Karting News Briefs

  12 August 2015
  • Six-times World Champion Mike Wilson was "reunited" with a replica of his 1981 World Championship winning kart. The UK's Karting Magazine came up with the idea and used connections to put Wilson on track in a Birel T12 chassis fitted with 135cc Komet K29. Read about it on KartingMagazine HERE.

    Above: Mike with a type of kart he used to race, plus the one he now makes (pic - Karting Magazine)

  • There will be plenty on offer at the Tasmanian Championship Shakedown meeting at Launceston on September 20, the last full open meeting at the venue prior to the State Championships on November 20-22. The prestigious Clubman Cup, sponsored by Wyllie Tiles, is expected to draw strong numbers. The Clubman Cup has been running for 18 years and this year, with the introduction of the KA engine, will see two winners in each class. To continue the heritage of the event the club is offering free entry to the state titles for the first Yamaha S motor across the line in each of the Clubman Light and Clubman Heavy finals, as well as first overall in Junior Clubman. A couple of random draws will also take place for free entry to the states for all classes. Also on offer will be a set of tyres (of the winner’s choice) as a random draw, donated by Tazzie Karts n Parts. The senior driver of the day will receive the Syd Goss Memorial trophy as well as a year’s membership for RACT Ultimate roadside assist valued at $275. All classes will compete over the State Championship distance of 21 laps for each final, giving the competitors the chance to dial in some late race speed in preparation for the Title. The feature classes of Junior Clubman, Clubman Light & Heavy and Masters and Clubman Super Heavy will also have timed qualifying for the event. Supp Regs are on the Race Calendar page. Entry is vis the CMS system.

    Above: A race start at Launceston

  • Dave Sera's just taken delivery of this new lid. The clear visor will not stay.

    pic - Sera/Facebook

  • Since the 2013 Rotax Nationals at Puckapunyal, many Junior Max and Junior Max Trophy drivers have progressed into Senior classes, and will make their return to the popular Victorian circuit next weekend a little bit older and a little more wiser (we hope!). Micro Max and Mini Max will make their first ever appearance around the 1064m track, while a new wave of Junior Max Trophy class drivers will be fighting hard for their chance to win a seat at the GoRotax.com US Open Las Vegas event. Round 6 of the Rotax Pro Tour will also crown the Victorian State Champions and will prove vital towards the business end of the Series Points which will determine who qualifies for this year's ROTAX - New Age Karting Grand Finals in Portugal to represent Team Australia! Entries for Puckapunyal close this week! CLICK HERE TO ENTER NOW.

  • The inaugural "Go Kart Legends Nationals" will be run at Stoney Creek Raceway (Vic) on September 5. No Karting Australia licence is required and numbers are being allocated on a first come, first served basis. Further information of if there are any questions, visit the Go Kart Legends Facebook page HERE. Entry forms is HERE. Classes to run are:
    • Era4 (80s)
    • Era5 (90s)
    • Clubby
    • Js
    • 125 / Open Performance
      90s go kart legends nationals

  • David Sera and Dylan Hollis have both mentioned on social media they will be racing in Las Vegas at the SuperNationals. "Looking forward to my first International race meeting" Hollis wrote. "Will be running TaG Junior for Team KartSport North America where I will be driving a Deadly Vegas".

  • Wollongong round 5 @ Picton. Supp Regs on the Race Calendar page:

  • Newcastle race meeting later this month, supported by Penrite Oils. Supp Regs on the Race Calendar page:

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