Hello Fellow Karters,
First and foremost before I explain my situation in karting, I wanted to talk quickly about my ultimate goals. Eventually my dream would be to try and have a steady career in any form of motor-sport but because that is so far away I am really shooting to achieve a drive outside of karts. I am in the US so I would be looking at championships like US F4, USF2000, FF 1600 or even something like the Lucas Oil Racing School Championship. Now onto my current position in karting.
Now the kicker for me is when I began karting. I had been racing rentals for many years but I didn’t purchase my own kart until summer of 2018 when I was 13. I am now 14. Since then I have been doing as many club races at as many tracks as I possibly could but because of my experience level I have not been ready to move forward yet. Although now I am winning races and fighting for podiums, so I am planning to move into the Texas Sprint Racing Series in 2020 but I will already be 15 which Is way later than anyone else looking to be in an open wheel racing career.
I am racing Lo206 right now and plan to do the same in my regional series next year. But as for after that I understand I am very crunched on time. Regarding that I do well next year, I have the funds to move into x30 or ka100 but what I don’t have is an unlimited amount of time and money to drive all over the country for national race series. Are there any national series in the US that offer lo206?
Now that you hopefully understand my situation I wanted to hear from people about their recommendations.
I have thought about the idea of trying to join a race team or pick up a main sponsor when I am ready to move into 2 stroke but I just have no idea where to go with that. Can you reach out to race teams on your own or do you just have to hope they see/find you.
Would just running a regional series in KA or X30 and 1 or 2 good national race finished be enough to try and get sponsors and a test drive in an open wheeled car.
Thanks everyone for hearing me complain about my situation