Laybutt Teams Challenge for CoS Titles

The 2024 City of Sydney Titles will feature a unique Teams Challenge event to commemorate and remember the late Max Laybutt. $2000 will go to the winning Team Principal in the first ever ‘City of Sydney Titles Max Laybutt Teams Challenge’.

To be eligible a team must have a minimum of 10 drivers. The team and drivers names must be registered with the event organiser and there is no limit to how many drivers can be on a team.

The City of Sydney Titles takes place at Sydney Premier Karting Park (E/Creek) on February 3 and 4. Further details on the event format will be released soon.

“We want the big and small Teams to compete for this huge prize” the Sydney Illawarra Kart Club posted. “This has to be the biggest single event prize given away to an Australian karting race team ever.”

Max Laybutt was involved in karting since 1959, filled most positions in the sport at some time and had a number of State and club titles to his credit.

“Max had Officiated at Club, State and Australian events for many years and is a Life member of Sydney Kart Racing Cub, Combined District Kart Club, Karting New South Wales and Karting Australia where he served in both those organisations as treasurer for more than 10 years.

“Max has won many awards through his dedicated service to karting throughout his life including community and government awards as well. Put quite simply as far as karting is concerned Max should be considered a national treasure.


“It was Max Laybutt who inspired the SIKC to bring back this prestigious event, which was formerly run at Oran Park for many years. Max officiated at many City of Sydney Titles and he treasured this event the most.

“The smile on his face when we reached over 200 entries in 2022 and 2023 was the greatest reward for the hard work that went in to making this event what it is today.

“So In 2024 we want to honour this great man and by taking our entries well beyond 200 I am sure he will be smiling down upon us again.”

R.I.P. MAX LAYBUTT. 1940-2023. He is greatly missed.