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Dave Holstein

Just thought I would throw my two cents in, and I realize that this comment doesn’t really answer the op.

I got started in karting three years ago, got an 80 shifter for only $500 ready to race, really good deal I’m not complaning but it became very apparent to me that if your going to race these things, even at the club level the initial cost becomes less significant after you factor in everything it takes, tires, fuel, engine maintenance, etc.

Kinda like the old saying “there is no such thing as a free horse”