After our first year of karting and realizing just how fun this really is, I picked myself up a more modern chassis for racing this year and after help here went with a 3 race old 2018 Tony Kart 401s.
My brother is in the same boat and has narrowed down to 2 candidates.
1 - 2018 Kart Republic KR2 - Has 9 races on it, was campaigned on the national level in TAG. Has more underside wear than expected but not enough to be concerned and scare him away. 30/32mm mixed tubing on the KR2
2 - 2014 Tony Kart 401s - Only 3 weekends of racing on it and it’s been otherwise sitting. Underside wear is almost non-existant…it looks as good as the 2018 I picked up so this backs up the limited use that this chassis has seen.
With the 401 we can share chassis tuning and setup with each other which makes it an attractive option but are there wear factors to consider with an older chassis even though it only has 3 race weekends on it?
The concern with the Kart Republic is lack of support at the club level and possibly difficulty to get parts. He’s talked to KartSport and they said most of the common parts can be had in a couple of days but special order parts could take a couple of weeks to get should they be needed.
Any other things to consider in this decision for him?
Karts will be run with Yamaha KT100 in a masters category at 360 or 365lb weight depending on which group we are running with that weekend.