So as the story goes, a guy I race with is on a Margay and suffered a weekend ending crash (he was fine) but his kart chassis was destroyed at the Grands (CKNA). So the guys from Coyote (a rival team) ended up feeling bad for the guy, and pieced together chassis out of random parts they had lying around, just to lend it to this guy and let him continue racing so his whole weekend didn’t go down the tubes.
There is your feel good story for the day. Way to go Coyote!
Not sure if something like that would ever occur in 2 stroke, but it just goes to show how cool the 206 community can be.
It’s always heartwarming to see rivals jumping in together to help out their competitors. I’ve seen many instances where even big teams are happy to jump in and throw together a broken kart to make sure someone gets back out for their next session.
Heck, even on the grid when someone’s kart won’t fire up, you always see 4-5 guys running to help get it started, none with affiliation to the driver in question.
I lost a motor in qualifying at one of our big regional races here. And had probably 10 people around trying to diagnose. With one of them going to grab another motor and offering it up to use for the rest of the event. Happens in 2 stroke too.
Yeah I think things might change as you move up the toteum pole of competition like on the national level. But since 206 doesn’t really have a national level, the Grands is as close as we come to that level of competition.