Gotta admit. I am fascinated with Laydown Enduros.
The racing format and rules being relatively open make it extremely attractive. On top of that, my parent’s hometown in MI is only a couple miles away from Waterford Hills Road Racing where they occasionally run enduros at, and MIS is about as far from their house as my local track in IL is from me. Blackhawk Farms too.
I guess if I were to do the road racing game, I would to do it in the Unlimited class with the Championship Endurance Series and Michigan Kart Club. My best buddy has a TAG that we can run too, so that would make team logistics easier. My dream setup would be a CR80 or CR85 laydown package with rear brakes only so I can run in the right class for my weight and still bang some gears.
I am heavily invested in sprint karting (3 karts in the stable, 1 of them I won’t get rid of by any means) so it will take significant de-investment. I am a mechanically inclined guy that enjoys engineering and driving my own stuff more then just driving. I often wonder if road racing karts is just natural transition given my interests.
Anyone has had any experience with the transition from sprint to enduro racing? Do you miss anything from the sprint side of things? Pros vs cons?