Seems like an interesting concept. I’m surprised that legally they are allowed to have 13 year olds race against 15+, but maybe that’s just an issue at some tracks/in some states. I could see this having some showmanship material and potentially bring some attention to karting, hopefully in a good way.
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Aside from age, thoughts on the event format itself? The $20,000 purse?
You’re gonna need entries to make this work. Casting a wide net is the only option right now.
Based on our current structure in the US, a race like this including 13yo’s isn’t a big deal to me. I’m of the opinion that money races, and “pro” races in general should showcase the best talent. From a legal standpoint, 13yo, 15yo, and 16yo are all the same here (I’m no legalologist tho ), so I think it should be a judgement call for the series/promoter.
This is where having some sort of licensing system sure would be nice, in order to have a quantitative system for who makes the cut to move up, and who doesn’t.
Would be fun to have Norberg start at the tail, and if he wins he keeps the entire purse.