I belong to the KSCCW.com site as well there is a lot of knowledge and good people there as well. There are a lot of options in the area that you are talking about. There's a lot of racing in all forms, car shops, bikes, you just need to get acclimated to the area. Eudora is a neat little town outside of Lawrence. I am SE of Topeka in Overbrook, raised around here. You get headed this way let us know.