Matthews To Try Three-Peat TaG Titles

by Russell Innes, IKC

Ipswich Kart Club will again have a huge number of entries (293) for Round 2 of their Club Championship this Saturday 2nd March, with the running of the IKC TAG Titles and drivers in TAG Light and TAG Heavy trying to get their name on the Graham Acreman Memorial perpetual trophies.

Previous winners of the TAG Titles with their name on the coveted trophies, include Tyler Greenbury, Brendan Nelson, Adam Mercer, Scott Sorensen, Marc Tulloch, Harrison Hoey, Jace Matthews, Sam Houston and Christopher Williams.

Jace Matthews has entered TAG Light as the defending and 2 time champion and will be looking to be the first driver in history to win 3 years in a row. He will face some very good competition though from Keegan Fraser, Jack Wells, Kurtis Tennant and Jordi Slater.

Jace Matthews (third from left), the 2023 X30 National champion, will try for his third IKC TaG Titles in a a row

In TAG Heavy, Christopher Williams will probably start as favourite and looking to add his name to the trophy alongside his previous 2021 win. Will Marshall, Josh Dagg, Bradley McNaught and Jared Neinert will be his main challengers.

This IKC Club Round will also double as Round 2 of the 4SS City/Country Series. 4SS Junior will be the biggest class with 18 Starters and Jaxon Duong has been the driver to beat so far this year and he will start as a strong favourite, but will get plenty of competition from the likes of Buster Bailey, Travis Dhu, Jensen Clout and Dane Norris.


In 4SS Senior Light, Ryan Uhlmann, Georgie Yeadon, Jordan Briggs, Will Hammond, Olin Stratford and Brynn Pearce will battle it out. In 4SS Senior Medium, Maxwell Reibelt will be hard to beat, but Duncan McConnell, Elliot Thompson and Trent Dhu will give it a go. 4SS Supermaxx Medium will be hotly contested between Kevin Davis, Jason Ramsay, Tom Tucker, Zachary Walvin and Harrison Conroy. In 4SS Cadet, Maxwell Padilha will start as strong favourite to win.

The Cadet 9/12 and KA3 Junior Light and Heavy classes as always have massive numbers, despite quite a few who did AKC last weekend, not entering this club round.

The TAG Restricted classes also have some big fields with many visitors from across the state and Northern NSW as they all prepare for the Qld State Championships to be held at IKC in late June.

Action will get underway on Saturday at 7.45am with all classes qualifying, followed by 2 Heats and a Final on the Track A Configuration.