Nelson & Tennant Win The Blue Datto

Brendan Nelson and Kurtis Tennant teamed up to win The Blue Datto Enduro for Senior Rotax at Ipswich last weekend.

After 187 laps, the duo beat home the Connor Roberts/Ryal Harris combo by under 15 seconds.

Brendan Nelson in the winning #70 (pic – Noise/Facebook)

The event raised an incredible $25,000 for The Blue Datto Foundation (see below).

  • Lots of photos in multiple galleries from the event can be found on The Noise Facebook HERE
Ryal Harris in the second-placed Mr Wong entry (pic – Noise/Facebook)


Senior MAX (3 hours)

James Courtney (pic – Noise/Facebook)

Mini MAX (1 hour)
1 Louis Brown / Jordan Sell
2 Isaac McNeill / Max Walton
3 Angus Hare / William Sharp

Mini MAX podium (pic – IKC/Facebook)

Junior MAX (90 minutes)
1 Ryan Laycock / Stewart Hare
2 Zane Rinaldi / Byron Phillip
3 Braith Santin / Slade Orsmond

Chaz Mostert (pic – Noise/Facebook)

TaG Restricted
1 Lachlan Murphy / Lucas O’Connor
2 Melanya Rudd / Ryan Hadden
3 Jeremy Glover / Mitch Campbell

(pic – Noise/Facebook)

1 Angus Mathers / Scott Cleveland
2 Andrew Gilliam / Jason Smith
3 Brett Wells / Wells

Matt Mingay (pic – Noise/Facebook)

KA Junior (1 hour)

1 Riley Hotter / Oscar Targett
2 Harvey Pryce / Jordan Ensbey
3 Slade Orsmond / Braith Santon

KA4 Junior podium (pic – IKC/Facebook)

1 Stewart Hare / Ryan Laycock
2 Zane Rinaldi / Shaun Jaques
3 Lachlan Cowie / Bradi Owen


Kurt Kostecki (pic – Noise/Facebook)

Cadets (1 hour)
Cadet 12
1 Ryan MacMillan / Alice Buckley
2 Mika LeMasurier / Lachlan Platten
3 Lincoln Taylor / Dominique Attard

Cadet 12 podium (pic – IKC/Facebook)

Cadet 9
1 Xavier Knight / Tyson McGill
2 Patrick Buckley / Basilio Micale

Todd Hazelwood (pic – Noise/Facebook)

4SS Senior (1 hour)
1 Kris Walton / Harrison Hoey
2 Hayden Nissen / Craig Nissen
3 Jenna Simpson / Jo Mackay

Getting it wrong in 4SS (pic – Noise/Facebook)
(pic – Noise/Facebook)

message from IKD

Our final count has been completed since the Blue Datto Foundation Enduro on the weekend. A big thank you to our second place-getter Connor Roberts who has generously donated back $1500 of his prize money as well as SP Tools for making up the difference that has helped us reach a staggering $25,000 in total for The Blue Datto Foundation.

Again, we need to thank our sponsors, EvoHeat, Zed Corse & ASP Piling Pty Ltd for putting up the prize money in the Senior Max Class.

We need to thank the local kart shops that donated prizes and auction items, these being, DPE Kart Superstore, Project X Racing, Power Republic, JC Kart and KAOS Karting.

Other donators included, Red Bull Holden Racing Team, Shane van Gisbergen, Scott McLaughlin, Chaz Mostert, James Courtney, Hall & Co Solicitors, Official Memorabilia and Collectables, IKD, Castrol, Rhys Kinder & Method Race Wheels.

To all of the IPSWICH KART CLUB committee & members and the Karting Australia volunteers who donated their time and knowledge to help the meeting run smoothly, thank you for working tirelessly to help make this event one to remember and setting the benchmark for future charity endurance events.

(pic – Noise/Facebook)

To Colleen & Elise from the Blue Datto Foundation, thank you for joining us track-side & helping out all weekend, but most importantly thank you for letting us be apart of helping make a difference. There was 200 competitors who hadn’t heard of the foundation that now know the name, the cause and the aim.

We cannot wait for next years edition of the Blue Datto Enduro but for now, we are looking forward to the Christmas break so we can re-group, re-focus and make 2020 an even better year in Karting.


The winners with representatives of The Blue Datto Foundation
Shane van Gizbergen (pic – Noise/Facebook)
Barclay Holden (pic – Noise/Facebook)
The 3rd placed #99 of Dylan Rudd / Troy Morrissey (pic – Noise/Facebook)
Senior MAX Enduro podium (pic – IKC/Facebook)