Karting News Briefs

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ASC POSITIONS – Outgoing president Ron Goldfinch was awarded life membership of the Adelaide Superkart Club at the organisation’s recent AGM. Congrats Ron! Positions for 2019 have been filled thus:

  • President: Brandon Stillwell
  • Vice President: John Constant
  • Treasurer: Michelle Scarman
  • Secretary: Ian Williams
  • Race Secretary: Doug Savage
  • NSA Reps: Jim Gorman and Tony Lappas
  • CAMS Delegate: Gavin Newman

IT’S NOT THE 500 – Another take on an old theme, doing the rounds on social media. Still true.

F1 PREP – A day of karting with McLaren’s Lando Norris, driving both OK and KZ karts.

THE BOOK – WSK Promotion has published a 328-page online yearbook. Titled “The Way of the Champions”, the publication is a summary of all things WSK from 2018, including lots of spectacular photos. It’s free, and you can take look HERE.

SA SERIES – The SA Festival State Cup kicks off next month with round 1 (of five) at Whyalla. Importantly, these are all single day events with free practice available the day prior.

ELECTRIC – Melbourne International Karting Complex (Todd Rd) will host the 2019 Electric Vehicle Expo. Organisers say the expo is the largest and most diverse collection of electric vehicles and related technology in Australia. Ticket holders can test drive new cars on the track, plus ride electric bikes, trikes, skateboards and more. Takes place Saturday 16 March (AGP weekend) from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Tickets are $10.


KA3-4 DONK – New KA100 promo video from IAME Australia about the 100cc air cooled Reedjet engine specifically designed for Karting Australia in 2015 and now being used in many countries around the world.

OLD SCHOOL 80s – Here’s a great clip from the 1989 City Series opening round at the tight but action-packed Wollongong track. This is the Pro Clubman class featuring the gun drivers of the time. Notable names are Jim Courtney (James’ dad, who flips out of the race) and Rotax’s Darrell Smith. AKRA is running a meeting at this track this Saturday afternoon/evening (Feb 23).

DP PR – The DR Racing Kart Team is growing in Australia, scoring outstanding results in a wide range of classes. Noah Enright qualified pole position and won the first round of VCS in Cadet 9 (pic below). “We only had two competing at AKC and we scored a podium in KA2” the team’s Christopher Board told KartSportNews. “In X30 we were fast on Friday and finished 27th in the final with Declan Matthews. We also had a few competing at Lithgow on the weekend.” The team is looking to expand its driver line up at AKC and Rotax Pro Tour. Looking to join, or just want a DR Kart for club racing? Contact DR Kart Australia HERE.

DRIVER PR – Russ Occhipinti continues to make progress in the 125 Open gearbox class with a strong second place finish at Phillip island at the opening round of the Victorian Superkart Club series. The team is developing the Woodgate EVO Rotax MAX chassis to suit the 125-gearbox class and the kart has plenty of speed and reliability heading into round 2 at Broadford.

CELEB CASH-IN – Will this help the lap scorers? Full page advert in a magazine that appears to be from December 1960. (For those not familiar with racing history, Jim Rathmann was the winner of that year’s Indianapolis 500.)

DIRECT IT – Looking for a karting product or service, but not sure who the dealer is, or the contact number? Check out our Karting Products directory via the main menu at the top of the site, or click HERE. Lots of listings from our advertisers for parts, apparel, chassis, engines, tools etc.

GO GO GIRLS – Beck Connell leads the AKC Ladies Trophy standings after the first round at Ipswich on the weekend.