Auskart Racing has experienced a 322% increase in its average entry numbers from 2020 to 2023.
Admittedly the 2020 figures are skewed due to covid, but the progression is real and this year the club experienced its most successful yet, fielding 1,133 entries across eight rounds, giving an average 141.6 drivers per event.
Kev ‘The Noise’ Davies attended the organisation’s end-of-season presentation on Sunday. In addition to the series trophies for each class, two Life Memberships were awarded and three new Arrow chassis given away! Scroll to the bottom for the gallery with captions on the images.
From The President (Mark Walker)
Auskart Racing Inc has had a fantastic year, no-one is in any doubt of that.
Whether it be the on-track achievements of our drivers when competing within our ‘little Auskart bubble’, the sheer number of drivers we are attracting nowadays or even the success of our members when they venture outside of Auskart to compete, but the levels of success bare some further consideration.
At its core Auskart remains a ‘small’ family-based, 4stroke only Brisbane Club, with a “Fun & Family is more important than Winning” mentality.
We are just a group friends who are Four Stroke Karting enthusiasts – it really is that simple.
We gathered last night to acknowledge the 2023 achievements of our members and enjoy each other’s company under the Auskart banner for one last time in 2023.
We also took the time to congratulate several of our Drivers who did venture outside of Auskart to compete in 2023, and quite frankly – they did us all ‘damn proud’.
Below is a list of coveted Orange & Silver plates earned by Auskart members in 2023:
KA QLD 4SS CADET STATE TROPHY WINNER – Caine Caldwell,
KA QLD 4SS SNR LIGHT STATE TROPHY WINNER – Georgie Yeadon,
KA QLD 4SS SNR HEAVY STATE TROPHY WINNER – Zachary Walvin,
KA QLD 4SS SUPERMAXX MEDIUM STATE TROPHY WINNER – Zachary Walvin,
(in fact – Current Auskart Members took 17 of the 24 possible podium spots)
KA NSW 4SS CADET STATE TROPHY WINNER – Zade Sturgess,
KA NSW 4SS JUNIOR STATE TROPHY WINNER – Jarred White,
KA NSW 4SS SNR LIGHT STATE TROPHY WINNER – Georgie Yeadon,
KA NSW 4SS SNR HEAVY STATE TROPHY WINNER – Mark Walker,
(in fact – Current Auskart Members took 10 of the 15 possible podium spots)
KA Ultimate Club Racer III in VIC.
Auskart had just Five Drivers take on the UCR event at ELKC, three of whom made the Podium. And young Maxwell Padihla won the coveted Silver Plate for 4SS Cadet. Nine ‘plates’ in total – not too shabby really.
Our own people ask sometimes….
“Why this level of success now” ? or “This is a bit sudden” ? or “Where did this come from” ?
We think the answer lies in the growth in numbers our club has and continues to enjoy, which in turn elevates competition levels. It’s also in the admiration of and desire to learn from and compete with those drivers who do regularly race elsewhere.
For years now we have actively encouraged our drivers to venture out and chase competitive track / seat time wherever it may be (dirt or bitumen), (Teka, Funkart, KA, SEK) it doesn’t matter to us, as long as our drivers are out there having fun while giving it their all, and inevitably they bring back and OPENLY share what they’ve learned / experienced.
The tables below give just a glimpse of the growth of Auskart Racing Inc – from the Covid devastated 2020, where the Committee did an incredible job just keeping Auskart afloat, through to the 141+ entry average at the end of the current 2023 season.
We know that we may not be for everyone, and we certainly know that not everyone is for us, but that’s just how the Auskart Family likes it.