Quick News Briefs

A range of quick karting news briefs, local and international happenings – event, club, people, product etc

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Preview (Juniors) – QLD Championship

One of the most anticipated things about the upcoming Onsite Rental Group 2024 Queensland Kart Championships, is the massive numbers and huge amount of talent that will be on display in the Junior classes.

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Bathurst Busted

Bathurst Regional Council has voted against having a new karting circuit built alongside the famous Mt Panorama race track.

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Karts To Cars – Karl Hoffmans

The Noise has released episode 2 of the Karts to Cars podcast. This time Kev sits down with Karl Hoffmans who started in junior dirt karting as a 6-year-old and …

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Six Aussies in Slovakia

Lewis Francis is the highest qualifier of the six Australians contesting the third round of the European OK and OK-Junior Championship (plus Academy Trophy round 2) at the Slovakia Karting Centre this weekend.

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Changes at KNSW

Long term karting administrator Karen Newton is retiring from the sport. Her position as State Secretary with Karting NSW will be taken by John Martin, another individual with a long history in karting.

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New Head of Karting

A new person now heads up the administration of karting at FIA Headquarters in Geneva.

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The Bob Gartside Special

It was another great day-nighter at Ipswich City Dirt Karts for the Bob Gartside Special Race Day on the weekend. The Noise reports from an event that had almost 150 entries.

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20% Off EOFY Sale

End Of Financial Year Sale. 20% Off clearance items at DPE Kart Superstore – wheels, engine parts, stub axles, seats, apparel, chassis, accessories, components +more!

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International Rules Changes

The FIA World Motor Sport Council’s June 11 meeting has resulted in a number of regulation changes relating to international karting. They cover new dimensions for front bodywork (to close a loophole where front panels were covering the front fairing/nose cone) and a new ‘Global Plan’ for karting to be revealed before the end of the year.

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Preview (Seniors) – QLD Championship

With less than two weeks left until the Onsite Rental Group 2024 Queensland Kart Championships, let’s preview the main contenders in the seven Senior classes on offer.

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Mildura’s Tradition Continues

The locals and the ladies starred at the 51st running of Mildura Kart Club’s annual North West Titles last weekend. Ayrton Creagh reports.

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Fine Tune BOTH Ends

Various length and design of front and rear wheel hub can be used to tune the handling of a kart by changing stiffness and width at either end of the machine.

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Kip Joins Jess for Qld Titles

WA’s 5-time Australian Champion Kip Foster will suit up with the Jess Golding Motorsport team for the Queensland Kart Championship later this month (includes full JGM line-up).

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The Noise – Episode 1

Kevin Davies, aka The Noise, interviews Queensland dirt kart and speedway racers Sam and Carlo Moiola in the first episode of his new podcast, “Karts To Cars”.

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Dubbo’s Doubles

Dubbo’s Lincoln County Raceway hosted almost 150 karters for a Southern Stars Series / Coast-2-Country double-header last weekend. The Noise was there.

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Rotax Euro Trophy, Round 2

Drivers with links to Australia qualified pole in Juniors and moved into the lead of the championship in Seniors at the second round of the Rotax MAX Euro Trophy at Wackersdorf, Germany, on the weekend.

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America Goes E-Karting

The World Karting Association will sanction its first American Electric Kart Championship at the legendary Daytona International Speedway in December.

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Tillett Talk

Tillett Racing Seats CEO and founder Steve Tillett explains kart seats – the history of kart seats and the different rigidities the company produces today (3 videos)…

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QLD Entries Confirmed

A massive 388 entries have been confirmed for the Queensland Kart Championship at Ipswich later this month.

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Basso’s First AKC Pole

Driver PR – Coming off the back of a hot run at the previous round, Victorian karter Mathew Basso scored his first Australian Kart Championship pole position at the recent Emerald AKC event.

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Job Vacancy

One of the country’s leading karting product importers and distributors is looking to appoint an experienced karter to a full-time position in the organisation.

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