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SYDNEY SIDE – Looks like the North Shore Kart Club in Sydney is hunting for a new home. The club has been synonymous with Eastern Creek Raceway, however it has not been able to agree terms to renew it’s lease with Eastern Creek Karts to continue to use the facility. In the short term, the club will be able to run some meetings at Newcastle. However, it should be noted that (according to the club) Karting Australia and KANSW have entered an agreement with the track owners of an alternative facility that will allow KANSW and an affiliated club’s use of that race track and surrounds on a long term basis… More on the club’s website HERE.
ELECTRIC WRAP – The first BlueShockRace Electric Kart Championship for 2021 has been run and won in the Netherlands. Here’s the championship highlights video, including the information that the promoter has a battery swap system to keep the action going.
CADET KIDS – Launceston Kart Club will run its first Cadetship program over the July holidays. Designed to get youngsters from 7 to 14 involved in the sport, potential participants are required to register their interest, after which the club will be in contact. If you’ve got friends or family with kids in this age bracket, get them to register by filling in the form HERE.
The Tony Agland Memorial, which forms round 3 of the RKA Championship, is scheduled for July 24-25.
UPDATE – Covid restrictions and border closures have forced the cancellation of this event. “Most of our drivers could get there but would have trouble returning to their home states and would have to take extra time off work to isolate on return” RKA’s Michelle Riddell informed KartSportNews. The next RKA event will be the Victorian State Championship at Geelong on September 4 & 5.
ADMIN ROLE – Karting NSW is seeking suitably qualified applicants to fill the role of Director Of Financial Services. “Karting NSW sends a special thanks to Shane Glanville who has done a superb job of performing this role over the past 12 months” the organisation advised. “Shane leaves the books in good health setting his successor up for success.” Further information on the role is on the KNSW website HERE. Applications close TODAY (7 July 2021).
EVENT – Top Guns at Lismore later this month.
ORANGE PLATES – Orange coloured number plates will be the unique prize on offer at the 4SS State Trophy for South Australia. The event runs on the 1,020 metre ‘A’ track configuration at Monarto on September 4 & 5.
POSTPONEMENT – with the NSW lockdowns and border closures, this weekend’s Rotax Pro Tour round at Coffs Harbour has been postponed. “We will look for a suitable spot in the calendar to reschedule this meeting and announce these details as soon as we are able to do so. Stay safe and well people” series organisers posted.
CLUBBY – This weekend is the nominated ‘Club Days’ race weekend for Victoria this month. The traditional ‘last Sunday of the month’ for all clubs to have their closed club event has been binned for July due to the AKC round at Pucka re-scheduled for the same weekend. The standard monthly club day date returns for August.
DAMN PARENTS – Queensland Cadet racer Gabriel Elkayam loved Dave Sera’s ‘Parent and Kid’ feedback series so much that he created his own parody. Here’s to all the karting kids trying to interpret their parents’ strange behaviour!
SOLID ROCK – The Rockhampton Kart Club Inc management committee has informing the karting community that the Rockhampton Kart Club Inc is now an independent karting organisation. “The RKC MC looks forward to working with the karting community to correct the track issues and get karts on track as soon as possible” the club posted on social media. “Now this change has occurred, lets move forward together for the betterment of karting in Capricornia.”
WIN A MOTOR – The WA Gold Star final at Geraldton offers a choice of Mini RoK, KA100 or X30 engine in a random draw.
RIP TERRY K – The Alice Springs Karting Club announced the passing of Terry Kolstad earlier this week after a long battle with ling disease. “What a good and generous man!” the club posted. “His heart was in volunteering his time to the Alice Springs Karting Club for many years as our announcer. He was the guy that announced all the drivers, described every incident that occurred on the track – nothing passed our Mr Kolstad. He was our eyes and the voice of our club! To his lovely wife, family and friends we send our thoughts and love. Everyone will miss his voice and his tunes over the PA every club meeting.” – Alice Springs Karting Club committee and members.
MORE KIWI TRAINING – Following a tech seminar a few weeks back, 54 Kartsport New Zealand volunteer race officials (with a combined experience of over 650 years!) met for two days in Wellington last weekend for their bi-annual face-to-face Training Seminar. Managed by Competitions Manager Warrick Parkes, the seminar covered virtually every aspect of officiating, plus provided input into the upcoming new digital licencing and judicial systems. “Wayne Goldsmith zoomed in from Australia and provided tips for dealing with unacceptable behaviour by competitors and crew” KSNZ posted. “Saturday evening provided important social time for the team, something which is there is not often time for at the track.”