I’m going to have to agree with Greg and TJ on this one…
Why are 16 year old’s racing with “adults”? I definitely think the entire age structure needs to be re-thought in karting. Look at Sportsman for example; 8-12 years old. If you turn 13 at the right time of the year, January 1st, for example, you could be a Freshman in high school, racing against 8 year old 4th or 5th graders?? From a maturity perspective, that simply doesn’t make sense? You wouldn’t see a 5th grader playing football on the freshman high school team.
Cadets: 8-10 (3 years eligibility)
Sportsman: 11-13 (3 years)
Juniors: 14-17 (4 years)
Seniors: 18+ (adults)
And drop the date of birth requirement allowing older kids to stay down a year!! When you turn 11, you move UP! When you turn 14, you move UP!