States & Nationals at Speedweek

Ipswich Speedweek, incorporating the 2023 Queensland State Cup and the 2023 Rotax National Cup, will take place from Thursday the 28th of September to Sunday the 1st of October at Ipswich Kart Club.

Run in partnership with Karting Queensland and Karting Australia, the 4-day festival of karting activity will attract many of the top teams from around Australia to contest both events.

Classes offered for the Queensland State Cup will be, Cadet 9, Cadet 12, KA3 Junior Light, KA3 Junior Heavy, KA2 Junior, TAG Restricted Light, TAG Restricted Medium, TAG Restricted Masters, KA3 Senior (Championship weight) TAG Heavy and TAG Light. Classes offered for the Rotax National Cup will be, Mini Max, Junior Max, Senior Rotax, DD2 and DD2 Masters.

Queensland State Cup competitors will be vying for the Maroon Plate and can use this event as an ideal warmup for the 2024 Queensland State Championships to be held at Ipswich Kart Club.

Rotax National Cup competitors will be vying for the selected representative spots for the 2023 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Bahrain.


The Ipswich Kart Club facility will open at 8.00am on Thursday the 28th of September for all teams to setup, before Rotax National Cup entries will have the Thursday afternoon for practice. Thursday evening will have some off-track activities, including Heats of a Tyre Changing Competition.

On Friday the 29th of September, Practice and Qualifying will be held for the Queensland State Cup and then Friday evening under lights, Qualifying and 2 Heats of the Rotax National Cup will be held. Early Friday evening before the Rotax National Cup activity starts, the Final of the Tyre Changing Competition will be held.

On Saturday the 30th of September, Heats of the Queensland State Cup will be held, followed by 2 more Heats and the Finals of the Rotax National Cup on Saturday evening under lights.

Action will conclude on Sunday morning with the Finals of the Queensland State Cup, with racing and presentation expected to be completed by 2.00pm.


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