Karting News Briefs

short-n-sharp kart racing updates…

Newly launched Commission Kart Sport Australia (CKSA) is about to open Expressions of Interest for a venue for the organisation’s inaugural Easter Nationals next year. “The first major CKSA event will be the 2018 Easter Nationals” CKSA informed KartSportNews. “The return of the sport to the Easter period is based on feedback to the CKSA over the past 12 months of research. The CKSA Nationals will be available to regional clubs only and those who take up CKSA affiliation with a complete event support package with sponsors and assistance. Clubs wishing to make an expression of interest for the event can email nationals@cksa,net.au with applications open on the 7th of July 2017.”

Bunbury’s Coastal Classic is coming up later this month:

Perhaps this should be sign-posted at every kart track in the country?

AiM SportSystems will be attending the NSW State Championship round at Tamworth from this Friday July 7th through to Sunday the 9th. “We will be there to assist our Dealers and Customers with product support, technical advice and any setup information. We can also assist our Dealers and new Customers with setting up and running your MyChron5. If you need any assistance on any day please contact Ron on 0418 424 560 or look out for us around the pit area.”

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Canberra Kart Racing Club has advised the passing of former President Mick Guymer. Mick served as club President in 2007/2008. CKRC member, Andre Morse, said “Mick was a true gentleman, he gave up a lot of his time to club. He was a dedicated CKRC member and brought the club back from a poor position. He was always doing work around the track and gave up his own racing to make sure the races went on. He made the place a good place to come to. Mick was just a good bloke, a guy you could have a beer with and enjoy his company, a real genuine person who you could trust. He was too young (to die) at just 52 years old”. CKRC President James Ordish said “We thank Mick and will remember him for all his hard work and being part of shaping our club into what it is today. We also wish to pass on our condolences to Mick’s family.”

Mick’s funeral will be held at 11am this Friday July 7 at Broulee Memorial Gardens followed by a wake at his favourite pub, the Bayview at Batemans Bay.

Interesting read on eKartingNews – What is Wrong with Karting? “Nothing is really wrong with karting except that karting hasn’t changed when the world around us has. We live in a world where the largest generation by population has grown up in a throwaway verses repair world“. It’s a sales pitch, but there are still some valid points. The full article is HERE.

City of Melbourne Titles, Supp Regs out soon…

The Combined Districts Kart Club held its AGM on Saturday July 1. Office bearers elected for the next 12 months are:

  • President: Russell Becker
  • Vice President: Corey Gurney
  • Secretary: Belinda Colombrita
  • Treasurer: Gil Martin
  • Race Secretary: Dave Freeburn
  • Membership Officer: Lilian Stones
  • Sponsorship and Promotion + SKC Delegate: Steve Wright
  • Special Events: Russell Grimson
  • Track Safety and Maintenance: Rod Gurney
  • Committee Member: Cathy Beattie

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A bunch of new lap records were set at the Albury-Wodonga club’s circuit during the Golden Power Series round on the weekend:

(pic – AWKC)

Lake King Junior Challenge, in the school holidays this weekend: