The ‘Operation Grassroots’ is a podcast geared solely on the foundation of the sport. The hub of the show will be discussion centered on the grassroots level of karting, from club racing to regional racing, all focused around the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine platform. Our #OperationGrassroots movement has been based around the Briggs powerplant, with the ultimate goals of bringing new people into the sport and igniting the spark of former racers to come back into what is the most economical form of karting.
One of the newest regional programs to hit the midwest area is the Buckeye Karting Challenge. A true racing series for the racers, by the racers, began in 2018 with a three-race series promoted by a group of volunteers. Racers and sponsors jumped on board and now the 2019 program opened up with its largest turnout at the G&J Kartway in Camden, Ohio. EKN’s Rob Howden spoke with Scott Smith of the BKC program to discuss its creation and the future in this edition of the ‘Operation Grassroots’ powered by Briggs & Stratton Racing.