So we have officially decided to race with Team FMS and Franklin Motorsports (Wisconsin) for 2020. This means Dylan will be driving in the Route 66 Sprint Series and racing some at Badger Kart Club as well as hopefully some Whiteland Raceway Park and the C-Tech Motorplex at Road America.
We stopped and met Jamie Franklin on our way up for the holidays and were very impressed with him and the group at Franklin. It is a long way from him but it will give Dylan the chance to focus on racing when he is driving and not have to worry about making it back for soccer or basketball games. In the past we have tried to keep team sports above racing but this year will be the first where we block off racing weekends from anything else.
We are going to get a 2019 Marlin Cadet Kart and are still going back and forth on the engine between a couple of builders. We should have that all wrapped up by the end of January and we will share that news with you when we make our decisions and get some data back.
We are excited to have help preparing the kart for races and making adjustments as well as coaching at the events and at practices. If Dylan’s goal is to race professionally he needs to start learning from coaches just like any other sport. This will also free up more time for updating all of you on the progress, successes and setbacks along the journey. Here’s to a great 2020!