Bo, Your comments are right on point in every way including how difficult it can be to compete with “Snake Oil Salesmen” that are more than willing to promise fame and fortune for no reason other than to fatten their wallets.
Matt I disagree with your statement about karts (sprint karts in particular) not having become too technical. Dozens of geometry settings, different axles, different ride heights, trick alloy tubing, hubs, wheels etc. The number of adjustments available can be bewildering to even the most savvy racer.
Good conversation going on here.
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