With an average entry of 215 for each race meeting in 2021, Ipswich Kart Club certainly had a fantastic racing season and firmly established itself as the premier club championship in Australian karting.
Looking to build on that success in 2022, IKC has announced a 7 Round Club Championship to be completed by early September, with the traditional Capri Cup finishing the racing season by the end of October.
Competition will get underway with Round 1 on Saturday the 5th of February with the famous IKC Cadet Titles. With huge numbers of new cadet drivers entering the sport over recent months due to the success of the IKC Junior Development Program which includes Come and Try Days, numbers in the Cadet Classes are expected to be high, especially in the Cadet P class, which has been getting 15 to 20 entries per round.
Round 2 of the IKC Club Championships will be on Saturday March 5th and will double as the IKC TAG Titles for TAG Light and TAG Heavy. As the feature classes, both TAG Light and TAG Heavy will have qualifying and extra laps and they will be racing for the Graham Acreman Memorial perpetual trophies.
Open Performance presented some fantastic racing in 2021 at IKC and in 2022 they will have their own Feature Class race meeting with the IKC Open Performance Titles on April 2nd.
The KA100 classes, KA4 Junior Light, KA3 Junior and KA3 Senior, always have good numbers at IKC and they will contest the KA100 Titles on April 30th.
The Queensland 4SS competitor base will be out in force for Round 5 of the IKC Club Championship on the 4th of June, for the IKC 4SS Titles, which will also double as a Round of the 4SS Triple Crown. The 4SS Junior class in particular is growing with many new drivers expected to join the class in 2022 and early expectations is there will be over 20 starters.
August 6th will be the date for IKC Round 6 and will likely be a Round of a South East Queensland Series for predominately the TAG and TAG restricted classes. An announcement on the Series and the tracks involved, etc, will be made early in the year.
The Club Championship season will finish with Round 7 on the 3rd of September with the TAG Restricted Titles.
The traditional end of year event, the Capri Cup will conclude the racing season at Ipswich on October the 29th and of course will use the Reverse K Track configuration which has been used the last 2 years.
IKC will continue to run random grids for each club championship round, with only the Feature Classes for each Round to do qualifying at that Round. Track configurations/direction of racing are also to be determined, but IKC will consider using at least 2 or 3 approved track configurations during the year.