Fair question. I guess I’m asking that of others to to see what people think.
My thought is
Spec series (Sorry @Alan_Dove1)
Mix of drivers from all kinds of racing. Couple of youtubers, karting OGs, NASCAR, dirt, F1, rally. Whatever makes sense depending on their interest level, media klout and availability.
Something to grab eyeballs to the sport/activity of karting…. But also tied with a way for viewers to get started.
Bercy 2.0 maybe? An amping-up of and intentional approach the celeb involvement we see at the supernats, Granja Viana etc.
I think the hardest part would be figuring out what class would work for the differing driver frames and ages.
The series’ lineup is made up of younger up and coming drivers looking for exposure in addition to the older and retired drivers. In addition to those running the full schedule, the series provides a “Rocky Balboa” car for a local champion at each track and a “ringer” entry for notable drivers making cameo appearances.
Nascar did a similar-ish thing to pick drivers for their diversity program. They took a bunch of drivers from all corners of racing, sim, karts, oval, dirt, etc, and had them race in a couple different spec ways, with the winners getting into the program. Or at least that’s how I understood it. It wasn’t broadcast though.
I would love to see this, YouTubers, retired pros, upcoming kids, all racing on spec gear. It would have to be more entertainment than a series, as I don’t think the kind of people who would bring in viewers would have the time to do an entire series
I’ve heard that there’s something called ror might be happening. I think it’ll be a broadcasted event, 20 drivers, 20 teams, kz only. I believe they are trying to make a high quality production
I could see a sort of Pro-Am feel for such a thing. Make it so you pair up a pro with an amateur and they swap out halfway through the race. Doesn’t have to be a long race, 2 15 minute stints or whatever. You would have to pair drivers of similar builds for ease of setup. Get some of the local teams to help sponsor the event at a regional race for either a halftime show or the main event feature.
I recall IMSA had a similar run with this back in the 80’s - 90’s.