1963, North Hills Raceway, Phoenixville, Pa. 63′ Dart A-Bone with a MC 40. (dual carbs on gas). I was 14. Since then, everything from a Briggs flat head to a CR250 Anderson super kart. Currently road race with the WKC/WKA in Stock Leopard. I was getting a little old for Stock Honda anymore, so I went back to the Leopard and had a ball.
Let’s see, starting out. My 7 year old Grandson is following his Dad and I into kart racing this year. He’ll be running a Pro Gas Animal (stock Briggs Animal, controlled cam on gas- imagine that!!??) Someone with no racing experience, I think the LO206 is the way to go. Very low maintenance, and just learn how to race. Someone with racing experience, go with a Tag. Rotax, Leopard, whatever. More experience, Stock Honda. But whatever you get, make sure it’s a popular class where you intend to race!
I actually think I’ll be putting a LO206 on an 07′ Intrepid shifter chassis to do a little local club racing where ever my Grandson races.