South Australian Kart Championship

Southern Go Kart club hosted the 2023 South Australian Kart Championship at the re-configured Bolivar circuit on the weekend. Blue plates were awarded in nine classes.

“Big big thanks to all the volunteers who helped with this weekends 2023 State Titles, without them these things simply don’t happen” the club posted on Facebook.

“Some great showings (and some heartache) by our own members who raced at this event, El Presidente (aka Brett Fortanier) blitzed the field to take out TaG 125 Masters. Nikki Watson showed great pace all weekend but a DNF in Heat 3 was a set back but a storming drive in the final to take 4th place. Antoni Ornsby was on track for a SA State Title but was crueled by mechanical issues while leading the final.

P1 for the host club’s President, Brett Fortanier taking out TaG 125 Masters with a clean-sweep of the weekend (pic – SGKC/FB)

“A great last lap pass by Dominic Mercuri resulted in third in Cadet 12s. Move of the day was by Samuel Miettunen who pirouetted on the grass, re-entered the track backwards (a real novel way to handle the Tysons-Middle Corner sequence) and still came home 3rd in heat 3… hats off to you sir.

“We have missed lots of Southern Go Kart Club member action but these were the highlights that came to mind, it was such an action filled weekend its simply impossible to mention them all.

“Great commentary by Leigh Cocker aka Vital Karting and massive thanks to all competitors, especially those who travelled far.”

The silverware and blue plates the night before the action (pic – SGKC/FB)
  • full results are on speedhive HERE

Cadet 12 (17 entries)
1 Archie Bristow
2 Riley Harrison
3 Dominic Mercuri

Cadet 9 (6 entries)
1 Harlen Bell
2 Jarvis Hindle
3 Diesel Waddell


KA3 Junior Heavy (13 entries)
1 Isaac McNeill
2 Michael Janusz
3 Charlotte Page

KA3 Junior Light (21 entries)
1 William Thompson
2 Max Walton
3 Isaac McNeill

KA3 Senior Light (17 entries)
1 Jamie Rowe
2 Troy Moreland
3 Beck Connell

TaG 125 Light (23 entries)
1 Jacob Dawson
2 Jackson Souslin-Harlow
3 Jacob Chanlder

TaG 125 Masters (12 entries)
1 Brett Fortanier
2 Christopher Prestige
3 Scott Evans

125 Restricted Light (11 entries)
1 Shane Moreland
2 Ryan Dealy
3 Ben Press

125 Restricted Medium (8 entries)
1 Max Lumsden
2 Jack Ryan
3 Beau Humphrey