Qld Superkart Season Preview

The 2023 Qld Superkart calendar is locked in with six rounds from March to October – four events at Queensland Raceway and two at Lakeside Park. With upgrades to QR, the club is excited to try the new layout ASAP.

from Qld Superkart Club

Rotax Light:

We will see a new champion in 2023 with Peter Nuske announcing his retirement to go travel Australia. Peter has been rock solid in the Rotax Light class for any years collecting 6 titles in a row and always ready to help a competitor out. Who will step up to the in his place? Can Ben Longland get his first championship? Or will Rookie of the year in 2022 Craig Hillier build on that success? Pau Prineas is back and ready to make headlines is he the dark horse? It’s going to be an enthralling battle until the very end.

Rotax Heavy:

Andew Cain fresh off his first championship victory will be eager to go back-to-back, he kicks off his 2023 campaign at the Bend as part of the Australian Superkarts Event at the Bend. Nick Marshall will be eager to get his 2023 campaign off to a flying start and put both Andrew and David Dyson under pressure. David Dyson is back and will be completing a full campaign in 2023 and will be a hard man to beat. Lee Robinson joins the class making his Superkart debut looking forward to seeing him on track and coming to grips with it.


125 National:

This is a tough one, 2022 Champion Doug Amiss and Bluff Racing will be looking to go back-toback titles but the Yellow Rocket by Coach design in the hands of Russell Jamieson is always fast and hard to beat. Dylan Mavin is a dark horse if he puts together a complete campaign in the second of the Coach Design Anderson Chassis’. Tim Philp is another gun driver in the 125 Class put only putting together limited campaigns over recent years it’s hard to see him challenging for the title.

250 National:

The 250 National Class is going from strength-to-strength atm with Ricky Keane joining the class and Brad Hall in the ex Crisp Brothers Anderson Mirage GAS GAS is ready after a ground up rebuild. Making his debut in the club is Benjamin Jagger in his Stockman (also an Ex Crisp Brothers Chassis) powered by a 450 Honda 4 Stroke, keen to see how it performs on track after some successful runs at the Mt Cotton Hillclimb in 2022. 2023 is looking like a great contest with possibly 7 250 Nat’s on track at once we can’t wait!

250 International:

Another tough one to pick, Ewen Burg is still putting together his 2023 plans having purchased the ex Neil Faulkner Anderson chassis and is currently working on a suitable engine to bolt on and start chasing those lap records!. Brock Nicholas will be looking to back up his 2022 title having completed a lot of development work on his PVP chassis in 2022. Coach Design might have sold Russell’s 2017 Chassis as they prepare their brand new 2022 Anderson DEA package that has had a lot of work done on the dyno with engine guru Garry Treadwell working his magic on the barrels and pipes.

Important Dates for 2023:

Sunday February 19th – Target Scrutiny & AGM
Target Scrutiny kicks off at 8:30am-12:30pm
Annual General Meeting – 1:30-3:00pm
Venue TBA