Saturday January 21

Birel ART Make Changes For 2017 PR (Euro) - Team news
Prestine Tecno Resto Another masterpiece by Vas

Friday January 20

F1 Grand Prix Tickets For Pro Tour Entrants Family Pass for each class
Patrizicorse Start Revealing 2017 Drivers Announcements for Pro Tour and AKC
Best Of 2016: Paolo De Conto CIK-FIA interview with the KZ World Champion

Wednesday January 18

Win Tyres at Pro Tour Launch Plus, hear how to win the Rotax Grand Finals
CIK-FIA 'Best Of' Interviews Callum Bradshaw & Victor Martins

Tuesday January 17

Bray In Good Company In Florida But tough run at round 1
Aaron Cameron Joins JC Kart PR - Driver news

Monday January 16

Karting News Briefs J-Bangers, Mojo addendum, winners, event/driver/industry updates
Frost Goes Back-To-Back at Young Guns Records set in Launceston; report & pics
Ladies Trophy Cup News & Updates Pre-entry closes Wednesday - don't miss out!
Victorian Country Series Set For Massive 2017 New commentator, photographer and lots of prizes

Sunday January 15

Junior Top Guns Concludes Night 2 race report from Oakleigh (Pics Added)

Saturday January 14

Junior Top Guns - Night 1 Race report & pics from Oakleigh
SP Tools Extends Karting Australia Sponsorship New 3-year deal
Tony Kart Announce 2017 Factory Drivers PR (Euro) - Nine pilotes for Green Team
More 'Best Of 2016' from CIK-FIA Historic, Hiltbrand & Martins
Maranello Kart Presents 2017 Race Team PR (Euro) - Team/driver news
Haopeng Zhang Recaps Impressive Season PR (Asia) - Driver news

Thursday January 12

Exprit 2017 In Stock 30mm Noesis at IKD
Pro Tour Tyre Clarification Round 1 rule addendum

Wednesday January 11

2017 Tony Kart Range Now In Stock! Chassis and spare parts ready to go
Young Guns To Kick Off Tassie Season Honour roll & preview for this Saturday
CIK-FIA Best Of 2016 Interview: Antonio Giovinazzi

Tuesday January 10

Atlantic Oil For Ladies Cup Prize & auction pool grow for Lithgow
Rubens Barrichello Talks Karting CIK-FIA 'Best Of 2016' interview

Monday January 9

Sporting Regs & Conquer The World Terms & Conditions Rotax Pro Tour latest
Karting News Briefs Mick has moved, Era 5 for AVKP, Brock theft, driver/event/team updates
2017 Pro Tour Launch Function National series kicks off with special dinner in Melbourne
Entering Under 18s In Race Meetings A step-by-step guide

Sunday January 8

SKUSA Award 2016 Pro Tour Champions Nine drivers join 'Circle of Champions’ for 2017

Thursday January 5

Supporter Shirts, Ladies Trophy Cup Orders close Monday

Wednesday January 4

Change To AKA Ltd Board & Officials For 2017 Board drops from seven to six
Vale: Rod Franks Former industry member and top karting bloke passes

Tuesday January 3

Survey Result: Push-back Bumpers What % Yes? What % No?
Does Social Media Hinder Racers? A negative effect on competitors' focus

All The Best For The New Year!

The KartSportNews staff (that would be me!) hope you've got through the season intact and have much to look forward to in 2017. Many thanks to the thousands of readers who visit the site, the contributors and photographers who submit items for publication, and the valued advertisers who support it so it can remain free. See you at the race track!

Mark Wicks

Saturday December 31

Karting News Briefs Movings, re-openings, enterings, widenings, buildings...

