CoS IS BACK – The City of Sydney Titles returns to karting at the end of this month. This was once a popular and prestigious event held every year on the (now gone) Oran Park circuit by the Sydney Kart Racing Club. This year, the event will be officially called the St George Kart Centre City of Sydney Titles and will take place at Eastern Creek on May 29 and 30.
There will be trophies for qualifying, tyre draws and a MiniMe helmet stand draw for junior drivers. “At the end of the meeting the highest point scoring junior and senior driver will win the Velocity Kart Shop City of Sydney Cup” organising committee member Anthony Borg told KartSportNews. “The idea behind this is the most consistent driver, so the bigger the class, the bigger the points.”
KARTS to CARS – Queensland karter Jac Preston makes the transition to Formula Ford at Wakefield Park this weekend for the second round of the Australian Formula Ford Championship. The 2017 Junior MAX Australian Champion will drive the Mygale that Leanne Tander won the 2016 Australian FF Championship. The car is still owned by Tander Sport, but is run and prepared by Sonic Motor Racing Services.
ESCAPE THE COLD – The NT Kart Championship returns in July, the week after the Qld Title in Emerald.
EXTENSION – Drivers who won tickets to last year’s Tillotson’s T4 World Cup – which didn’t take place due to COVID – have been invited to participate in this year’s event. Planned for September 17-19, the location has yet to be confirmed. Tillotson, known for carburetors, introduced its TPP-225RS 4-stroke engine to karting in 2019. An upgraded carb and intake manifold was introduced for 2021.
EVENT – Win a new Arrow chassis at the Bob Hinde Memorial.
RACE LEASE – Junior MAX Praga lease package for the Rotax Pro Tour, from Karting HQ.
PRODUCT – The DPE Rain Suit has the logos and decoration printed on the suit itself. More on the DPE Kart Superstore site HERE.
SAFETY – How’s this video of crash testing regular v high-back seats in a staged rollover scenario. Is this representative of what happens on the track?