In my 4o years RR karts and a lifetime of being around it I have yet to see new karters join the sport/hobby jumping right in to the National level events.
Personally, I went from local dirt racing to Daytona 2015 as my first road race, in a yamaha sportsman sprint kart. By the end of 2016, I sold all of my dirt stuff, pieced a tag together, and have loved every second of it!!! The atmosphere in the pits, you feel like family!!! I am so thankful to Quincy Smith for giving me the opportunity to run that yamaha a couple of years ago and seeing what road racing was about!!!! I love road racing, couldn’t imagine life without it!!!!!!!