I guess that depends right? Imma get on my soapbox… and this isn’t directed at you perse.
Sure it’s probably not any faster than a shifter kart on a track. But on the other hand, someone built something cool, is having fun and people are digging it.
That’s a win IMO. Even if it’s not “hardcore racing”. It gets people excited about a gokart, that’s good enough for me* and honestly I think the sport would be better off if more of us took that stance instead of being all “Muh real gokart is better” etc etc.
*Assuming they’re being somewhat safe and avoiding public roads etc.