Wednesday December 28

The New OTKs For 2017 What's coming from Tony Kart, FA, Exprit & Kosmic
KA Technical Bulletins: IAME KA100 & Vortex DVS Ignitions and exhausts
CRG Help Train New Technicians Two-day mechanics' course at Monza

Friday December 23

Alpinestar CLEARANCE at Revolution Racegear Up to 25% Off!
AWC Motorsport Academy Bigger & Better In 2017 See what's changed for Team Tassie
Euro Karts The Right Choice For Kiwi Interview with Marcus Armstrong
Tinini Reviews CRG's Year PR - Team/manufacturer news

Wednesday December 21

Under 18s Require Licenced Entrant KA reminder about Participants' Licence
Tinini & Flynn Reflect on 2016 Standards decline as young kids move to cars too early
K-Racer's Weekly Specials $42 Battery charger kit, WiFi HD Action camera + Ribtect 4 vests

Tuesday December 20

CIK 'Push-Back' Bumpers for AKC Regulations & Registrations, 2017 Australian Kart Championship
Karting News Briefs LOTS of stuff! Event, rule, product, club, Euro updates etc - plus memes!

Sunday December 18

Extra Discount On Custom Helmet Painting Special Xmas deal at LA Designs - but you gotta hurry!

Saturday December 17

Should We Be Using Push-Back Bumpers? Kip Foster talks, plus new Reader Poll
Launceston Kart Club Season Awards The 2016 award winners

Friday December 16

Race The US Open Via J-MAX Trophy Class One-make spec chassis racing
North Shore Win The Metro Invitational Photos & results from Newcastle
End-Of-Year Summaries Words from CIK-FIA and WSK head honchos

Thursday December 15

15 Clubs Receive KA Safety Grant Cash Round 1 of funds allocation

Wednesday December 14

Dave Sera's Likes & Dislikes of 2016 From the Deadly Newsletter - sign up now!
2017 Ladies Trophy Cup Two days, Ladies only, prepare now! (Guys, you can race afterwards)
MyChron5 Steering Wheels Designed for MyChron5, 2 colours, 2 bolt patterns
Victorian Karters Of The Year The 2016 awards go to...
Marcos Flack Wins with CRG in Macau PR - Team news
Gippsland Kart Club End of Year Presentation Award winners & photos
St George Karts / CRG Australia Newsletter 'News Upfront' December edition
K-Racer's Weekly Specials Quick mixers, Asmos & cut-price Reds

Tuesday December 13

Frenchman Dominates KZ In Macau Penalty robs Josh Fife of 3rd
Black Plates at Victorian State Cup Results from Warrnambool
Stewart Sisters On The Pace But Unlucky in Macau Kiwi wrap / driver news
Karting Message from FIA President Jean Todt PR (Euro) - A summary from the boss

Monday December 12

Hurricane Kart Club End of Year Presentation Award winners & photos
Combined Districts Kart Club End of Year Presentation Award winners & photos
Mercedes-Benz Vans Partner With Karting Australia KA announcement
CRG One-Two at Champions Cup, Vendrell PR (Euro) - Team news

Saturday December 10

Works Karter On Par With Kiwi Car Stars Interview: Daniel Bray
Redspeed & KA100 & Tyres for Under $5k MKC Christmas Special

Friday December 9

2017 State Calendars: Tasmania & NSW
January Junior Sprockets Dates & Venues Confirmed Victoria & Tasmania

Thursday December 8

Coffs Concludes 2016 With 4-Track Challenge Photos & results
MyChron5 Supports X2 Link New level of timing on your dash
Get Lucky This Christmas! Lucky Design range in stock for Xmas
Preview: Macau Asia-Pacific Championship for KZ Five Aussies and a Kiwi compete this weekend
2017 State Calendars QLD, SA & VIC now available
Hickey Sisters Make History Duo lock out senior speedway standings
International Licences For 2017 CIK-FIA information about January 1 changes
Karting Sisters To Compete In Macau PR - Kiwi driver news
K-Racer Weekly Specials RC EVO, Ribtect 4, Mk14 Bodykit/X2 graphics
Dan Wheldon Award for Florida Winter Tour PR (USA) - Tradition continues in 2017

Tuesday December 6

Tasmanian Karter of the Year Awards Winners crowned at annual awards dinner
KA Launch Risk Management Program 4-level information & resource system for clubs
Karting Champions Gather In Vienna 2016 CIK-FIA awards night
Frost Cleans Up On & Off The Track PR - Tate's rewards for a magnificent year

