Originally Posted by Tiger72
Don't overlook picking up a used car or even a roller. Check out the for sale section on this site. It's how I got started on a budget. Trust me, once you learn more you will want a different car for whatever the reasoning.
Don't forget to get ALL the rules for the class you want to race BEFORE you make any purchases. Can save you from getting the wrong stuff.
I'd like to add, that you should see what the other guys are running. You'll get setup tips, and possibly parts from them if you have the same car. And for someone who's starting out in a new class, you'll learn quicker.