City of Sydney Goes Off!

from Kev ‘The Noise’ Davies

The sun has set on an amazing race weekend at the 2024 City of Sydney Titles! It was my first time at the Sydney Illawarra Kart Club and I have to say it looks magnificent!

Talking of magnificent… the racing! The venue! The volunteers that made it run like clockwork! The Teams Challenge entries who made a memorable tribute to the late Max Laybutt!

With so so many highlights in a single weekend, it’s hard to capture in one race report. But without singling out any class, every one of them had some awesome racing which kept everyone on their feet or or sat down in the fancy looking refurbished grand stand. Even the resident kangaroo came for a look Saturday morning! I may be a little biased, but the Retro boys really did put on a show.

Drivers from all up and down the east coast turned up with an entry list of 225 and $21,000 in prizes thanks to the sponsors. 2025 could be bigger, better, faster – watch this space as it may also be noisier!

The City of Sydney Titles was an Oran Park Race meeting which Anthony Borg raced for many years. When Oran Park died, so did the meeting. It was Max Laybutt who asked Anthony to bring it back to life at the Sydney Illawarra Kart Club – which he did! Sadly, we lost Max in August last year. This year, Anthony went all out and created the Max Laybutt Teams Challenge. He worked non-stop on this meeting for the last six months, because he wanted to honour the great man. We hope he is proud.

The Max Laybutt Teams Challenge was won by JSH Racing. Led by Jackson Souslin Harlow, the team performed flawlessly and will be the first engraved on the perpetual trophy. It was a $4000 payday – not bad for a team just 12 months old! (pic – CoST/FB)
  • photo gallery at the bottom
  • scroll down for results and video of the finals
  • full results on speedhive HERE
  • more videos on Kev’s YouTube HERE
  • many more pics on Kev’s Facebook HERE

TaG 125 Light

1. Jackson Souslin-Harlow
2. Adrian Haak
3. Connor Hey

TaG Light podium, sponsored by Trans-West Insurance Brokers who provided $1000 in cash.(pic – CoST/FB)

Tag Restricted Light

1 Chris Bregonje
2 Tim Monte
3 Nicholas Follows

TaG R Light podium (pic – CoST/FB)

Junior Light

1 Joel Lammers
2 Marcus Kemal
3 Christian Ayrouth
4 Luca Padovese Robaux
5 Kai Buchanan

Junior Light podium (pic – CoST/FB)

RKA Pro Clubman Heavy

1 Brock Plumb
2 Anthony Sutej
3 Kurt Woodward

(pic – CoST/FB)

RKA Pro Clubman Light


1 Christopher Sandrone
2 Shaun Atherton
3 Travis Lichtenberger

(pic – CoST/FB)


1 Zac Brown
2 Cooper Clavell
3 Zain Shmeissem
4 Anthony Saad
5 Billal Ghosn

(pic – CoST/FB)

Senior Performance Light

1 Bradley Cady
2 Matthew Hansford-Taylor
3 Nicholas Follows

Senior Classic S Mid

1 Andrew Morton
2 Marko Prizmic
3 Ben Vasile


1 Jacob Harris
2 Cameron McGrath
3 Chayse Attard

Junior Heavy
1 Presley Hovanyecz
2 Christian Ayrouth
3 Zach Turner

TaG Restricted Heavy
1 Lachlan Bourke
2 Christopher Nobbs
3 Noah Lees

Tillotson 225 Light
1 Christian Estasy
2 Jonathon Mcarcusson
3 Ryan Hughes

Tillotson 225 Heavy
1 Oliver Estasy
2 Damien Meyer
3 Cooper Walvin

The “2024 RaceAway Track Time Introduction to Motorsport” winner, Presley Hovanyecz. Currently 13-years-old, Presley is eligible to do the course when he turns 14 in the middle of the year. (pic – CoST/FB)
Velocity Kart Shop Gold Cup Junior Champion Zac Brown received $500 and get his name engraved on the perpetual trophy forever. (pic – CoST/FB)
Velocity Kart Shop Gold Cup Senior Champion, Jackson Souslin Harlow with his $500. this is the second time in a row he’s won this award. (pic – CoST/FB)