25th Running of Lismore Young Guns

Despite lockdown restrictions in parts of NSW, the Lismore Kart club was able to get the 25th Anniversary Young Guns in the books with drivers from NSW, the ACT and Queensland.

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Preview: TaG Restricted Titles / Ipswich Round 4

The huge numbers for karting events in South East Queensland will continue this weekend, with another 265 entries confirmed for the 4th Round of the Ipswich Kart Club Championships on Saturday that will feature TaG Restricted Light, Medium and Masters.

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Antonelli & Slater Crowned European Champions

After a shabby qualifying, James Wharton made it through to the final at the conclusive round of the European Championships in Spain on the weekend. Italy’s Andrea Kimi Antonelli (Kart Republic/IAME) and Britain’s Freddie Slater (Kosmic/Vortex) won the titles.

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Alf Capri Tribute at Nugget C&D Titles

The late Alf Capri was celebrated at the Cooloola Coast Kart Club last weekend during the running of The Golden Nugget C & D Titles. The Noise caught it on video.

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Video: Rotax Float Height Lever Measuring

Derek at Power Republic shows various methods to measure the float arm height in the Dellorto carburetor on the Rotax MAX engine, including using the new gauge from Rotax.

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Gippsland’s July Race Day

The Gippsland Go Kart Club’s July race day featured another new driver to the sport, Harry Jones making his first start in the Cadet 12 class. Race wrap, results and photos.

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Aussie Wins at Euro Rotax Round

Lachlan Robinson enjoyed another strong performance at the latest Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy round, finishing first on the road in both Senior MAX finals in Germany.

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Champions of the Future Battle Spanish Heat

Two big fields of OK and OK Junior battled 37-deg temperatures at the Zuera round of the Champions of the Future series. James Wharton made the final but was not able to feature.

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Storm Lashes NZ Schools Championship

New Zealand’s top school-age karters proved their mettle as torrential rain lashed the Tokoroa circuit that hosted the 103 entries for this year’s KartSport NZ National Schools’ Championship meeting on Saturday.

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Reader Poll: Karters & COVID Vaccination

There are new lockdowns, border and travel restrictions, race meetings postponed, Government promoting vaccination, dissidents promoting the opposite. Regardless of where you sit in the political/ethical/medical/logical landscape, we’d like to know where you, the karter, sits regarding COVID vaccination.

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Temporary Tyre Rule Change

Karting Australia has advised its licence holders of a temporary change to the permitted wet weather tyres in the Cadet 9, Cadet 12 and KA4 classes, allowing various tyres from Vega, Dunlop, MG and Mojo to be used alongside the regulated Bridgestone.

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Antonelli & Keeble Take Euro Round 3

While Freddie Slater was busy celebrating imminent victory in the Junior final, Harley Keeble snatched it by 0.002s in a photo finish at Sarno on the weekend. Australian James Wharton finished 12th in the OK final (includes video).

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Poles in Sarno

Italian Andrea Kimi Antonelli and American James Egozi have qualified fastest for round 3 of the European OK and Junior Championship at Sarno, Italy, this weekend. James Wharton posted the 18th fastest time in OK.

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Quick News!

From local club-based news and information to what’s happening on the global scene; check out today’s news briefs to stay in touch with the karting world!

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Gippsland’s June Race Day

Race karts, and lots of P-platers, returned to the track in Morwell last weekend for the Gippsland Go Kart Club’s June race day.

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Griff Top Tens WSK Euro Series Final

Griffin Peebles put in another strong performance in the WSK Euro Series last weekend, placing 7th in the Mini final at the last round. The effort placed him 11th in the championship that featured massive fields at each event (includes official Finals Day report & event video wrap).

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AIDKA Calls Off NT Titles

The Australian Independent Dirt Kart Association has cancelled the 2021 running of the Northern Territory Titles that was scheduled for July 9 to 11. The event had received 217 nominations.

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Route 66 at Road America

Stop number two of the 2021 Route 66 Sprint Series took teams and competitors to Road America, Elkhart Lake, over the June 25-27 weekend.

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Wharton Strong at Wackersdorf

James Wharton charged to eighth place in the KZ2 final at the first round of the European Championship in Germany last weekend. Includes official report and results.

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Texas Summer Shootout

The Texas Sprint Racing Series reached the halfway point of the 2021 season after hosting 168 entries for the Summer Shootout weekend at Speedsportz Racing Park earlier this month.

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Hot Qualifying at Euro Championship

Temperatures exceeded 30 degrees in Germany for the qualifying sessions of the FIA Karting European Championship round at Wackersdorf. It is the first time MG tyres are being used in KZ, KZ2 and Academy Trophy. Includes link to follow James Wharton’s progress.

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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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