Driver Opportunities with CompKart Australia Team in 2018

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Australian Championship winning race team, COMPKART, is seeking drivers to join its 2018 roster for the Australian Kart Championship and Rotax Pro Tour National Series.

This year, COMPKART Australia won the Number 1 Green Plate in X30 Australian Championship with Joshua Car – who was also Runner Up in the Australian TaG Championship; the Rotax Heavy Series with Kris Walton – who doubled up with second in the Rotax DD2 Masters Series; Harrison Hoey won a round of Junior Max and finished the Series second overall.

COMPKART Australia is looking to build on 2017 success next year

COMPKART, in conjunction with Sydney based Velocity Kart Shop, has a number of options for drivers including, but not limited to:

  • Full service Arrive and Drive Package – turnkey package where Velocity Kart Shop manages the process for you and provides mechanic, tent space, kart, engine, tools, technical and data support
  • Team Pitting with Technical & Data Support – manage your own equipment & transport, however base yourself in the CompKart Australia/Velocity Kart Shop Team area
  • Transport only (ex-Sydney) – Velocity Kart Shop will carry your kart and equipment to and from each round

These options are also available for NSW State Championship, Regional Series and local racing – some of which is through dealers.

The COMPKART chassis – led by the Covert and Ranger 28 models – are manufactured in Italy by J3 Competition USA and have been growing in presence around the world since launching in 2015.

COMPKART Australia has been tasting success in the sub-junior categories and the team is actively chasing new drivers for the younger categories including Cadet 9 & 12, Micro & Mini Max, KA4, KA3 and KA2.

Senior racing in TaG-style categories including KA3, TaG 125, X30, Rotax, Rotax DD2, are the focus for the National Championships at the older level and COMPKART is looking for senior drivers to race in these categories.

Velocity Kart Shop owner and Team Manager, Matt Macken, is excited to build on the winning platform established this year.

“Our Team had a solid year across the board with COMPKART. This brand has only been in existence for two years and we really got a handle on it this year when you look at the number of State Titles, National round wins and top results in the various series we competed in,” said Macken.



“We thrive on top level competition and our drivers enjoy a good level of professionalism with great camaraderie and mentoring within our Team.”

“In 2018, we’re looking to expand our team, especially at the National Level, and we invite those looking for good results and something fresh and exciting to come see us at Eastern Creek and test the COMPKART out for themselves.

“While we are focused as a race team on the National level, having a COMPKART presence in club-level, regional series and state-based karting through our dealer network is extremely important to us.

“We are striving to continue the winning form shown this year and build on that in 2018 and hopefully crown some new Champions that have tasted the COMPKART difference.”

In addition to Josh Car and Kris Walton’s National Championship wins, COMPKART has taken victory in the UK’s SuperONE X30 Junior Series, the DD2 and DD2 Masters Series in Ecuador and the X30 Pro WKA Grand National in the USA.

More information about Velocity Kart Shop and COMPKART Australia can be found at or by calling the Team on mobile 0488 GOKART (0488 465 278).

A full list of COMPKART Dealers around Australia is available at

The COMPKART Team Karting Calendar for 2018 is as follows:

Round 1 – February 23-25 – Monarto (SA)
Round 2 – April 13-15 – Albury (VIC)
Round 3 – May 25-27 – Newcastle (NSW)
Round 4 – July 27-29 – Emerald (QLD)
Round 5 – August 31 – September 2 – Port Melbourne (VIC)

Round 1 – January 26-28 – Port Melbourne (VIC)
Round 2 – March 9-11 – Dubbo (NSW)
Round 3 – May 4-6 – Ipswich (QLD)
Round 4 – June 22-24 Eastern Creek (NSW)
Round 5 – August 10-12 – Albury (VIC)
Round 5 – September 14-16 – TBA

October 12-14 – Gold Coast QLD

Round 1 – April 27-29
Round 2 – July 13-15
Round 3 – September 28-30

Plus all rounds of NORTH SHORE KART CLUB meetings @ Eastern Creek Kart Track