Karting News Briefs

  11 December 2014
  • Getting newbie non-karters into a race kart at a race meeting is imperative to converting them to certified racer status. The old "strike while the iron's hot" cliche... It's a tactic the Tiger Kart Club in WA employ to boost membership. The club's Media & Promotions Officer, Sean Phillips, informed KartSportNews the club now has just under 450 members and is hoping to hit the magic 500 during 2015. "Things are really going well and no doubt due to events like this (Have A Go Days - click HERE for a report on the most recent) where we actively support the opportunity for new karters to come and try out our great sport."

  • Here is the new look for 2015 Kosmic karts. We hear these are 'leaked' photos and are not the official OTK images which are expected to be available soon. "KOSMIC Karts will arrive into our warehouse 9th January" Australian distributor Remo Racing has indicated.
    kosmic stickers 2015

  • Double page feature on the karting background of the V8 Supercars drivers in the Sunday Telegraph on the weekend:

  • The new Compkart by J3 Competition was unveiled at the Vegas SuperNationals the other week. kart360 sat down with J3 to chat about the new machine, which is manufactured by BirelART (though it has many items unique to Compkart). J3 had previously been a leading OTK dealer in North America, however, as they now have their own brand, this is no longer the case. J3 was formed in late 2004 under the leadership of the three 'J's - Jim Giacomelli, John Giacomelli and Justin Stefani. Click HERE to read more and see more photos.

    Above: David Dodson (left) and Justin Stefani work on Leonardo Neinkotter's COMPKART inside the J3 tent in Vegas. The chassis is available in the fluro lemon/lime pictured, or black. pic - kart360.com

  • The Kartworks in Cardiff (Newcastle, NSW) has changed hands. Rod & Lyn Franks have sold their long running (over 30 years) kart retail business and are now "finally on the road to wherever in our bus". Newcastle's Nathan and Scott Taylor are the new owners.

  • speedcafe.com reports that former karting champion Josh Hunt has set up a factory-supported team in Asia designed to develop young karters. "Energy Corse Asia" will operate from locations in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, but will retain links with the European factory and its race team. Hunt is a former Energy racer, both here and in Europe. He will relocate from Melbourne to live in KL early in the New Year. Full details on speedcafe HERE.

  • 2015 Praga livery for in the kart racing simulation game kartracing-pro:

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