what's going on with karting?
I've just purchased the whole kit to get my 7 year old son into it.
When I was younger there were full fields at club days. Rookies would have at least 15-20 entries.
Now they struggle to get 6 in cadet 9, i wouldn't call it grass roots motor sport when there are hardly any in the field.
Is it the norm for this time of year or has karting just gone quiet?
The sport could have had parity at a fraction of the cost. Ken Seeber at Strike had the simple fix. Anyone who's interested can do their research and find his letter to the KA and make their own conclusion now with the benefit of hindsight
True David. Cant argue that point. Would it have been a better result for the karter in terms of cost and fairness? I think so. Its the karting community that is important. Someone would have ended up benefiting financially anyway which i dont begrudge. Thats business. As long as its transparent.My opinion is simply, was it a fairer option? Would it have worked? I believe yes. Compared to the current system i think it would been fine. That is of course with the benefit of hindsight
We were low budget karters who managed to enjoy success with J's (not $5000 engines) and had just acquired Clubmans that made us competitive. To have our engines made redundant over night was the end for us.
I enjoyed the years Scott, Jenny and I travelled as much as we did. I feel sorry for the low budget person now, as I don't think they can do it the way we did.
And yet we do have a significant number of people who say it's all just fine, I like it how it is now, never been better. What are these people taking, bet it's expensive...
Yes, it's all roses, until it starts affecting you personally. Until then the problem is at best academic, and at worst the figment of a whining fringe of pathetic dispensable losers (which for too many is the definition of anyone less well off, smug and self satisfied than oneself).
Unfortunately with such people, this complacent insular attitude is not restricted to matters related only to karting...