Karting News Briefs

  21 October 2015

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  • Oh yeah, I think lots of readers can relate to this!

  • The racing media got all delicate on the issue while V8 Supercars generated lots of coverage by dishing out a huge fine, arguably leading to the general media having a field day. Yup, we're talking Dave Reynolds' famous comment at Bathurst the other week. Ipswich kart racer Jo Mackay 'owned' the tag line, running these stickers on her kart at the Race of Stars last week. "Not all women find this as offensive as portrayed in the media!" she wrote on social media. Unfortunately, Jo DNFd the KA1 final having earlier placed a solid 5th in the pre-final.

  • Our stickers won't raise eyebrows as much as Jo's, but we still reckon they're pretty cool! Show your support for Australia's main independent karting news website. Grab some KartSportNews.com stickers, then send us a pic of you and/or your kart with the stickers - pretty sure we'll publish it! They come in packs of 10 and postage is free within Australia. Click HERE.

  • AIDKA advise that Renmark's race meeting this Sunday the 25th has been cancelled, but "for those keen to race, Loxton will be racing Saturday night as well as the Desert Dirt Club."

  • The Manning Valley Kart Club is aiming to hold the finals under lights at this year's Dave Hamnett Memorial meeting. As such, drivers will be required to wear clear visors. CMS pre-entries will be be put in the hat for a random draw of free entry. "There is free practice on Friday and Saturday morning for those who want to burn up their stock of 2015 tyres" club secretary Greg Moores informed KartSportNews. The event takes place at the club's Wingham, NSW, track on Saturday 5 December. A link to the Supp Regs is on the Race Calendar page.

  • Tkart reports that the OTK Group unveiled its new model Micro kart during the ROK International Final on the weekend. The Micro chassis will come in all flavours offered by OTK, namely Tony Kart, Kosmic, FA Kart, Exprit, and Redspeed. The kart features adjustable driving position with a moveable seat that can slide forwards or backwards via a quick release mechanism. Read the full article HERE.

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  • Jack Black is off to Las Vegas this Sunday for the final of the US Open at the Rio Casino. "Can't wait to be back with my team, Rolison Performance Group" he wrote on social media.

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  • The international karting websites are reporting that Flavio Camponeschi is leaving the factory Tony Kart Racing Team, and team Keijzer/CRG driver Martijn Van Leeuwen has joined BirelART to be their top driver in KZ2 and OK class for 2016. More on kartlink HERE.

  • Timetable for the final round of the Australian Kart Championship (Geelong, Oct 30 to Nov 1) has been published. Check it out HERE.

  • This weekend the Gippsland and Bairnsdale Go Kart Clubs will be running an inter-club race day at the Bairnsdale circuit. The track will be open on Saturday the 24th for free practice. Entries can be taken in the afternoon and the canteen will operate between 10:30am and 2pm. Racing on Sunday the 25th will commence around 9am.

  • Video highlights from the KA12 class at the 2015 Race of Stars​ powered by SuperFest held at the Xtreme Karting Complex:

  • CRG USA has become Energy USA. CRG USA's Stacey Cook has inked a deal with Mick Panigada of Energy Kart Srl to become the United States importer, beginning immediately. Six drivers within the CRG USA program have confirmed they will switch over Energy chassis at the team's next event. Cook and his crew will continue to support their current CRG customers through the remainder of 2015 and 2016. "Our customers are our friends and part of the family. Though a few will continue to compete aboard their CRG products, we will support them in their quest for race wins, podiums and championships along the way" he said.

  • With the Italian CRG Factory set to open a North American headquarters in Conroe, Texas, Canadian Danny Kacic has been selected to operate and manage the new North American CRG Factory race team. To be known as CRG Nordam, the team will compete at major events throughout North America with drivers from Italy as well as North America. The new position means Kacic will no longer be part of the PSL Karting operation.

  • KARTCOM News #16 is now online. Click HERE to read the latest 57-page online PDF publicaiton of international karting events and photos.
    kartcom number 16 cover

  • The 2015 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals are coming up next month. As per previous years, all the track action will be streamed live over the internet. Get yourself prepared to cheer on the Aussies! The link will be www.rotax-kart.com/en/Max-Challenge/Grand-Finals/Grand-Finals-2015/LIVESTREAM

  • Organisers of the X30 Challenge Singapore are looking to Australia to boost their international entries. The final two rounds of the four-round championship will be on November 7 and 21. They are held on Singapore’s newest karting facility, the KF1 Karting Circuit. Designed by F1 circuit designer Hermann Tilke, the track is 960m long track, features 19 turns and a 140m straight. Over the course of the first two rounds, the series saw more than 10 different countries fielding strong drivers for all categories, from cadets to veterans. "We haven’t had many Australian drivers yet, but we are hoping that will change!" Operations Executive Chris Lin informed KartSportNews. Registrations for rounds 3 and 4 are now open - visit www.x30challengesingapore.com for further information.





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