With KA-NSW advising yesterday that the Australian Kart Masters will switch venue in 2019, the Coffs Harbour Kart Racing Club has struck back, saying the event the club has built up over the past 20-plus years will continue at Coffs in June.
The club sent the following statement to clear up the matter:
Australian Kart Masters 2019
2019 Australian Kart Masters will be held again for the 22nd year at Coffs Harbour Kart Racing Club on June 7-9th.
The event started as a meeting for Mothers and Fathers getting their chance to have a crack at racing where the young and inexperienced weren’t allowed. The event has morphed over the years to be ultra-competitive but still hold the same intrinsic values of mateship and sportsmanship for a once a year pilgrimage destination event.
The event has not moved, has not changed dates and will continue as previous years.
We will be running on the traditional long weekend in June, we will however have more flexibility this year to run the classes we want; 4 Stroke, Vintage, Yamaha Super Heavy and everything in between.
We are in the position that we can listen to our customer – you the Karter, to tell us what classes you want.
We are disappointed that another body/club would consider stealing an event steeped in many years of tradition, and use as their own. Please let this sink in to all competitors & clubs the caliber and lack of integrity they are showing, the disregard for tradition and efforts that clubs, competitors, officials and volunteers that have put in over the years to make this event what it is.
I would encourage every previous competitor and newly aged qualified, to come and compete in this destination event in Coffs Harbour and enjoy the great race meeting and social gathering for what it is.