Numbers Up for Karting NSW

Karting (New South Wales) Inc has released its 2020 Annual Report. 

Despite no racing during the months of April and May 2020, KNSW delivered a surplus of $3,065 – a $191,476 turnaround from 2019.

“It has certainly been an extraordinary year, not only in karting, but for humankind” KNSW Chair, Ms Ilona Alsters stated in her report to the Member Clubs.

“The 2020/21 year looks exceptionally promising, with licence numbers and participation already well above last years numbers”.

KNSW reports a 20% increase in licence holders, a 6.7% increase in female competition licence holders and total club memberships increase of 24%.

On a personal note, Alsters stated that “I have thoroughly enjoyed attending many karting events throughout 2020, seeing the hard work of our Clubs and Members first hand. In addition, I would like to thank my fellow directors, for their advice and support and whom have given immensely and freely of their time to help re-build the foundations of our sport”.


She also expressed her gratitude to all KNSW members, officials and volunteers, particularly this year. 

“We all worked together as a karting community, volunteering during a pandemic. We all placed the safety and wellbeing of fellow karters as our number one priority, all whilst navigating through the ongoing viability of our clubs, businesses and karting families. Congratulations – your hard work and tenacity has certainly paid off!”

At the organisation’s recent Annual General Meeting, Alsters was re-appointed as Chair by the Member Clubs of KNSW. In addition, fellow directors Ben Aylen, Shane Glanville, Nick Becker and Craig Sargent were also re-elected. The members also approved an amended Constitution for the organisation.

For full details of the Annual Report in PDF format, click HERE.

Under its umbrella, KNSW currently has 17 sprint-based clubs, three 4-stroke clubs, two speedway clubs and two retro/vintage organisations.