I guess I'm just lucky. Entry fee is $15 per class, and $12 per pit pass. No transponders, no parking fee, etc. Just entry and Pit pass. For one class Im ready to race at $27, or with help under $40. 140 karts in the pits regularly. Other tracks around charge for everything, and cant get 60 karts.If you want to spend less money in karting, find a way to get entry fees down. I pay more for a practice day at Millville than I did on my blue clone.
I'm not saying 60 is bad, but I live in BFE and my closest track pulls from a large swath of that. We are having a special race this weekend with an expected 170+ kart count. The expensive tracks are in the larger regional cities and cant put on half the show as my local joint, with a way larger market.60 karts is bad? Millville charges $75 and it's a ghost town, tumble weeds and all. At least I get the track to myself.
I was thinking about buying another LO206 to have a spare and show support for Briggs. The one we have runs great and is just coming into its prime.Hearing nothing but positive things from Briggs. In full production mode again (Covid Shutdown) and cranking out pallets of engine orders. Separation from Wall Street and more flexibility sounds like a positive change long term.
We race at AMP near Atlanta and there is a growing class of Tillotson 225’s. So far it seems like a decent option, at least for CIK Sprint.Back to the Briggs issue.
Brian, Jim and any of you folks who sell a lot of 206's, what are you hearing? Do you suspect Briggs will survive this? Do you think the 206 program will be kept? Might someone else pick the program up? Are there other engine options which might be a replacement in the future? I'm sure you understand my question.
There are a lot of folks here who know a lot more about chapter 11 issues then I, in your view, what might this mean for the karting community as a whole? Short term and long.
In sprint and road racing, the 206 programs have really been a shot in the arm. In road racing, at some facilities, the CIk 206's are hands down the largest class. And really helps pay the bill for the track rentals. At the WKC, we usually see about 20+ CIK 206's at our club events. At a typical 2 day event, that's 40 entries, at $100 each. That's $4000 income from a single class. Losing that would be a huge blow financially to any organization or club.
Clark Gaynor Sr.