Im sorry but you dont need 30K + to run at the top of a series. You dont have to join a team, you dont have to have the motor coach of the year. That article is a bad example of karting’s grass roots. What the author highlighted was the top teir people with 1000s of $ to throw at something and willing to accept the loss, not the majority of people that race to have fun, or keep their skills up. Clearly there was a shock agenda in that article thus making it a poor article.