Australian Superkart Championship

  2 October 2015

Message from the SKA Director Phil Silcock


A truly fine great finale to ASKC 2015

Round 2 at Phillip Island was run in glorious racing weather and the competition in all classes was simply fantastic. Shannons Nationals personnel and other categories marvel at our racing and category presence, so we can all be proud of the 2015 events in all regards.

Hats off to the Team
For the 2015 Series successful running, I must congratulate my fellow Superkarts Australia director team of Anton Stevens, Mark Hanson, and Clint Brown, and the events management coordinator Pam Pegoraro who works closely with us throughout to ensure the great race event outcomes for our members. As well

I must pay appreciation for the efforts of our DSO’s Graeme Williams and Matt Wark, and Barbara Hepworth whom assists Pam and Pam’s team of assistants who really make a huge difference to these events running like clockwork. Pam marshals a great bunch of committed and seemingly tireless helpers including daughters Belinda and Susan, Meno and Brendan Luneman, among others.

Our media guys Mark Jones and Tyler Williams do us proud with social media and reporting. Special mention must go to people like Jason Smith who does our printing and produces the quirky cover ‘theme’ of each round for us, and Scott Williams who manages to support us looking great as a category with signage and decaling even after getting no less than three competitive machines on-track! To you all, very well done and on behalf of Competitors, thank you sincerely for everything you do so well!

The Saturday night social function was a lot of fun, and the camaraderie in the paddock with everyone ready to share knowledge and parts to help others and the enjoyable atmosphere sets these events as very
special. To competitors, your thrilling racing, discipline and good conduct was noted with appreciation by meeting officials, and our category organisation is seen as something other categories should copy aspects of.

Sponsors and Supporters make it happen

I also have to make note of the Championship sponsors, without their generous support the Championships wouldn’t be the success and enjoyment they have been. Rockpress Metal Fabrications and Coach Design Bus,Coach and 4x4 Motorhomes builders have been Naming Rights funding sponsors for a time now, making it possible to maintain to the high standards we set. They along with our other funding sponsors – L&J Custom Kitchens, and Denture Professionals, along with contributors Zahl 1 Karting, GioVa Design, and Slipstream Race Grafix come together to ensure competitors enjoy a very high standard race event.

Memorable results
The 2015 Championship Series results are detailed in full elsewhere on our website (and further down the page here on KSN), and we can be proud of the achievements of this years’ Australian Superkart Champions, Russell Jamieson in 250 International, Jordan Ford in 250 National, and Mark Robin in 125 National. Racing in the classes was classic and enthralling to observe, and showed well on ITV streaming to a global audience.

To the runners up, our respect and commiserations for the things that went wrong, but without your strong efforts pushing each other’s limits our brand of racing wouldn’t be scintillating spectacle that amazes onlookers. Well done all drivers and teams!

Its not without an element of risk
Superkart as a sport has an intensely competitive spirit, and yet shows a quite compassionate side when needed. That came after our race three 125 National accident where Adam Stewart #39 and Chris Nolan #48 were involved at a race start turn one incident. This heavy crash injured both Adam and Chris and severely damaged both vehicles.

The paddock was abuzz with deep concern for the drivers, and their crew and partners were well supported by fellow teams, and in unfortunate circumstances it’s great to see that side of our sport.
Adam returned to the paddock after medical assessment, and has apparently suffered only bruising, sore ribs, and those aches that will come out after a time.

Chris’s injury is more severe and has an immediately apparent leg fracture, and was very well attended to by circuit medical, and transported to hospital for treatment. My numerous contacts with Chris and Sandy his wife since are good reports that Chris is in both good spirits, and received excellent treatment with his leg bone pinned and amazingly is up from bed for short periods and putting weight on it as necessary with this type of treatment. Chris assures me his intention is to return to superkart racing as soon as he is able to.

Looking to the future
There is a measure of sadness that 2015 may well be the last CAMS Australian Superkart Championships run for some time – but never say never again, and Superkarts Australia is proud of our tenure of running it for the last eight years.

The many approaches from competitors and their crews shows they want a championship in pretty much the same format to continue if possible, and an unmistakable resolve to preserve the special nature of these events.

Superkarts Australia cannot make a definitive announcement just yet on 2016 arrangements, and we can only say that a number of options for a continuing Championship are being pursued on your behalf, and will be announced when finalised over coming months.

Regards, Phil Silcock, on behalf of your SKA Team


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Above: Round 2 podium, 125 National
pic - GW Photography/SKA

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Above: Round 2 podium, 250 National
pic - GW Photography/SKA

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Above: Round 2 podium, 250 International
pic - GW Photography/SKA


2015 Australian Championship Points by Rockpress and Coach Design

Russell Jamieson had consistency and pace. Pegoraro stormed home at Phillip Island. Anton Stevens best ever season.

