This Weekends Round 6 of the Victorian Superkart Club Championship is looking to be huge, with 45 karts taking on Broadford Raceway.
Incorporated into the event is the Dunlop Junior Max Superkart Championship, with Lucas Quattrochi and James Strah looking to battle it out, but not far behind will be Kobe Veld, Heyley Thompson and Finn White hoping to take honours and build on their championship standings.
125cc Open Gearbox is the biggest field racing, looking to be spectacular with some of the Top Drivers in Australia, and the world, duking it out. The experienced Gary Pegoraro will be pushed hard by championship leader Nick Schembri, fresh after his Podium finish at the British Superkart GP last month. Brad Tremain has upgraded his Woodgate EVO Kart to challenge for championship points, but interstate guns Blake Purdie and Lee Vella could throw a spanner in the works with their recent pace, making this race the one to have everyone rushing to the fences. The dark horses will definitely be Marc Hugelshofer and Steve Tomlinson with the knack to sneak onto the podium at recent rounds.
Stock Honda National Champion Jeff Duckworth will mix it with the 125’s and surely prove why he’s wearing the #1 plate, but Shane Varley has been inching his way up the podium lately and isn’t too far away from challenging for championships.
The 250cc karts will be aiming to break the Broadford track record again, with Tim Clarke getting his old Rotax on tune and reigning Champion Jaimie Macdonald throwing his experience around up front. Raff Pironti will try hanging on in his 250cc Single Cylinder, getting plenty of laps testing before the upcoming National Festival of Superkarts held at Phillip Island in August.
Russ Occhipinti is making a return to 125 Non-Gearbox Light but will get a rude shock with Sunny Perera’s pace of late and mastery of Broadford, while the Heavy category will ensure entertainment with Rod Clarke and Colin McIntyre trying to fend off Jeremy Crust from his elusive First Round Win.
Spectator entry is free this Saturday 13th July for those wanting to come along, with the event being only 45 minutes North of Melbourne on the Hume Highway at Broadford state Motorcycle Complex.