Monday December 5

$500 Off Kosmic and FA Karts Big saving on new chassis
Felice Tiene Leaves CRG Factory Team PR (Euro) - Team/driver news

Saturday December 3

Karting News Briefs Tyre disposal, sucker kart, club/track updates, team/driver news, videos etc

Friday December 2

AKRA Confirm Monthly Race Meetings Independs to race at Wollongong next year
MAX Challenges Must Run Mojo in 2018 Statement from BRP-Rotax
Winning Karters Test Formula 4 AKC prize winners at Winton

Thursday December 1

Places Still Available in Tony Kart Australia's AKC Campaign Looking to race with a pro team?
Port Macquarie Confirmed For Pro Tour Round 4 PR - Rotax Pro Tour update
DPEKT Announce Official Team Drivers Chosen five to share kart setup info in 2017

Wednesday November 30

2016 Collie Grand Prix Photos, wrap & results from Kostecki Motorplex
Special Prices for New Products at Ringwood Kart Centre Deals on Kabuto, Alpinestar & Altegra
Countdown To The 2017 AKC Opener New challenge set with Emerald round
Deadly Newsletter #6 Dave's qualifying tips, plus how to drive Warrnambool for the State Cup
K-Racer's Weekly Specials NGK Iridium, KG Cadet/Junior, Ribtect 4

Tuesday November 29

Queensland Superkart Awards Presentation gala, plus 2016 points & placings
Gippsland's November Race Day Photos, report & results from Morwell

Sunday November 27

Class Titles Conclude Oakleigh's Race Season November club day report

Friday November 25

Location Announced for 2017 Rotax Grand Finals Back to Europe they go...
2017 Victorian Race Calendar Three series on offer next year

Thursday November 24

Karting News Briefs Rule, club, event, driver, team updates, pics & vidoes
New Track Construction & Safety Guidelines Information from Karting Australia
Superkarts Australia National Series Placings The 2016 Champions are...
2016 Tasmanian State Kart Championship Race report and photos from Burnie
New Trading Hours For Ringwood Kart Centre Now open Mondays
De Conto & CRG Hit The Jackpot In Vegas Team report from USA

Tasmanian State Championship

The 2016 Tasmanian State Kart Championship was one of the few 'one-off' KA state titles for the year. Interestingly, over 25% of this year's entry was from interstate. Click HERE for the event report and photos from Burnie!

Wednesday November 23

K-Racer's Weekly Specials Cut prices on RK Gold, water pump O-rings & Ribtect 4
Kerbrider Picks Up JC Kart Industry: Melbourne retailer appointed Master Dealer
Launceston Drivers Dominate Tassie State Titles PR - Club report
Strong Turnout At Stony Creek's Final Round Race wrap and lots of photos
Preview: Dave Hamnett Memorial 8th Annual running this Saturday, then a come-n-try

Tuesday November 22

Kiwis In the Money In Las Vegas But mixed fortunes for others
The Aussies In Vegas Results wrap, plus link to daily reports & pics
Oscar Piastri Sixth at World Championships Strong result in final kart race
Boniface Works Hard For Mini Rok Win Report, photos from Manawatu Goldstar round

Monday November 21

Tasmanian Kart Championship Results from Burnie (TAS x 7, VIC x 2, NSW x 2)
Aussie 6th as Hiltbrand & Martins Win World Champs Wrap & results from Bahrain
The Southern City Classic Race report from Oakleigh
CRG Are OK World Champions Official CRG team report from Bahrain

Saturday November 19

Basz & Vidales Ahead in World Championships Friday report & photos from Bahrian
Aussies Overseas: Bahrain & Vegas Oscar Piastri 2nd on points after heat win!
Goldstar Continues To Play Key Role In NZ Karting Sponsor signed & calendar revealed

