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Eric Gunderson

If you take enough time, and enough attention to detail, assuming you invest in things such as tires and engines (which will make any kart faster), you can probably win at most levels aside from national levels. Most people buy a new kart and new equipment because it is simpler–it’s going to be faster on average out of the box. The older the chassis, the less ‘user friendly’ it probably is, and the harder it is to find a fast-time-spot setup wise.