lol that sucks I can't afford boxes of batts. damn this is hard trying to decide I'm pretty much still stuck in the Nirto/Electric choice just trying to find there pros and cons of each and go form there
Go to your local race track say hi to the race director say your intrested in getting into the hobby and where do i start he may know where you can puchase second hand race gear for knock down prices.
if you have a really limited budget look at running a 1/12th scale they are much faster and cheaper to run. They also mae you a very good driver if you can smooth and fast with 1/12th you can be fast with anything else..