Karting News Briefs

BEND DATA – AiM SportSystems Australia advise the karting circuit at Tailem Bend has been added to the RaceStudio3 track database and encourages teams and drivers to add this track to their MyChron5 for any upcoming race meetings. “To do this, click the cog next to all tracks and filter to Australia, Kart Tracks and scroll through the database to The Bend Motorsport Park. Check the box and transmit to your connected MyChron5.”

PARITY – Kartsport SA issued its Statesman class drivers with ‘variable restrictors’ for its inaugural meeting. As an added bonus, these were supplied at no cost to the competitors.

Each class weight uses a different restrictor size for each type of engine to provide performance parity

EURO MAG – Get rid of rotating weight with this new 30mm magnesium sprocket carrier. These European made magnesium sprocket carriers are 45% lighter than aluminium models and suit 6mm and 8mm keys. Available through SGKarts and dealers – www.sgkarts.com/view-product/TR016M/

WORLDS SHAKEDOWN – Christian Mansell headed over to Sweden last month to get acquainted with the Lennox Racing Team with whom he will contest the OKJ World Championship on September 23. He participated in a shakedown meeting by the Swedish Kart League at Kristianstad which featured 88 OK-Junior drivers from around the world. On his first visit to the circuit, Christian finished an impressive 22nd.

Christian Mansell (pic – Shamick/Facebook)

RIP LES – The Victorian Superkart Club has reported the passing of former member, Les Prziovski. Les owned and ran Speed Karts when the manufacturer was based in Melbourne, before moving to the Sunshine Coast. In Superkarts, he was 100cc National Champion 1995 & 96, Victorian Champion 100cc NGB 1996, Vic Club Champion 100cc NGB 1995 and winner of The Gold Nugget. He was a friend and mentor to many in both Sprint and Superkarting.

Les’ famous Speed Karts bus (pic – VSC/FB)

RIP DIANNE – We have learned of the passing of Mrs Dianne Verco after a long illness. Dianne was the wife of Les Verco and mother of Stuart and Susan (Suzie). Dianne and Les are both Life Members of the Tiger Kart Club. She was the club treasurer on two occasions and on the second occasion especially, did an amazing job of resurrecting the club’s finances and saving it from extinction. Les is still an avid supporter of the club and son Stuart has been a State and National Champion. The contribution of the entire Verco family has been immeasurable. Rest in Peace Dianne, you will be sorely missed.

Dianne Verco (pic – Viola/WAK/Facebook)

EVENT – Modified Mayhem, opening round at Broadford tomorrow:

WINNEWS – TV coverage from C&D Grade Titles at Morwell last month:

EVENT – Racing at Canberra:

FLIPPIN HELL – You enduro drivers, this is how you do a fast driver change!


IAME ROKKERS – In what some might see as a bit of a strange move, RoK Cup USA will allow IAME engines to go head-to-head with Vortex engines in a 100cc class at the organisation’s RoK The Rio in Las Vegas. The IAME KA100 and Rok VLR100 will contest the 100cc TaG Senior and Masters categories. “The need for this category is high in the US” RoK Cup USA wrote. “Anyone that has been in the US karting market knows, that the 100cc has always been a major piece of the puzzle to build and to maintaining growth, unfortunately the program has been severely neglected over the years, but with a refocus and the renewed interest, we feel this is just the start to bring new racers in and some past ones back. Although this is a ROK Cup USA promoted event, we understand that allowing these two similar engines to run together is in the best interest of the racers and the sport as a whole in the US.”



EVENT – Whyalla twilight racing:

VACANCIES – AIDKA advise there are Executive and non-Executive positions becoming vacant in 2019 which will be voted on in November. The positions being contested are:

  1. Vice President (2 year term) this also includes dealing with the Racing Calendar each year
  2. Treasurer (2 year term)
  3. National Technical Officer (2 year term)
  4. National Scrutineer Officer (2 year term)
  5. SA/QLD Licencing Secretary (non-Executive/non-voting – 2 year term)
  6. Publicity Officer (non-Executive/non-voting – 1 year term)

An Executive Officer must have held a position at a club level for at least one season and no Executive Officer will hold an Executive position at club level at the same time. Nominations opened today (7th September) and close October 19. Interested persons should contact their club for further information and application forms.

RESCHEDULE – The 2018 Whitsunday Titles has been rescheduled. Mackay & District Kart Club posted that the event has been moved back two weeks and will now be held on Saturday the 29th of September. Supp Regs are currently being worked on and will be available soon.

LE MANS – Kip Foster tells us there is a position vacant with the team that he’s contesting the 2018 IAME International Final with. The team uses Kart Republic chassis and the deal includes the use of a new kart, 2 x IAME engines, 2 sets of practice tyres and mechanic. Cost is €4500, plus entry. “This is the team I won with in 2014 and I will be on hand if you need help” Foster said. So, if you’re interested in having a steer at Le Mans, contact Kip and he’ll put you in direct contact with the team.

THIRD TIME LUCKY? – The Outlaw and KT Trophy Night race meetings at Yorke Peninsula Dirt Kart Club have been rescheduled for the third time, now set to take place on Saturday 6th October.

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