A New Season Awaits

press release 13 February 2014

A brand new season for the New South Wales Speedway Kart Club is set to kick off at Nepean Raceway this Sunday with Round 1 of the club championship, the “Hoosier Classic”.

Huge numbers are expected this weekend with a number of new drivers joining the club. Hoosier Tyre Australia has jumped on board to be the major sponsor for this weekend’s event. Hoosier is one of the leading racing tyre companies around the world and the Dumesny family continues to throw their support behind the NSWSKC.

The youngest drivers on the grid, Cadets, are set to rock once again. Defending Cadets champion Connor Moreau makes his step up into Rookies along with Ethan Rietdyk, Payton Coghlan, Jack Selmes, Ben Matchett and William Stevens. This means that a new champion will rise this year in Cadets. Young Brayden Shute surprised many when he picked up a few race wins towards the end of last year. Shute takes more confidence into 2014 and will no doubt be a title condenter. Sophie Coghlan, Taylor Blanch and Holly Cody will hold the flag up for the girls and will be looking for race wins this weekend. Halle Boyd and Jac Laneyrie are joining the Cadets this weekend to make up what will be a very competitive class.

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As previously mentioned, many drivers are moving up into the Rookies class for 2014. Current Rookies champion Andrew Sayre will be back to defend his crown along with current Australian Champion Luke Geering. Liam Walker is another young racer knocking on the door of race wins and is looking for a big 2014 season along with Kyle Mock, Zak Blanch and Caitlin Genner.

Juniors are set to expand for this season with a number of new and existing drivers stepping up.  Kaidon Brown, Liam Camilleri, Bailey Goodwin and David Blanch are all moving from Rookies into Juniors while well known Speedway names Pacchiaortta and Wray are welcomed into the club with Zac and Jacob respectively. With a new look #95 inspired by Donny Schatz, Jake Donaldson will try and hit the ground running after claiming the final round of the Club Championship last year. Jake goes into 2014 as the highest point’s finisher from 2013 as Club Champion Daniel Sayre moves up into the Senior ranks. Current Juniors Australian Champion Marcus Dumesny will also be looking for his maiden Club Title this year when he lines up for another season of racing.

Our three Senior classes for this year consist of Clubman Light/Heavy and KT combined. In Clubman Light Jake Baines will be looking to secure all the points he can before heading off to the States later on this year. It’s set to be a classic battle between him and his father Wayne and this weekend we should expect nothing less. After returning to the Dirt Karting scene last year, Jason Woodward will be looking for strong results this season as he looks to hunt down a Club Championship. Clubman Light has seen a huge contingency of lady racers. Names such as Katelyn Hickey, Ashleigh Jack, Alana Onley, Nat Genner and Lindsay Jones will continue to duke it out, whilst Elise Bourke joins the fray and will make her step up into the senior ranks this year. In Clubman Heavy we can expect to see the normal battle between Les Green and Matt Elliott. Last year only five points separated them at the end of the season. However, throw in names such as Laurie McDougall, Matthew Angilley, Daniel Selmes, Stephen McDonnell and Peter Styles and you have one very tough Clubman Heavy field.

KT combined continues to be one of the most competitive classes at the NSWSKC. With entries always exceeding sixteen, this year is expected to be the same with new drivers joining the class. Young hotshot and defending Club Champion Daniel Sayre steps up from the Junior class into KT whilst another Hopping name joins the scene as Nathan Hopping will debut in the KT for this weekend. After spending most of her time in the lap scorers box, Samantha Shute makes her debut in a kart this weekend and joins her younger sister Amy and younger brother Brayden out there on the circuit. Donald Stevens will be back once again but will have his work cut out as a strong field of KT drivers look to knock him off his perch.

Racing will kick off at 10am sharp on Sunday morning with three rounds of heats and a final. It’s $5 entry for adults while kids get in free. All canteen facilities will be open.

The NSWSKC would like to thank their sponsors who have jumped on board for season 2014:

Hopping’s Mowers 
On Track Automotive 
C&A Mobile
Valvoline Raceway
Pa-Formance Motors
Aussie Forklift Repairs
ST Signs & Designs
Bridgestone Select Mt Druitt
Revolution Racegear
Karting World - Sayre Racing  


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