Where are you located?
very bottom right corner of Michigan
What age bracket are you in? Junior (<16), Senior (16+) or Masters (30+)
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your mechanical ability, or willingness to wrench on things?
10 being a senior F1 engineer and 1 being the type of guy to ask for blinker fluid at Midas… like 5
Talk a little about your racing experience so far.
Only race experience is in Forza, illegal drag racing, and Orlando Kart Center
What’s the main thing you need help with to get you started.
I have a lot of questions regarding this sport but ill give you some background. I dabbled in the idea of karting a few years ago but i’m coming back to it now that it could be a reality. I am 18, 5’10 and 135lbs (trying to get big). I am fairly athletic as I ran track, xc and played a little bit of football in high school. I am a novice motorcyclist (ive rode dirtbikes from 125cc to 650cc and a 1000cc harley). I daily drive a 96’ 5 speed Ford cobra svt. I love Motorsports its like a dream of mine to be able to race at a level like F1. I’m currently going to college online for mechanical engineering. I like to believe that I have talent being that I usually do everything in my life above average when I put my mind to it (not trying to sound cocky btw I know there is no room for that).
I live an hour south of Detroit and I want to race 125cc shifter karts (or 175cc if I went with that IAME). I could spend anywhere from 4-5 grand to be ready next season. My goal is to win something in a championship because I have never won an award in sports but I love competing. I have the shop and a trailer already. I don’t have a place to race or know anybody who races except MX guys. I know my dad would be disappointed if I put any money into this but I see it as the cheapest avenue besides sim racing (I plan on getting a sim rig as well which will reduce budget). Any advice on where and how to start a career would be helpful.
Note: ive been researching different organizations and their classes. I keep seeing this kart class called KZ. I know it has something to do with the EU championship karts but I dont actually know what it is.