I've wanted to build a budget racer for at least 20 years. All I could ever afford was demo derby which I quit about 15 years ago becasue costs were too much!
Part of the problem is the tracks not wanting to adopt a budget, street car based class. We have 4 cylinder Hornets sure, but whe there are5-6 Hornets on a 1/2 mile track, who wants to watch and the class dies. There are plenty of V6 FWD sedans around that can be had for less than scrap prices but I see almost no interest in them? I don't get it.
The glory days of cheap small block Chevy powered Chevelles is long gone I'm afraid.