Preview: Ipswich Club Championship, Round 1

from Russell Innes, IKC

2021 IKC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1, incorporating Round 1 of 2021 KZ-KA2 Queensland Series

After an interrupted 2020 Club Championship due to COVID Lockdowns, but an ultimately successful year, Ipswich Kart Club have scheduled a 6 Round 2021 Club Championship, starting with Round 1 on Saturday the 6th of February. In addition to the 6 Rounds of the Club Championship there will also be the traditional Capri Cup event in December and a mid year Enduro event.

In 2020, IKC averaged 211 entries for each race meeting and with entries already open for February 6th, early indications are that the 1st Round of the club championship will again have well over 200 entries and with entries already received for the 1st Round from Tasmania, Northern Territory and New South Wales, in addition to the very strong local contingent, the IKC Club Championship is shaping as the premier club championship across Australia.

The 6th February race meeting will also double as the 1st Round of the 2021 KZ-KA2 Queensland Series supported by Patrizicorse Finance. A good field of the elite Senior and Junior class drivers will bring extra excitement to the packed schedule of events.

The Cadet classes at IKC are always incredibly packed with talent and huge numbers and all interest will be on some of the new drivers starting out in Cadet 9 and those who have graduated up to Cadet 12.


Likewise, there has been a lot of the Cadet drivers who have taken the step up to Juniors and the KA4 Junior Light class will be a must watch for spectators. The 4SS Junior class was an exciting class to watch last year and whilst several have moved to Seniors, a fresh batch of new drivers have been practising at IKC and will be making their race debuts on February 6th.

KA3 Senior will this year run at Championship weight (159 kg) to provide a better opportunity for more drivers to be competitive and the strong local contingent of regular AKC entrants will appreciate running the club championship at the same weight as they do at AKC.

The TAG Restricted classes always have good numbers at IKC and whilst some drivers have progressed to Open TAG for 2021, a new batch of Restricted TAG drivers will be starting out. The TAG Light and Heavy classes will continue to have good numbers and will be bolstered by quite a lot of Restricted drivers stepping up this year to challenge.

In addition to all the regular club championship classes, Open Performance will be making an appearance at the 1st Round and will provide a large field and plenty of entertainment.

Racing will commence at 8.00am on Saturday 6th February, with most Finals expected to be run under lights and a likely finish time of about 8.30pm.