Thursday November 17

Karting News Briefs French tyres, Pro Tour latest, Junior Sprockets postponed, etc
Golden Power Series 2016 results (prov.) plus the 2017 series calendar
Victorian Superkart Championship Wrap and results from Phillip Island
What's New for Rotax Pro Pro Tour in 2017? Watch this video

Follow the Aussies overseas this weekend:

  • CIK-FIA World Championships, Bahrain: Results HERE. Live stream & live timing HERE (Finals are on Saturday. Telecast commences 11:10pm AEDT, Nov 19)
  • SKUSA SuperNationals, Las Vegas: Results HERE. Live stream & timing HERE

Above: Jack Doohan and Oscar Piastri with event commentator Ian Salvestrin in the Ricky Flynn Motorsport tent at the World Championships in Bahrain (pic - Joan Codina,

Wednesday November 16

Coffs Club Championship, Latest Round Photos, report & results
Kiwis Amongst The Favourites in Vegas New Zealand trio at SuperNationals
Launceston Karters Eye Tassie State Titles Club press release
CRG Double-Up in Bahrain & Las Vegas PR - Team news/event previews

Tuesday November 15

Pre-Release: The 2017 Rule Changes Karting Australia announce main changes for next year
Tyre Change For TaG & X30 Classes Statement from DPE Kart Technology
K-Racer's Weekly Specials T-bar set, junior bodywork w/graphics & 90mm tyre gauge
13 Aussie Karters Racing Overseas This Weekend Who's racing where, plus stream/timing links

Monday November 14

Karting News Briefs Event-club-track-team updates, plus videos etc

Friday November 11

Kiwis Talk: The Rok Cup Experience Morris/Parkinson/Exton/Potter Interviews

Thursday November 10

2017 National Calendars Revealed National & State dates announced
CC Racing Has Moved! Cathcarts now in Campbellfield
Superkarts Propose Non-EVO Rotax Class Vic club preparing for 2017
Kart & Trailer Stolen CCTV capture of the vehicle involved
New Hours For Pro Karting Late night Thursdays
St George Karts / CRG Australia Newsletter Team press, Galaxy success, hot deals etc
K-Racer's Weekly Specials Neck, rib & kart protection
Benik Sweeps Micro MAX at US Open Las Vegas Manufacturer PR

Tuesday November 8

Ignition Change For Vortex DVS Engines Info about compulsory update
Photo Gallery: Vintage Numurkah Images from annual gathering

Monday November 7

Aussies Karters Overseas Australians get results in USA and Singapore
Champs Crowned in TaG Super Series Podium pics & full series points

Sunday November 6

Karting News Briefs Club tyres, karts at Indy, track update etc
Shamick Racing Recruiting For 2017 Team invites Expressions of Interest
New Spec Chassis Class for Rotax MAX Euro Challenge Plus other changes for 2017

Saturday November 5

Currey Crowned WA KZ Series Champ Final wrap plus points & placings
Newland Wins In Kalgoorlie WA KZ Series Round 5 report & pics
Strong Return To CRG For Torsellini Manufacturer PR (Euro)
Maranello's Trofeo delle Industrie Report Manufacturer PR (Euro)

Wednesday November 2

Interview: Lee Mitchener Words from the new Rotax DD2 World Number 1
K-Racer's Weekly Specials Neck protection, plus Dunlop & MG tyres

Tuesday November 1

2016 Clyde Marshall Memorial Lots of prizes won at Lithgow
Get The 2017 Rotax Components For Free! All 2016 EVOs sold from today are eligible

Monday October 31

Race Team Looking For Drivers JSKC planning 2017 AKC & Pro Tour lineups
Sodikart At The RMCGF PR - Manufacturer news
Gippsland's October Races Photos & results from Morwell
Fife 16th as Longhi Wins Industry Trophy Race wrap from Lonato

Sunday October 30

Bumper Penalty Hampers Fife In Italy Industry Trophy Saturday wrap & pics
Day/Nighter at Oakleigh Club day race report

Thursday October 27

Karting News Briefs Bits of news from here and around the world
Rotax Classes Switch From Mojo To Vega in USA What about Australia?

