Senior 2 Cycle Director
Joined: 18 May 2006
| Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:07 pm Post subject:
Based on your comments, I would stick with Rotax and continue to race Rotax in Tag. Look at Brent Harper. He has fast time in Tag with a Rotax and 40lbs more than a Tag. The only difference is he used soft tires.
As to racing at a national level. I encourage guys to go, but be prepared for a potential rude awakening. It is TOUGH, but an experience you will remember for a lifetime. Test the water this winter at the Florida Winter tour. Don't take this the wrong way, but you can be a very good driver locally, but that is only part of the equation. Chassis and Carb tuning are CRITICAL and you need to be willing to make the investment in spares. (different axle stiffness, different hubs). In addition, if your goal is to do the best you can vs. the experience, invest in some top quality driver coaching and chassis setup.
Brent Harper is very fast. In fact, I would consider him one of the top 3 Master drivers in the Country. Keep in mind that if you are 5/10ths of a second off of Brent at Barnesville, this is like being off 1.5 - 2.0 seconds of a lap at a national caliber track.