CIK-FIA AWARDS – A re-cap of the FIA Karting Gala Awards 2018 which was hosted recently in Geneva:
HANDLES LIKE IT’S ON RAILS! – After finishing 2nd in his last ever Cadet 9 race (at the Grenfell club’s Xmas Meet last weekend), Wollongong member Kaleb Belak made a unique pit stop on the way home. “(It) was Kaleb’s last race in Cadet 9, so we stopped by an old rickety bridge and took a few photos” his dad Phil said. “I had spied these tracks earlier in the year and came up with the idea.” Oh, and don’t panic – it’s a disused line.
INDUSTRY INCENTIVE – The Patrizicorse Dealer Challenge will reward their most successful dealer in 2019 with a trip to Bali. “Become a dealer with us selling our Ricciardo Kart, Birel ART or Vrooam Lubricants and we will reward those who excel” the company stated in an industry communication. To become a dealer, or for more detail on the prize, contact patrizicorse.com 07 5530 1583 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TAS TIME – The Launceston Kart Club has announced its 2019 schedule. “The club will hold 4 open race meetings during the year. We will also hold a few open practice days. These practice days will be great for our new members to come along, or for those that are just starting out and are looking for some help and guidance. We will endeavor to provide some extra support on these days” the club stated. The year kicks off with a “Just for Skids” event next month and concludes with a TaG Enduro in December. The Tasmanian State Championship will be held at the Southern Tasmanian Kart Club on November 22 to 24.
- LKC Practice Days
Saturday January 12th, “Just for Skids” (more dates to be confirmed)
- LKC Race dates
Saturday February 2nd, McDonalds Young Guns
Saturday and Sunday March 2nd & 3rd, Rd 1 Tasmanian Statewide Series
Sunday June 2nd, KA3 Clubman Cup
Saturday December 7th, DPE Stars of TaG – “Enduro”.
The full Karting Tasmania Calendar will be released soon.
XMAS BREAK – Karting Australia closure details for the National Office over the Christmas / New Year break:
XMAS BREAK #2 – The AIDKA Executive is taking time off over the Christmas/New Year period, effective 22 December through to January 5. “We wish all our club members and families a very Merry Christmas and a safe New Year. See you all trackside next year!”
CAMS $$$ SURVEY – CAMS will soon be conducting another “Economic Impact of Motor Sport” survey. CAMS commissioned a similar survey in 2013 and now that five years have passed, wish to update the information. “The new research will examine the motor sport industry’s core economic contribution, as well as provide case studies to demonstrate key issues such as induced tourism, female participation, and community development support” the organisation stated.
BEST OF – The 2018 FIA Karting Best Of is a CIK-FIA publication that comes out at the end of the year. It presents the highlights of the CIK-FIA Karting season – a summary of all the 2018 FIA Karting Championships, features on the Champions, a portfolio, some interviews and historical data and the detailed results of all the 2018 FIA Karting Championships. Available via the CIKFIA.
VALE: DOUGLAS PEARCE – Public Notice to all Dubbo Kart Club Members and the Karting Community; “Douglas Pearce, one of the founding members of the Dubbo Kart Club, passed away on the 7th December 2018, aged 73. Doug was a driving force in the early period of the club and was passionate about the sport. Our sincere condolences to the Pearce Family during this sad time.”
KNSW: “Karting NSW offers their deepest condolences to the Pearce family at the passing of Doug Pearce who was an active and well respected Official, both as a Steward and a Clerk of Course for many years and went on to become NSW Track Inspector. They are well known family within the Karting NSW community.”
QLD SUPERKARTS – Series placings for 2018
KA100 FOR FWT – IAME’s KA100 engine will be part of the 2019 Florida Winter Tour. Organisers have confirmed the KA100, along with the ROK VLR, will compete together in the Junior and Senior 100cc classes. The class entry fee of US$750 (approx AUS$1035) includes Driver and Mechanic admission on official days, 5 gallons of fuel, 1 bottle of oil and 1 set of Bridgestone YLR tyres (2 front + 2 rear). The Briggs 206 will also have Senior & Junior classes (US$500 entry). Micro and Mini ROK are US$700 while ROK Junior, Senior, Masters and the Shifter classes are US$850 (which includes 2 sets of Bridgestone YLR).
WET EURO – Watch the videos of all the (very wet) finals from the WSK Final Cup at Adria Raceway last month (English commentary by Ian Salvestrin):
X30 WINTER CUP – The RGMMC Iame race calendar kicks off in Valencia with the Winter Cup. All classes will run on Komet tyres (by MG). Entry is now OPEN.
RAIN COVER – Now in stock Mini Rok Airbox Rain Covers, now available at St George Kart Centre – www.sgkarts.com
CRG ENDURO – The 24 Hours of Italy 2019, that will be run with CRG Centurion 390cc karts, takes place on the Adria track on March 30th-31st. An innovation of this 2019 edition will be the long live streaming – about 28 hours of content that will include images broadcast from the circuit with commentary, results and interviews of the drivers. Registrations are already open and will close once the 40 available places are filled. The entry fee is Euro 2,300 + VAT.
LAST MINUTE STICKERS – Order now or miss delivery for Christmas! See HERE:
KART COACH – Thmoas Maxwell returns to the kart track.