I do not have children and am outside observer of the classes represented in the first episode. My opinion is the show represented what I see at the track and the people that are in the show are represented accurately. I do not feel the character of karting has been thrown in the dirt; because the reality is it is not a cheap and parents want their children to have the best equipment and manufacturers push racers to have the “newest technology” every year. Reading on other forums mainly dirt/oval crowd, they feel karting is being misrepresented and it makes me laugh as a fan of road racing as anytime I mention I like racing in public, people immediately think I like Nascar (which can’t be farther from the truth). I will continue to watch the series, because it is cool to see karts on TV.