What did Jim Janowski say he wanted to make shifter kart racing? “A sport unto itself” I think, Karting does not need to be a stepping stone or gateway to bigger and better racing. Fact is a teeny fraction of us have the talent, work ethic, business sense and financial ability to move anywhere beyond karting. Karting can be celebrated as the awesome sport it is without the ladder and professional racing aspect at all. I will be happy to see my son be a lifetime kart racer.