Karting News Briefs

  6 February 2015
  • Victorian Kart Championship UPDATE: tyre pooling for the opening round at Geelong on Feb 20-22 has been scrapped. Also, the entry closing date has been moved from Feb 9 to Feb 13. The addendum for these items is on the Karting Australia site HERE.

  • Kerbrider have turned on their web store and are also now trading out of their new factory. The site has a vast range of karts, engines, accessories and racewear available:

    • In Store - 9/177 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne
    • On Track - racetracks Victoria wide!
    • On Line - www.kerbrider.com.au

  • BRK's Junior Limit chassis has made a great start to the 2015 season with victories at the recent York Peninsula Dirt Kart Club. With three new karts on track, the results were: 1st Junior Heavy, 1st Junior Light and 2nd Junior Heavy.
    brk junior limit dirt kart

  • David Sera has announced that Luke Jones will partner reigning TaG Light Australian Champion Daniel Rochford in the X30 class in the Karting Australia Championships. Jones, from Townsville, will race an Arrow Vegas chassis. "Having raced karts for six years competitively around Australia, I see this year as a big learning curve racing with the DPE Kart Technology team. To be able to work with David Sera & Daniel Rochford, I have full confidence in the Vegas chassis and want to learn as much as I can throughout the year" Jones was quoted. Another DPE driver announcement will be made early next week. The team currently has spots open for the upcoming Victorian State Championship rounds.

    Above: Luke Jones (pic - Coopers Photography)

  • LOTS of photos from the Southern Sprint at Albany, WA, a week ago have been uploaded to photographer Brad Mitchell's flickr - click HERE to view. Looks like there's a pic of pretty much everyone who raced!

  • The 12-hour is on there this weekend, and there's some 1000km motor race there in October. But one day, karts could also be racing at Bathurst! Land behind the McPhillamy Park area (across the top of the famous mountain race track) is being touted as a potential location for an international standard 1.1km competition kart racing facility. Bathurst Regional Council has confirmed it is in discussions with interested parties regarding the venture and are in talks with the recently KA affiliated Bathurst Kart Club. Read more HERE.

  • Preview promo clip for the 2015 CIK-FIA European & World Championships for the shifter categories - view it on monzarace.TV HERE (1m 32s).

  • The Victorian Country Series has gained further sponsors with BBF Ballarat Bolts & Fasteners & Lubricants - Total Oil​ offering some great prizes for the Cadet classes. Series prizes include $250, $150 and $100 for the podium places in the series for Cadet 9 and Cadet 12. TOTAL caps and t-shirts will be made available to all Cadet karters (the supplied TOTAL Oil sticker needs to be placed on your Cadet kart in all rounds to be eligible). Round 1 is at Portland on Feb 15 - Supp Regs and addendums on the Race Calendar page.

  • More Vic Country Series news - Remo Racing and DPE Kart Technology will be supporting the Clubman karters by offering some great prizes for Junior Clubman, Clubman Light and Clubman Heavy:
    • A set of of MG Reds ($230) will be given to a random winner at each round in each clubman class**
    • A $500 IAME gift voucher will be up for grabs to the series winner in each class** (in addition to the VCS series prize).
      ** 10 entries needed in a Clubman class to be eligible. Clubman karters are best advised to get their entry in NOW!

  • Mad-Croc, Ricciardo Kart and Evokart will make their international competiton debut at the 20th edition of the Winter Cup to be run at Lonato on 19-22 Feb. So far, 210 drivers (60 in KZ2 and counting...) have entered across the four classes - KZ2, KF, KF Junior and Mini Rok. Many of the big factory teams will be present, such as Tony Kart, CRG, BirelART, Energy, Maranello, Sodi, Formula K, Kosmic, Zanardi and PCR, but there will also be many private teams such as Ward Racing, PDB, GForce, KK1, DTK and Renda Motorsport (which will field Davide Forè).

  • The Sugo Sports Club in Japan has decided to encourage entries from foreign drivers for the CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific Championship event for KF on April 24-26. Organisers say that accommodation in a hotel room from Tuesday 21st April to Monday, 27th (7 days, 6 nights), meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as transfers between the hotel and the track will be fully supported for each foreign driver - though the actual level of support was not mentioned. The competition will take place at the Sportsland Sugo circuit (20km Sendai, about 300 km north of Tokyo).

  • Newcastle Kart Racing Club has explained in their newsletter why they have ditched traditional trophies for medallions in 2015: "At last years AGM members were informed that the NKRC would run all the old motors as well as the new in 2015 and on race day have awards for old & new so as not to disadvantage those wanting to stay with the equipment they already had. To meet with this intent it meant that at presentations there are 18 different groups. To stick with trophies this meant an expenditure of nearly double what the NKRC was paying in 2014."


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