The racer was finally assembled enough to fire it up and ride it this afternoon. The test ride was only a 1st gear lap around a nearby parking lot, but it went very well - well enough to look forward to a test & tune day at the track. And if that goes well, we go racing.
This has taken a lot longer than expected, but it has been worth the time and trouble.
11 August: Just signed up for the 29 August lapping day (Morning session) at High Plains Raceway.