- What are your aspirations: To have fun, do some local races and track days. The local club is small, about 4-7 racers his age each race.
- What is your budget? $2500-$3000
- Where do you plan to race in the world? Staying local for now.
- Do you have ANY prior experience racing anything? Have you participated in any driving schools? What is your general knowledge of 2cycle/4cycle engines? None, brand new. A little knowledge about small engine maintenance.
- Are you going to need anything beyond a kart/engine (i.e. Trailer, car, tools, safety equipment such as helmet or gloves)? We will need everything. Bonus helmet question. Are Zamp helmets worth the savings compared to Bell?
My son and I visited the local track and watched the club race last weekend. We are going back this weekend to watch the final race of the season. We have met with a couple families who are looking to sell their karts since their children have outgrown the kart and the class they are in. Each of the kids in the class were running TAG mini swift engines, the two for sale are a Comet and Woltjer 60cc.
I was a bit shocked about the cost of rebuilds needed for these engines and the recommended frequency of the rebuilds. After some research I noticed the LO206 was far more inexpensive to purchase, run, and maintain. How come these young racers are not running LO206’s? Is that an engine we could purchase and run with a slider in the same class as the TAG’s?
I want something affordable but if nobody locally is running the LO206 for juniors then maybe we don’t have a choice.
This is the only local club around. Thoughts and suggestions? Thanks.