^ Bob you’re on it; most important thing you can spend your money on is seat time.
It’s a shame you don’t have a permanent shop in SD, but luckily everyone who runs at SDKA are great guys. Look out for Jeff Shadoan on his new Tony down there, he’s a great guy and I think he’s selling his Intrepid for a good price if you’re interested, and also Bob and pretty much everyone else will do their best to help you out.
As for what new chassis to buy, we’ve had lots of success with our Tony’s and I believe Jeff has been running pretty well at SDKA with his. I personally know CRG’s are very impressive, and if you get one, make sure you get the new Road Rebel – Braga.
It really depends on you and what you want, but to limit it to the best 2 choices would be:
2013 Tony Kart Racer – EVK
2013 CRG Road Rebel – Braga
The Tony has a wider tuning window and is always fast right out of the box, but can have trouble in certain situations. The CRG has a smaller tuning window and may require more changes throughout a race day, but when they’re on they’re brutally fast and almost impossible to beat. The Tony’s reward a more relaxed and smooth driving style, the CRG’s reward a more aggressive, push-the-limits driving style.
Again, it just depends on what you’re looking for. And if you’re looking for assistance, answers, information, parts, etc, just let me know and I’ll do what I can. We’re MRC, we do everything that has to do with shifter karts and our shop’s in Corona, CA.