Like Bill, I started late in life, at 45 y.o. I started with a TaG, then bought a second one for my then g/f. Ran the TaG’s for the first couple of years sprint racing, but discovered road racing late in my second year running karts. As soon as I went road racing, I knew I needed a Stock Honda. Bought one a year later. The TaG’s were driving me nuts with all the problems keeping them running. The Honda’s are SO nice to run! And people wonder why I have a spare Honda in my trailer… It’s because I used to run TaG, and you needed a spare engine! Man, after running those pain in the butt TaG’s for a couple of seasons, I can’t say that I’d be too quick to steer anyone towards one, especially a beginning karter. I’d probably steer a new karter towards a KT 100.