1st Russell Jamieson Coach Design Anderson Maverick DEA 1st 4th 4th 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 132.5
2nd Gary Pegoraro Dunlop Kartsport, BRC Engines Anderson Maverick BRC 3rd 3rd 8th 4th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 128
3rd Anton Stevens Ciscos,, KPI PVP FPE 4th 1st 1st 2nd 8th 3rd 2nd 3rd 126.5
4th Warren McIlveen Stockman Superkarts, Mac's Marine Stockman MR2 VM 2nd 6th 2nd 1st 5th DNF 7th 5th 100.5
5th Ilya Harpas Your Amigo Anderson Maverick DEA 5th 2nd 3rd 5th 6th DNF 5th 6th 89.5
6th Matt Bass Top Torque Engines Anderson Maverick BRC DNF 5th 5th 7th 3rd 4th 4th 4th 88.5
7th Martin Latta MJR Bricklaying, Slipstream Signs Anderson Maverick DEA 8th 7th 6th 8th 7th 5th 6th DNF 65
8th Charles Maddern Maddern Oil PVP Yamaha DNS DNS 9th 9th 10th 6th 9th 8th 51.5
9th Kristian Stebbing KJB Accountants & Business Advisors Anderson Maverick DEA 6th 8th DNF 6th 4th DNF 8th DNF 50
10th Jason Smith, Middleton's Printing Anderson Maverick DEA 7th 9th 7th DNF 9th DNS DNS 7th 46
11th Michael Nicholas Shift MN Stockman MR2 Yamaha 10th 12th 10th 10th 11th DNS DNS DNS 32
12th Paul Clark North Shore Boats Anderson Maverick BRC 9th 10th 11th DNF DNF DNF 11th DNF 20.5
13th Mark Hanson Denture Professionals Zip Eagle II BRC DNF 11th DNF DNF         5
14th Grant Heard iTransport Logistics Nibor FPE         DNF DNS 10th DNS 3

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Above: Australian Championship top 3, 250 International
pic - GW Photography/SKA 


Jordan Ford record setting eight from eight wins. Dale Williams makes for team 1-2. Aaron Cogger hangs on to third.

1st Jordan Ford Peter Ford Catering, Burbank Homes Anderson Maverick Yamaha 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 160
2nd Dale Williams Slipstream Signs, Burbank Homes Anderson Maverick Yamaha 4th 3rd 4th 4th 2nd 5th 3rd 3rd 114.5
3rd Aaron Cogger Avoig Superkarts, Rat Pack Racing Avoig Elise KTM 3rd DNF 3rd 3rd 5th 6th 6th 5th 92
4th Tim Weier Zahl 1 Karting, Laser Central Anderson Maverick Gas Gas 5th 4th 5th DNF 3rd 4th 5th 4th 86.5
5th Dan Lewis Lewis Plumbing Qld, Zahl 1 Karting Anderson Maverick Gas Gas 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd DNS DNS DNS DNS 73
6th Scott Appledore Beyal Stud Rams, Hughes Bros Removals Anderson Maverick Yamaha 7th 6th 7th DNF 7th 7th 7th 6th 65.5
7th John Pellicano GioVa Racing Avoig Elise KTM DNF DNF DNF DNS 6th 2nd 4th 2nd 55.5
8th Craig Brook Win Excavations Anderson Maverick Honda 6th 5th 6th 5th         47
9th Tyler Williams Slipstream Signs, Burbank Homes Anderson Maverick Yamaha         4th 3rd 2nd DNF 36.5
  Justin Ruggier Anydoor and Gates Avoig Elise KTM DNF DNF DNF DNF         0
  Raff Pironti Scoresby Paving, Wizzer Race Engines Anderson Maverick Gas Gas         DNS DNS DNS DNS 0

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Above: Australian Championship top 3, 250 National
pic - GW Photography/SKA 


Mark Robin wins from the front. Garry Haywood has big finish to season. Paul Campbell well clear of the rest.

1st Mark Robin Colourite Painting Stockman MR2 Honda 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 151.5
2nd Garry Haywood Bakker Superkarts, Ringwood Kart Centre Bakker X4 Honda 7th 4th 5th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 125
3rd Paul Campbell Redback Racepaint (ACT) Avoig Elise Honda 2nd 2nd DNF 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 7th 104.5
4th Phil Silcock Rockpress Metal Fabrications Avoig Elise Honda DNF 5th 6th 5th 6th DNF 7th 6th 66.5
5th Anthony Lappas Wizzer Race Engines, Superkart Evolutions SKE Evo II BRC 5th DNF 3rd EXC   7th 6th 2nd 62
6th Jeff Reed Stockman Superkarts Stockman MR2 Honda 3rd DNF 2nd 4th         50
7th Tim Philp Floth Sustainable Building Consultants Avoig Elise Honda 4th 3rd 4th DNF         41
8th Lee Vella L & J Custom Kitchens & Joinery Avoig Elise TM DNF DNF DNF DNS DNF 4th 2nd 4th 39.5
9th Geoff Lawrence KJB Accountants & Business Advisors Stockman MR2 Yamaha         4th DNS 5th 5th 34.5
10th Adam Stewart Giova Racing, FCS Racing Anderson Maverick Honda         5th 5th DNS DNS 22
11th Chris Nolan Xtreme Karting Stockman MR2 Honda         7th 6th DNS DNS 19
12th Mehmet Sinani Carbon Treatment SKE Evo II Honda 6th DNF DNF DNS         10

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Above: Australian Championship top 3, 125 National
pic - GW Photography/SKA




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