Karting News Briefs

AiM SportSystems Australia will shortly have available from their dealers and shop the AiM Memory Module – a small SD Card holder that can be connected via CAN bus to your AiM logger in order to record data during your tests. Its use is quite simple: just connect the Module to your logger and the data will be saved simultaneously both in the logger and on the SD Card. It can be used with SD cards up to 128 Gb and is compatible with MXL2, MXG, MXS, EVO4S and EVO5. Website: aimsportsystems.com.au

The IAME KA100 carburettor exchange program will cease on 31 August 2017. The program allows owners of KA100s that came with the Tillotson HL398A carby to exchange if for the newer spec HW33A carb if they wish. The exchange is not compulsory as the HL will remain eligible for use. The options are:

  • Return your HL carby to Remo Racing to exchange for the new HW carby at a cost of $150 plus postage, or…
  • Keep your HL carby and purchase the new HW at a total price of $200 plus postage (HW33A will revert to RRP $450 after 31/8/17).

Contact Remo Racing for further details.

Attention all Karting Australia C&D Grade licence holders – this meeting is for you! The Gippsland Go Kart Club runs the C & D Grade Titles every year, and the 2017 edition will run on the weekend of August 5 and 6. Take on the best C & D grade licenced level drivers! The two day meeting will run qualifying, 2 heats, a pre-final and 16-lap Finals. Supp Regs are HERE and include classes, timetable, entry information etc. The famous spit roast dinner will take place on Saturday night – bookings will be required (see Supp Regs). “We look forward to seeing karters new and old at Gippsland for this annual race meeting!”

Rotax Pro Tour round 5, incorporating the 2017 Victorian Championship for Rotax classes, is coming up at Puckapunyal on August 4 to 6. A shakedown meet is on July 30 (run in conjunction with the ELKC’s monthly race day). Entries for Pro Tour round 5 close at midnight on Sunday 30th July 2017. No late entries can be accepted. Download the Supp Regs by clicking HERE. An event information page is on the rotax.com.au site HERE (Pro Tour sporting regulations are HERE).

Post podium shenanigans with the 2017 KZ European Champion-elect (Paolo de Conto) and the commentator (Ian Salvestrin) in Spain. That’s Fernando Alonso’s Dad (Jose Luis) in the blue jumper.

Kartcom News issue #33 is now online. The 76-page PDF magazine is free and the latest English version of international news, race reports and photos can be found HERE.


Each year the Coffs Harbour Kart Club runs an auction at the presentation dinner of the Australian Kart Masters (nee, Over 40s Titles) to help raise funds for the club. With that meeting rained out a couple of weeks ago, this year’s dinner and auction was cancelled. However, “we still have the items to auction off” the club’s Troy Brown told KartSportNews. These include an Arrow chassis, two Rotax engines, an X30, KA100, and lots of sets of Dunlop and MG tyres. “A silent auction will be run. If you’d like to make a bid please click on the desired item and make a bid.” Full information about the auction, the items and how to make a bid are on the club’s website HERE.  Winners will be announced on 31st July 2017.

The Phil Goss memorial will once again run in 2017 to respect the passing of long time Launceston Kart Club member and champion bloke, Phil Goss. The Over 40s class in which Phil competed will be the final race on the programme this Saturday, July 1st, with a one-off 20-lap feature race, with the winner using the old Yamaha ‘J engine. A number of competitors will be keen to add their name to the trophy including locals Freddy Cocca, Scott Wrigley and Jonathan Males. In the KA3 Clubman Cup classes, a solid contingent of competitors have entered with a number of drivers in contention for the win. KA3 Junior looks like a battle between Tate Frost and Lochie Dalton, but a surprise could be on the cards with Connor Griffin, Brock Lamont and Kiana Toon all capable of standing on the top step of the podium. In KA3 Senior Light, Nathan Zuj looks the man to beat but will also need to be at his best to hold out a fleet of youngsters in Keenan Slater, Ellis Dickenson and fast fem Leah Beechey. KA3 Senior Medium looks to have a number of drivers keen to take the cup home, Zane Wyatt, Murray Dadson, Steven Wrigley, Alastair Lee and Kurtis Love all good enough to win on the day. A full contingent of support classes are on offer in this one day race meeting held on Saturday July 1st.

The 2016 Phil Goss Memorial winner Scott Hildyard with the commemorative trophy

Urban Performance and Gridley Kart Supplies are newly appointed DPE Kart Technology dealers for their respective Islands in New Zealand. The two organisations will supply the famed Deadly brand and Kosmic chassis, plus OTK supplies, Kartech products, Maxima oils, IMAF seats, DID chains, Douglas wheels, Alfano and more. DPE Kart Technology Managing Director Bart Price is excited about the partnership with the highly skilled duo. Both Ryan Urban (Urban Performance, North Island) and Brendon Gridley (Gridley Kart Supplies, South Island) have supported the DPE product successfully for many years. Price is certain their involvement and extensive knowledge will once again connect this quality brand with New Zealand.

  • With the Latest DEADLY X5 model now in final stages of development and already showing some impressive results in testing, Ryan & Brendon are taking pre-orders now! Release is scheduled for this September!

CRG participated in the FIA Sport Conference 2017 earlier this month. The event brought together 200 FIA delegates, 110 ASN representatives and 35 speakers for a two days of meetings and workshops on future strategies that should drive the Federation. The CRG representation was made by World Champion Paolo De Conto, commercial manager Euan Jeffery and engineer Marco Urbinati. With sustainable energy one of the future missions for the FIA, CRG showed off their technology in this area with their E-Drenaline electric kart.

The CRG stand at the FIA Sport Conference 2017 (pic – Clement Luck / DPPI)
The opening of the FIA Sport Conference 2017 in the presence of FIA President Jean Todt, Development Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Maria Luisa Silva, Head of Sustainability of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Michelle Lemaître and Head of Climate and Clean Air Coalition for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Helena Molin Valdés (pic – Clement Luck / DPPI)

Those who purchase the “Master The Art of Kart Driving” book will get $50 off a Euroz simulator training session. All they need to do is bring the book (printed or Kindle version) with them to their session at Euroz’s Eastern Creek facility. The special discounted delivery deal for Australian residents is still on – to get that and your $50 off at Euroz, click HERE (also includes more of what’s covered in the book, illustrations etc).

Would your club like to have its race meetings covered on KartSportNews? We’re happy to publish race reports, photos and results from race events around the country. Get you club to contact us and make it happen! Contact details are HERE.

WA. Tiger Kart Club. Cockburn race track. It’s not every day you end up with a goat at the race track! It wandered in from somewhere, members assuming it’s someone’s pet. Maybe the goat was looking for a “Billy” kart?