Wednesday October 26

DPE Appoint New General Manager Bruce Allan steps into re-created role
New Date Set For Australian Dirt Kart Title Statement from Yorke Peninsula club
2016 Whitsunday Titles Race wrap from Mackay
K-Racer's Weekly Specials Maxi Mixer, ASMOs & MG Reds
WA Dirt Kart State Titles This Weekend Preview for Dirt Trackers event
First Time Winners at LA Kart Championship Finale Report & pics from CalSpeed

Monday October 24

Vic Country Series Final Round Race report, photos & results from Hamilton
Victorian Country Series Final Series points & placings
New Winners at NZ's Two Island Titles North & South Championship race wraps, pics & results
Two Kiwis Make B-Finals at Rok Cup PR -Team New Zealand from Lonato

Sunday October 23

Josh Hart Top Kiwi at Rotax Grand Finals How the New Zealanders fared in Italy
Rotax Grand Finals - Day 6 Champions crowned in Italy; photos, report & video from Sarno
Doohan 13th at RoK Cup Final Two Aussies make Finals; wrap/results/pics from Lonato

Aussie World #1!

A brilliant around-the-outside pass on the final lap has earned Lee Mitchener the World No.1 title in the DD2 Masters class at the 2016 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals. "I just drove my arse off" he told Rotax's Jen Wade at the weigh-in. Finals day report, photos etc HERE.

pic - Coopers Photogrpahy

Saturday October 22

Stony Creek October Races Photos and results
Rotax Grand Finals - Day 5 Nine of the 14 Aussies are through to the Finals
Rok Cup - Friday Results Update from Lonato

Friday October 21

Rotax Grand Finals - Day 4 Aussie results, the official videos, report & photos
ROK Cup International Final Aussie results - Qualifying & opening heats

Thursday October 20

Rok Cup - Wednesday Wrap Plus, Mick Doohan video interview
New Zealand North & South Island Titles Preview for this weekend's events
Rotax Grand Finals - Day 4 Aussie results, official video, report & photos

Wednesday October 19

RMCGF - Qualifying Three Aussies in the top ten
Rotax Grand Finals - Day 3 Practice is done; official report, photos & video
RoK Cup International Press release & info to follow the Aussies in Lonato
K-Racer's Weekly Specials Chassis protectors, tyre tool, carry bag
Top Kiwis In Italy This Week New Zealanders at Rotax & RoK Cup grand finals
WSK Release 2017 Calendar WSK international events kick off with official test
Rotax Grand Finals - Day 2 Non-qualifying, official practice report, photos & video

Tuesday October 18

Time Schedule (in Australian time) RMCGF When to watch the Rotax Worlds Live Stream!
RMCGF Videos - Day 1 A look around Sarno on kart allocation day, plus Italy V The World
Round 3, Riverina Cup Raced and Won Race wrap from Griffith

Monday October 17

Drivers Get Their Karts Rotax Grand Finals, day 1 wrap, pics & video
Foster 2nd At IAME International Final Aussie Update & event wrap from France
2017 Pro Tour Classes Confirmed Eight Rotax categories
Vale: Ian Payne Townsville Life Member passes
Sceats Impresses at Race of Stars PR - Kiwi driver news

Sunday October 16

De Conto Wins Thrilling Race of Stars Race wrap from the Gold Coast - UPDATED pics & video
Planning Underway For 2017 WA KZ Series Sponsor signed, new committee appointed
Aussies Through To IAME Finals Kip & Cooper make the pre-finals in France
2016 WA KZ Series: The Story So Far Round 4 wrap plus series points with 1 to go

Saturday October 15

World Champs Clash at Race of Stars Saturday wrap & link to photos
Ferrari Driver Academy / Tony Kart Racing Team Photos & info from the first official test
Kip & Cooper, Heat Winners at LeMans! Latest from IAME International Final
  • Live timing, Race of Stars - click HERE
  • Live timing, Vic Country Series final round - click HERE

Friday October 14

Aussie Update: IAME International Final Qualifying results from LeMans