the thunder roadster is a perfect choice. I race 125 shifter and 250 superkarts for the passed 35 years. in 2013 I sold my karts and bought a thunder roadster and it was the best decision I have ever made. I three of them at the moment one for my son and two for my self you will love it.
now regarding trying out your thunder roadster just go or contact the nasa road race group in your area and ask to drive in hdpe1 group. this is a very easy going group where you get to drive your car for the first time and show the officials and instructors that you can handle your self. that is how I got started and of course years of you racing will help a lot.
feel free to call me 817 233 6344 for more info. check out few of thunder roaster races in you tube under Firouz haghighi
I have watched your video's, you drive like a formula one driver (calculated & aggressive). Its hard to believe you've only been driving the TR's for 3 years, impressive! I dont even aspire to do half as good as that, right now I just want to try solo time runs to see how far I can push myself & the car & then maybe move up to WTW. Thanks for the info & the offer for direct conversation. I have one more stupid question. where is the best place to take a TR to learn to drive it, before going to a nasa event and running in a hdpe1 group. will a track let me run the car as a newbie to get my feet wet or do I just go to an empty industrial lot on a saturday morning and let er rip (<my chioce as I have no tracks around me,not the best choice as it' will be just flat)?