News Briefs!

POD – Anthony Buhagiar and a few of his mates recently started a new podcast, The Racing Line. “Apart from reviewing racing, we are also passionate about telling the stories of young and upcoming Aussie racers” Buhagiar told KartSportNews. “We have recently interviewed the likes of Joey Mawson and Aaron Cameron and devote significant time to exploring their journey through karting.” More HERE.

INDUSTRY – The Kartworks is in the process of moving shop from Cardiff to the Newcastle kart circuit at Cameron Park. “We would like to thank Newcastle Kart Racing Club for giving us the opportunity” The Kartworks posted on social media. The shop is scheduled to be open at the new location six days a week (closed Tuesdays), commencing November 24,

PRODUCT – Make karting life easier around the pits – lift your kart on the trolley all by yourself without any help. IKD has Stone kart trolleys in stock. They are one sturdy piece of equipment on four solid wheels with excellent stability and handling. More on the IKD site HERE.

EVENT – Racing will be in reverse direction at Ipswich for the Capri Cup on December 3 and 4. In readiness for the event, all practice at the circuit is now in that direction, drivers turning right leaving the out grid and entering the track via the breakdown lane.

pit entry (pic – IKC/FB)

INDUSTRY – Renowned karting – and now general motorsport – photographer Ben Roehlen has gone Supercar racing. Roehlen’s Pace Images business was the naming rights sponsor for former karter Reef McCarthy’s Super3 Falcon at this weekend’s Sydney Motorsport Park round. More on speedcafe HERE.


EVENT – The final 2 rounds of the NSW Premier State Cup will be held at Newcastle on 27 and 28 November.

PRODUCT/INDUSTRY – The retail price of Rotax kart engines is set to jump. “Unfortunately, the effects of Covid has finally caught up with us” Rotax Pro Tour posted on Facebook. “Rotax’s production costs and shipping have all been badly affected. Please be advised that we have had to increase engine prices by $600 to reflect these manufacturing and freight costs.”

REPORT – Karting NSW has released its Annual Report for 2021. The 43-page PDF includes a message from the Chair, updates on various projects the organisation has undertaken, audited financial reports, plus more. It can be found HERE.

CONTRACTS – WSK Promotion has renewed agreements with suppliers for tyres, fuel and clothing for 2022, namely:


  • TYRES – MINI, OKJ and KZ2 will use VEGA, while OK will use LeCont
  • FUEL – PANTA S.p.A. is the sole provider and will distribute fuel at the track
  • WSK CLOTHING – SPARCO will provide WSK clothing.