Karting News Briefs

GET YA EARPLUGS! – The Noise, Kev Davies, will commentate the RKA Victorian State Championship at Geelong in October. Kev is set for duties on both Saturday & Sunday, and all classes are planned to go live on Facebook. F100, Pro Clubman and Vintage demo classes will take to the track. All karts and drivers need to be registered with RKA. Even Kev says it’s gonna be load!

MORE RUBBER – The FIA has amended tyre regulations for OK, OK-Junior and KZ World Championships, and the International Super Cup for KZ2. Previously, competitors were allocated two sets and could manage when they used those tyres. It has now been decided there will be two sets for qualifying and the heat races, plus a mandatory new set for the Final. The change was made to increase sporting equality among the 34 finalists.

FIGHT NIGHT – Metro Challenge, Newcastle v North Shore, 28/29 September. Ding! Ding!

TASSIE TITLE TRAVEL DEAL – There’s a special deal on the Spirit of Tasmania to help get mainland karters to Tassie for the State Championship at Orielton (Southern Tasmanian Kart Club, Hobart) on November 21 to 24. See the Spirit of Tasmania website HERE.

SPEEDWAY ENDORSED – As of 1st of August 2019, NSW Outlaw Karts is officially Speedway Australia endorsed. “This now gives us opportunity to race at over 20 tracks throughout NSW and also will allow us to race in other states of Australia” NSW Outlaw Karts posted on social media. “Exciting times ahead for NSW Outlaw Karts and now with a QRC dealership in WA, karts are more readily available then ever.”

EURO VID – FIA Karting Highlight video from the final round of the European championship in Le Mans (Kart Grand Prix France):

DARING DARLINGSDare To Be Different hosted 30 young females (between 8 and 12) at Queensland Raceway recently. The girls took part in STEM, media and livery workshops, plus fitness, reaction and pitstop challengers. They also cut laps in a special junior karting challenge, driving karts at the Ipswich track. D2BD had its Australian ambassadors Emma Notarfrancesco, Jessica Dane, Romy Meyer and Emily Duggan on hand to introduce a new generation of young Australian girls the world of motorsport. The next D2BD campaign is at the Todd Rd track in Melbourne on September 20.

SUPER SCRAMBLE– $100 on offer at Loxton Kart Club this Sunday:


F1 OLDIES – Lets listen to what some former F1 drivers had to say about their children in karting:

VROOM VROOAM – Vrooam Lubricants scored some top results at the City of Melbourne Titles, winning both cadet classes plus a couple of thirds in KA3 Medium and the capacity X30 class. Buy Vrooam online at patrizicorse.com

‘CESTON ELECTION – Launceston Kart Club’s AGM on August 7 resulted in the following executive and committee for 2019-2020:

  • President; Stuart Lee
  • Vice President; Garry Lee
  • Treasurer; Bob Green
  • Secretary; Trevor Medwin
  • Race secretary; Jade Stone
  • Membership Officer; Alana Phegan
  • Compliance Officer; Leigh Darcy
  • Canteen Manager; Sharon Lee
  • Track Manager; John Lee
  • Promotions Officer; Vacant
  • Clubday Co-ordinator; Brodie Sward
  • SKC Delegates; Margy Bricknell, Jade Stone, Stuart Lee
  • General Committee; Gary Broad, Calvin Broad, Leigh Darcy, Jonty Darcy, Scott Callow, Jackson Callow, Troy Blair

LISTEN UP JUNIOR – Junior sprockets promo video explaining what goes on during a Junior Sprockets training day:

DATE CHANGE – Round 2 date change for TaG Heavy Tri Series Cup at CDKC. It’s come forward two weeks to September 8 (was Sep 22).

TASSIE ENDURO – The week after The 4-Hour Enduro in Melbourne, another will take place in Tasmania. The Launceston Kart Club is planning a 4-hour race on Saturday, December 14. “The LKC held a few back in the day (10 years ago) and we are hoping that this one will be well supported” the club advised KartSportNews. The win pays $1500 and the event will have a minimum prize pool of $3000. It will be run for KA100 and Restricted TaG 125cc engines on DFM rubber. “We would love to have a few teams from the mainland come over and are willing to help them get across the ditch. We may be able to arrange arrive and drive packages for them.” Cadets and Juniors also get their own race.

COST CUTTER – The high cost of karting is a topical point of discussion at the moment. So, do you really need that expensive custom trailer?

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