Karting Quickies

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SUPER BEND – SKA Superkart National Series, round 1 clip from The Bend earlier this year:

WHAAT YA SAY? – Dezzy Jones gets a custom set of Racing Ears made by Erin Sell.

GIRLS/BOYS/OTHER – Ours is one of the few sports that are not segregated by gender. Anyone who can afford to race, can race.

(pic – KNSW/racelikeagirl)

REBRAND – The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) will change its trading name to Motorsport Australia as of 1 January 2020. “This is a significant change and one that has been in planning for some time” CAMS President Andrew Papadopoulos said in a letter to members on the eve of the Bathurst 1000. While the CAMS brand is well known inside the sport, that’s about where it ends. After changing to Motorsport Australia it is hoped to grow awareness outside of racing. Those who hold a CAMS licence or vehicle logbook do not need to do anything as a result of the change. However, re-issued documents will carry the new branding.

GO GIRL – Karting NSW has launched an additional website: www.racelikeagirl.com.au It is an initiative of Karting (New South Wales) Inc as part of the NSW Government’s Her Sport Her Way program to provide opportunities for women to participate in sports they haven’t traditionally participated in. Just days after launching, KNSW clarified on Facebook “Our initiative ‘Race Like A Girl’ is about encouraging competing together – not creating separate categories or separate competitions/leagues. It’s about encouraging the future generations of karters and increasing participation in karting across the board.”


SUPER DATES – Here are some of the final Superkart Race meetings for the year:

  • SA: 27 October – Superkart Open Meeting – Mallala
  • SA: 24 November – SA Superkart Cup Rnd 4
  • VIC: 16th November – Vic Club Series Rnd 8 & Dunlop Kartsport Junior Series Rnd 3 – Phillip Island
  • NSW: 27th October – Colourite Painting Sydney SuperSprint – Sydney Motorsport Park
  • QLD: 3rd/4th November – QLD Superkart Series Rnd 6 – Morgan Park, Warwick

TITLES RETURN – This weekend sees the ACT Titles make a return to the Nations Capital after a five year absence. Karting NSW has endorsed the round as a state event which means drivers will be competing for blue plates. Qualifying and 3 heats will be held on Saturday, Pre Final and Finals on Sunday. Spectators are welcome and entry to the track is free.

VIC CUP – Black plates are on offer at the 2019 Victorian State Cup at Bairnsdale on November 30 / December 1. The Vic Cup is open to interstate drivers. The circuit is located on Aerodrome Road.

MOVED – The AWC Motorsports Academy has moved from Tasmania to Melbourne and is now officially a Victorian-based team. “Over the last few months we have made some big changes, one of those being a new factory in Tullamarine” the team posted. It has driver vacancies for next year’s Australian Kart Championship, Rotax Pro Tour and Vic Country Series.

PRODUCT – 30% off the range of black Kartech hubs at DPE Kart Superstore:

RULES – Speedway Karting Association of Australasia has issued a rule clarification regarding inlet tract length in the Modified class.