Karting News Briefs

  7 February 2014
  • There is a great article about Bas Lammers on the SL First Magazine website HERE. The Dutchman is a professional karter now racing for the Formula K factory team. As many know, he's also identified as deaf with only 10% hearing in one ear and 20% percent in the other. It's a great read about his racing and personal life - but he's not the only deaf karter. In fact, there are a number highly competitive kart racers here in Australia who are deaf or hearing impaired.

  • Track Services: The Master Karting spare parts van & trailer will be at the Geelong Kart Club for The Val & Joyce Findlay Memorial this Friday to Sunday. William Yarwood's Project X is off to support the Warwick Kart club this weekend, but the shop will still be open on Saturday.

  • The IKD Race Department will be closed this Saturday, February 8, as the Big Red Truck will be trackside at Newcastle. "We will also be closed next Saturday 15th February as we will be trackside with the truck at Dubbo Kart Track for the Pro Tour shakedown meeting."

  • Speaking of IKD, Darrell Smith popped in to spend the day with the IKD team. Darrell is the official product developer for Rotax head company BRP-Powertrain in Austria and a former top-level karter.

    pic - Darrell Smith (centre) with Donald Stevens and Ian Black (IKD/facebook)

  • Due to extreme temperatures forecast for this weekend, the Yarra Valley Speedway Kart Club has cancelled the event that was to be held this Sunday at the State Motorcycle Complex at Broadford.

  • Lochie Hughes and Sean Bolger are competing this weekend aboard Praga karts in the Formula Cadet class at Florida Winter Tour, held at Ocala Raceway. A bit of a preview is on the series' website HERE.

  • ART GP Karts Australia have a kart on display at the Bathurst 12-hour this weekend. It's outside garage 31 and best quote heard so far from an onlooker "it's like a little Ferrari!".

    pic - ART/facebook

  • Interview with Rob Willshire and three-time British Champion Paul Platt, talking about Superkarting in the UK at Autosport International:

  • Now he's based back in Europe, Joey Hanssen has stared a small race shop of his own. Hanssen Racing Engines is a dealer for MEX Engineering products and Bell helmets. Part of the showroom/office below:

    pic - Hanssen/facebook

  • No Js Saturday, only Js Sunday:




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