Karting Quickies

THOUSANDS RETURNS – The North Western Kart Club is bringing back “The Burnie Thousands” race meeting. In its day, this used to be one of Tasmania’s premier karting events, running from 1977 to the late 1990s. Past winners include 2-time Supercars Champion Marcos Ambrose and Targa winner Jason White. For its return om March 28, the club is combining the KA3 and TaG Restricted classes (Light@155kg, Medium@175kg, Heavy@195kg, +5kg for Rotax). A minimum of $500 prize money will be offered for each feature weight division and classes with 15+ entries will have $1,000 prize money.

RKA TEAMS – Retro Karting Australia is introducing a Teams’ Championship to the 2020 series to create some fun and rivalry.

VINTAGE COMMITTEE – Karting Australia is calling for expressions of interest from suitably qualified people to fill five general positions on the 2020 Vintage Karting Committee. The positions are specific to the Vintage Karting Eras designated in the Vintage Karting Rules. The Vintage Karting Committee operates in accordance with the general “Standing Orders for Karting Australia Standing Committees” and the specific Standing Orders for the “Vintage Karting Committee”. Those interested in filling a role should send an email requesting further details and an Application Form to admin@karting.net.au. Completed Applications must be received by 5.00pm (Qld time) 28 February 2020.


USA ROKKERS – ROK Cup USA has announced dates and venues for ROK Fest East and ROK Fest West: ROK Fest East – Charlotte Motor Speedway, July 30th–August 2nd. ROK Fest West – Simraceway Performance Driving Center Sonoma, September 17th–20th. “Similar to what we have done in the past, our goal is to reward our competitors with a chance to race at a pair of the biggest and most professionally run karting events in the world, the ROK Cup Superfinal and ROK the RIO” the organisations Garett Potter said.

SURVEY RESULT – We asked the question “Should Australia adopt homologated equipment regulations for our Cadet classes?”. The overwhelming result was No, with just over 73% of the vote. However 24% would be in favour of such a move. 3% were unsure. Keep an eye in the news for the next reader poll…