp 1st Gen SV where the SV has the weight advantage. Top speed is virtually the same.
What I like about it is seeing the differences in the performance of all the different bikes. I see how the Ducati 800 compares to the SV and the FZR and I have found that I am just as fast on the Ultralight class Ducati 800 as I was on the once and still is Middleweight FZR. I know the FZR is Thunderbike legal but wasn't that also old Heavyweight Sportsman?
I don't think that clubracing is all about buying the newest badness or I would have already bought the Bimota or NCR-if I could afford it. It is about running what you brung-I am still waiting for Dave to bring out that Kawasaki. I think I might revive Devin's GS1000 or build an ole school CB750 more to just paradde around in Ultralight or even Vintage if we can bring it back.