Australia’s Best In Newcastle Next Weekend

The Newcastle Kart Racing Club will host Australia’s top karting drivers next weekend (May 25-27) for Round Three of the 2018 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship.

Drivers from every State and Territory in Australia are represented among the 270-strong entry list.

Australia’s AKC racers will converge on Newcastle later this month (pic – Coopers Photography)

Drivers will compete in nine classes, catering for a variety of ages, weights and engine capacities at the event. The youngest drivers will be featured in the Cadet 9 class where youngsters aged between 7 and 10 years of age will take to the circuit.

At the elite end of the scale, competitors in the KZ2 Gearbox class will reach speeds in excess of 130 km/h.

Karting is a sport that is enjoyed by drivers of not only all ages but also males and females. Next weekend there will be more than a dozen females in action at the event – including three in the high-performance KA1 class.

Practice will be held on Friday from 8am with qualifying and the heat races held on Saturday. Sunday will feature the final round of heat races ahead of the finals from midday.



  • What: 2017 Australian Kart Championship – Round 3
  • When: May 25-27
  • Where: Newcastle Kart Racing Club, 5 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park
  • Who: 270 of Australia’s best kart racers from as young as seven years of age in the Cadet 9 class through to the drivers in the elite KZ2 class where they will reach speeds in excess of 130 km/h while racing centimetres apart.

View the official 36-page Race Program below: