KARTX Magazine - Issue 17

press release 27 February 2014

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After a short break in January KARTX is back … welcome to another new year of karting already in full swing, and what a year its looking likely to be with some huge events planned throughout the year.

Already we’ve had some great events, including the Annual All Ladies Race Day at Lithgow, the Brian Farley Memorial race at Eastern Creek and the second event on the 2013/2014 Rotax Pro Tour Schedule in Melbourne.

These big events have also been backed up by some huge numbers at state and club level events across the country - including a massive opener to the Western Cup where 296 entries were received by the Tiger Kart Club.

Inside this month’s edition of KARTX we not only look at the events over the past few weeks but also catch up with New Zealander Josh Hart. After spending the last six years based in Europe Hart is now calling the Gold Coast home after joining forces with IP Karting.

It seems as though more kart clubs across the country could do with a Mayor like Ipswich City Council Mayor Paul Pisasale. The popular Mayor had his first taste of karting recently at the launch of the Australian Vintage Kart Prix and immediately threw his support behind motorsport in the Ipswich region. So much so that his comment to the awaiting media was “We love our motorsport here in Ipswich and we’ve got a five kilometre buffer zone around the motorsport precinct, so if people don’t like the noise of motorsport then I suggest they move.” 

KARTX takes their hat off to Mayor Pisasale and only hope that other Councillors across the country would take note show such support for motorsport venues.

Role Reversal

At the 2013 Brian Farley Memorial Kris Walton snatched victory within 50 metres of the finish line, only to have it taken away from him just as quick when his nose cone came adrift and he was subsequently excluded. Fast-forward 12 months, and the 2014 event turned full circle for the V8 Ute star. 


Pretty in Pink

The annual Ladies National Event at the Lithgow City Raceway saw the New South Wales venue turn all shades of pink on January 25/26. While Sarah Collins was one of the big winners on the track, the big winner off the track was once again the National Breast Cancer Foundation 

Perfect Pierce

In his final Australian event before jetting out to England to begin his 2014 International campaign with Dan Holland Racing Pierce Lehane was his perfect best at the Rotax Pro Tour event in Melbourne on January 25/26.


Hart to Hart

After livingfull-time in Europe for the past six years, Josh Hart is now calling Australia home. KARTX caught up with him recently to discuss his karting career and why he’s now based on the Gold Coast.




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