How-To: Get In & Get Comfy

How do you get comfy in a kart? Here’s another of Power Republic’s Karting 101 Beginner’s Guides to setting up your go kart – from getting in and out of the kart to types of adjustment available to fit the driver and make them comfortable.

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Rotax Pro Tour Round 1

The opening round of the 2021 Rotax Pro Tour kicked off in Queensland last weekend, 86 entries going racing at the Warwick Kart Club’s Sandy Creek Raceway. Includes video.

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AKC Round 4 Postponed

Despite the easing of some restrictions, Victorian COVID lockdowns continue to affect karting with further events postponed, including the fourth round of the Australian Kart Championship. Click through for the latest KA statements and information.

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Festival State Cup, Round 2

Around 90 karters headed to Whyalla for the second round of the SA Festival State Cup last weekend and there were six standout performers who were undefeated throughout the meeting.

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How-To: Chain Service

If you don’t get the basics right, the fine tuning counts for nothing. In this week’s Power Republic how-to tech video, Derek does go back to basics, demonstrating how to clean, change and adjust the chain.

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Overall Safety

Karting overalls are very different to car race suits. One is built to withstand abrasion, the other fire. They are tested and built accordingly.

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RMC Euro Trophy, Round 2

Australian Lachlan Robinson finished 5th overall and just missed a podium in Final 2 of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy round at Adria Karting Raceway last week.

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Karter Prize for Darwin Supercars

Five lucky junior karters will meet Bryce Fullwood and tour the Walkinshaw Andretti United pit at the Darwin Triple Crown Supercars round, but they will need to be in attendance for the presentations at tomorrow’s (Sunday) DKA race meeting.

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European Championship, Round 2

The fourth edition of the International Handikart Trophy was part of the French round of the European OK and OK Junior championships last weekend. The event also featured the first disabled driver to take part in an FIA European Championship race. Unfortunately, Aussie James Wharton missed the OK final.

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MyChron5 Dash Installation

A funny sounding Derek (hopefully not COVID!) Jones demonstrates how to fit the AiM MyChron 5 data logger and dash to a kart.

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Queensland Superkart Series, Round 3

The third round of the Queensland Superkart Series took place across four races at Queensland Raceway on May 22. Marilyn Weier reports with images by Action Sports Photography Australia.

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Pro Tour Entry List

Rotax Pro Tour has published an 89-strong registration list for the 2021 Rotax Pro Tour, 81 of which are entered for the opening round at Warwick this coming weekend. Though that could grow…

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Victorian Lockdown Shuts Down Karting

All of this months Club Day race meetings in Victoria have been cancelled due to the statewide COVID-19 lockdown announced by the State Government today.

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Vic Country Series, Round 3

Another great Victorian Country Series round took place on the weekend, 203 karters taking to the Yarraman Park circuit in Portland. Andrew Hayes reports.

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Whyalla Club Day Report

There was some good racing, particularly in the Cadet 12s, at the most recent Whyalla Kart Club race day, which also included Bring-A-Mate sessions.

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How-To: OTK Brake Rebuild

Derek at Power Republic runs through how to service the BSM brake system that’s fitted to the Rookie 900 kart, which is very similar to the brake systems found on some of the older Tony Karts that people are using in retro racing.

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RIP Alan Duff

The Australian Independent Dirt Kart Association lost one of its founding and life members on the weekend with the passing of Alan Duff.

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Quick News!

Some news briefs – various event infos (City of Sydney returns, escape winter in the NT, win a new Arrow), JP karter in cars this weekend, DPE rain suit, Rotax race package lease deal, etc.

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AKRA Round 2 at The ‘Gong

Eighty-two entries fronted at Wollongong for the second round of AKRA’s Championship last weekend. Judging by the quotes in the results, much fun was had!

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O/S Aussie Wrap

A couple of Australians competed in karting events overseas last weekend. James Wharton had a strong finish inside the top ten of the OK final at the European Championship opener in Belgium, while Victorian KZ2 driver Blaine Densley contested the third round of the ProKart Series in New Zealand.

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Vic Metro Series, Round 2

The people at Pucka have been kept busy with two big events in a row. Mitch McLellan reports from the second round of the Vic Metro Series that attracted around 130 entries on the weekend.

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