Stable Karting Joins CIK Stars of Karting Series

press release

25 March 2014

The 2014 racing season is well and truly underway for the Stable Karting team. The first two rounds of the Australian Rotax Pro tour have been run and the team will now turn its focus onto the first round of the 2014 CIK Stars of Karting Championships to be held on 28/29 March at the Ipswich Kart Club.

Between the three elite CIK (Commission Internationale de Karting) classes – KZ2, KF2 and KF3 – 71 drivers will take to the circuit. The opening round of the series will also bring a first for the championship, which will feature a unique day/night format over the two days. The finals of the three CIK categories will be held under lights on the Saturday night.

The driver lineup for Stable Karting in the championship round opener will be two of the best drivers Canberra has to offer. Contesting the elite CIK series will be 17 year old Harrison Knight competing in the KZ2 class and 13 year old Joshua Fife in the KF3 class.

Stable Karting team drivers (L-R) Joshua Fife & Harrison Knight
Above: Stable Karting team drivers (L-R) Joshua Fife & Harrison Knight
pic - supplied by Stable Karting

Both drivers will compete under the guidance of Stable Karting team boss & owner Bruce Otter who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to develop both drivers.

“I’m really excited to be working with these two very talented drivers. I’ve always been a strong believer that Canberra has some of the best talent on offer and I am honoured to be able to guide these two young kart drivers at the beginning stages of their motorsport careers. The team will be attending all rounds of the 2014 CIK Stars of Karting Championships and I look forward to watching the boys race against the best drivers Australia has on offer”, said Bruce.

In the six-speed KZ2 category, we have entered 17 year old Harrison Knight. Harrison came to the sport at the age of 16 and has progressed very quickly from contesting TAG125 Restricted classes to racing the most elite events Australia has on offer. In 2014 Harrison has been contesting the Rotax DD2 class at the Australian Rotax Pro Tour and Round 1 at CIK will be Harrison’s debut in the elite KZ2 category.

“Competing in the KZ2 at CIK has been a goal of mine for a long time and I’ve been working hard on my race craft and driving technique with Bruce, as well as my fitness to prepare me for the meeting. I’m confident I can be on the pace and get a good result as I have a factory tuned race engine and Tony Kart Racing kart prepared by Stable Karting ready for the challenge”, said Harrison.

Above: Harrison Knight #24
pic - supplied by Stable Karting

Joshua Fife is our youngest driver and will be contesting the KF3 class against 24 of Australia’s best juniors. At just 13 years of age, he has only been karting for three years, but already looks to be on the fast track to a promising racing career. He is also currently contesting the Junior Rotax class at the Australian Pro Tour.

This is Josh’s second year in the Junior KF3 class, he made his debut at the 2013 CIK Stars of Karting series at South Australia's Bolivar Raceway. At the tender age of 12, Joshua was one of the youngest drivers to compete in this category and was awarded the Blackberry Power Award acknowledging his achievements in 2013.

“After competing last year as the youngest competitor in the field, I am looking forward to improving on my results in a full season of CIK”, said Josh.

Above: Joshua Fife #70
pic - supplied by Stable Karting

The opening round of the CIK Stars of Karting Championship presented by Castrol EDGE will be hosted by the Ipswich Kart Club on March 28/29.


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