Karting News Briefs

HUGH’S HUGE TREK – Melbourne to Emerald in 15 minutes, with Hugh Barter. The Barter’s advise their trip to this weekend’s round four of the Australian Kart Championship took 33 hours, 28 of which were actual driving time.

SUPER POINTS – Here’s the point score update after the most recent round of the Queensland Superkart Series:

RIP BRUNO – Top-level international karter of the late 1990s and early 2000s, Bruno Vroomen, as been killed. While a police investigation has yet to be conducted, Belgian websites are suggesting the 37-year-old was stabbed by his father in a family dispute involving drugs and money. After killing his son, the 72-year old then shot himself, inflicting serious injuries. Vroomen was best known as an aggressive and tenacious driver with the factory Top Kart team.

Bruno Vroomen at the height of his career with Top Kart/Comer (pic – ArchiveF100/Facebook)
(pic – Vroomen/Facebook)

AKC No’s – Some stats for Emerald this weekend.

EVENT – Dubbo’s annual Australasian Gold Cup is coming up next month.


TRI TaG – The TaG Heavy Tri-Series is a three round event that will run exclusively at Lithgow for 2019, commencing next month. Organisers advise the expectation is to have it run at three different NSW clubs in 2020.

SLIDER – Custom kart engine? Hand-built ‘sliding cylinder’ engine, suitably sized to fit on a go kart.

DRIVER PR – Russ Occhipinti has won round 6 of the Victorian Superkart Club series at Broadford last weekend. Russ qualified on pole in the Rotax Light class, clean sweeping all races. It was a perfect weekend for the Penrite / Ace karts sponsored Woodgate Evo. Teammate Sanuja Perera came 2nd for the meeting completing a team formation finish.

NSW CHAMPS – KA NSW published this ‘Meet The Champions’ wrap of the state title held at Eastern Creek recently.