Karting Quickies

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EVENT – F100 showdown this weekend at Lismore. Sunday the 10th is also round 8 of the Lismore Kart Club’s championship.


CHEAPER THAN A MACCAS COFFEE! – Are you new to KA karting? Join Bendigo for just $1!


OFFICIALLY DOWN – Speedway Australia has reduced its officials’ fee, down to $25 for some officials. Stewards and Scrutineers were the first to benefit, with their $140 licence reducing in stages to $25. The $25 Officials’ licence will enable valued staff and volunteers to have complimentary personal accident insurance while undertaking the nominated role, but they will still need to upgrade their licence in the event that they end up competing or acting as a pit crew member. (KSN – must say, it seems a bit rough when officials have to pay to volunteer their time…)


PRODUCT – Neck protection at DPE


QUICK NICKTony Kart Australia is already preparing for the 2020 race season. First kart is the KA2 machine of Ethan Bray – see the time lapse below of TKA’s Nick Chapman putting all the pieces together.


MORE THAN A RACE – Rotax MAX Challenge Grand finals 2019 highlight clips:


EVENT – The memorial meet at Albany for Ross Manley and Zac Hamment.


AUSSIE WRAP – It was not a great weekend for the Aussies at the WSK Open Cup round 1 at Lonato on October 24-27. Marcos Flack (Energy) and James Wharton (Parolin) contested OK-Junior, qualifying 23rd and 30th respectively. After the heat racing they were ranked 55th (Flack) and 30th (Wharton), but neither progressed past their pre-final. Flack put in a great recovery drive but missed the cut by an agonising two positions. Wharton suffered a double-whammy; a 10 second jumped start penalty followed by “disqualification for bad manoeuvre “. Oops! Full results are HERE. (Things went a little better in the wet at the Industry Trophy a week later – see HERE)


NEW YEAR, NEW LOOK – Ricciardo Kart will carry a revamped look into 2020. These blue beauties will be available through Patrizicorse.


INDUSTRY – Anarchy Kartsport has been appointed the dealer of DR Racing Karts for the state of Victoria. “This is the first time AK have been aligned with a chassis brand and we look forward to the challenge it will bring” the organisation posted on social media.



DON’T QUIT – Nine reasons why kids quit sport, according to the Play By The Rules organisation. For karting, we’d suggest there might be a couple more…


NOT WHAT YOU SEE – These are not data loggers! These are the unique trophies created by some skilled people at the Ballarat Kart Club for the final round of the Victorian Country Series. Each trophy includes the circuit map, round number, date, class and placing with the appropriate colour background. Pretty cool, huh?


FRESHENED UP – There’s a new look for the Melbourne Speedway Kart Club website – take a visit: https://mskc.com.au/


NOISE – It’s going to be noisy – cos Kev says so! After a hectic couple of weeks for The Noise, attention turns to this weekend and the final round of the Pie Eaters (TaG R Medium) and Old Buggers (TaG R Masters) Tour at Warwick Kart Club. “It’s going to be yet another weekend of social karting at its best with the stars of the show the Pie Eaters & the Old Buggers sure to put on a fantastic show, supported by not just the Juniors, Cadets & Restricted Lights but also Open Performance has been added to the bill as a real crowd pleaser which is sure to get punters to the fence line” Kev said.

Brock Thornton is bringing his Q55 Formula 500 car for a display day plus question & answer session for interested karters. Dave Dyson’s #33 Superkart will also be on display.

XMAS IDEA – Get yourself (or your kids) some KartSportNews stickers. Ideal stocking stuffer for Christmas – see HERE.

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