Karting News Briefs

  3 July 2013

Lots of karting stuff from around the world...

  • Steven Richards gained a new appreciation for top level karting during a sponsor event in Bundaberg after the Queensland Championships. The former Bathurst winner took to the track with Kel Treseder in KZ2 Gearbox karts. More detail and photos on speedcafe HERE. Richo raced Junior and Senior National and Senior Clubman early in his racing career.

  • The Supreme Court issued an order on Monday that the election of Officers of the Canberra Kart Club back in May is to have no effect, and that the Officers elected in September last year (Bruce Otter, Robert Rosin, Ian Watt, Kylie Otter & Tony Prendergast) continue to hold their position. However, the court also directed the club to not undertake any management of the club until the conclusion of a General Meeting in July where a motion of no-confidence in the Executive Committee will be voted on. In the meantime, the track remains closed and no new memberships are being taken.

  • The Queensland Government has a Young Athlete Assistance Program where successful applicants can receive financial assistance of $200 to help cover the cost of travel and accommodation for an eligible championship. The program is only open to Queensland residents under the age of 18 who live more than 200km from the venue of competition. More detail on www.nprsr.qld.gov.au HERE.

  • Photo Galleries Galore: check the Pro's pics from kart races on the weekend - Queensland State Championships by AFImages HERE (is that every driver at the event?!) and the Bob Hinde Memorial at Grenfell by Cooper's Photography HERE.

  • Video of Chris Hays and Jason Faint in Belgium for the Euro KZ2 Championship round. Includes on-track footage and interviews with both drivers:

  • The Oakleigh circuit in Melbourne is one tough track, and it's the venue for next year's Victorian Open Championships. Below is event info for the Kingston Cup which runs at the circuit later this month. Supp Regs can be found on the Race & Events Calendar page.
    kingston cup flyer

  • And on the topic of events in Victoria, the annual City of Melbourne Titles will run at the Todd Rd circuit on August 10-11. Supp Regs for this prestigious event - where TWO Open Performance categories are being offered as part of the 15-class program - are also on the Race Calendar page.

  • Erebus Academy karting drivers Antonio and Valentino Astuti raced at the GKCV club day races on the weekend. The brothers have written about their meeting on the Academy's website. To read their musings, click HERE.

  • Video of the Finals from the European KZ/KZ2 Championships at Genk, Belgium, on the weekend. English commentary by the Ken Walker (further vids, interviews etc on TKart HERE):

    Above: KZ2 Final (in which Chris Hays finished 10th)

    Above: The KZ Final


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