Preview: Big Numbers & KZ2 for Ipswich

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With the return of club level kart racing in South East Queensland last weekend, Warwick Kart Club was able to host a very successful “Rapid Racing” format over two days which attracted a fantastic 115 entries.

This will be followed this Saturday the 18th of July, with the “Return to Racing” at Ipswich Kart Club and whilst entries will not close until Wednesday night the 15th of July, a total of 181 entries have already been received and total entries are likely to be close to 200.

Exciting news is that the KZ2 Class will feature on the programme, with random grid draws, standing starts, 3 x 10 lap heats and a 14 lap final. It is expected the field will consist of 10 to 12 of these 6 speed excitement machines.

Early indications are that TAG Light and TAG Heavy will have big fields, with some current and past National Champions competing. TAG Heavy will see the return of Kel Treseder to karting to take on multiple Australian Champion Brendan Nelson.


The Cadet fields will be huge with over 20 entries in Cadet 9 and close to 30 entries in Cadet 12. Both classes will have quite a few newcomers with Cadet 9 having 11 P Platers, 5 having their very 1st race meeting.

KA3 Junior is booming in SE Qld at the moment and this exciting class will have a full field of close to 20 entries with some exciting young talent on show.

KA3 Senior will also be entertaining as it is full of young talent that have recently moved up from Juniors in the last 12 months.

With such large entry numbers, Ipswich kart Club has had to place limitations on spectators attending under the current state government restrictions and a small allocation of spectator tickets have now all been allocated, so the event will not be open to the public.

Action will continue at Ipswich Kart Club a couple of weeks later on Saturday August 1st with the resumption of the IKC Club Championship Round 2 which will have the TAG Restricted classes as the feature classes and will see the return of the large 4 Stroke contingent and therefore an expected entry list of maybe 220 karters.