Design Drafter / Racer
Chuck -- it's interesting to me that Enduro has had a real resurgence lately. IMO, it's because of the laid back FUN atmosphere, and the fact that you can slot in to SOME class SOMEWHERE almost regardless of what you bring to the track. On the down side, it's PRICEY for entry fees. On the up side, you get 45m of track time at a lot of cool venues... (in comparison, with 12s laps, you're on an oval track only about 12 min. for 60 laps.)Maybe someone should check out the national enduro series. They run all
kinds of different karts and engines from vintage to new rigs and get it done in a timely manner. Pittsburgh just had something like 500 karts. later Chuck.
It seems that karting goes as the tracks go....if the tracks decide to band together and work as "friendly competition" and set common rules and promote stability, the sport benefits. If tracks allow favorites, don't do good tech, and allow rough driving, the sport suffers. Karting will likely always be the most accessible form of motorsports, but the electric revolution may cause some interesting wrinkles... Imagine being able to run an oval series in the middle of town because noise isn't a concern... Time will tell what happens. I'll be doing my best to adapt to whatever exists. (When I actually show up.)