We offer a Auction Race and Gold Band Race each year in our club. Its a multiloft style race open to the club members so long as they have flown atleast 2 race series within a year. This may be something that is economical for you as the costs are low compared to the BIG Events. For more info, I have it posted to my web site at www.timberlofts.net
i live in piedmont, mo and there are club but they are all about 2 hrs away and they dont want me to race because it will take me 2 hours to get back to the club with my clock and my bird will have to fly allot more then the other birds and that will take time also.
Do they have a futurity or auction race? Get involved with them and put birds in others people lofts in their races. If they will let you join their club but not fly it might be cheaper to get birds into their races.