The big difference between Europe and the States is that most of the OK drivers want to go on in cars,and see this as a perfect way to develop their driving skills.
There are a couple of american drivers in Europe,they live in Italy,and this is the only way to get higher up and,who knows,F1…
They race in a team,like Tony,Birel,KR etc…and spend about 250.000 dollars a year
almost everything included,a race weekend 5 sets or more of tires,engines that have to be rebuild after 2 hours(piston 1 hour) but after the OKJ and OK,they are at most 17 years of age,the moment of truth…are they good enough for a higher car or Formula class and do you have the money?
Lance Stroll is a good example…his dad is a billionaire,and Lance was not particular good in the OKJ or OK class but money talks,I think he improved a lot in F1.Max Verstappen another example.
Basically they all started in karting