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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Top Trio Claim Goldstar Triple Crown

You could call it the annual Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar kart racing series’ ‘triple crown’, and despite being incredibly hard to achieve, at the final ‘Championship’ round of the 2020/21 series at Palmerston North last Sunday three drivers – Riley Jack, Jay Urwin and Jackson Culver – had done enough to claim one each.

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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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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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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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Rain in Spain

The second round of the IAME Euro Series took place on the fast and flowing Zuera circuit, but despite the summer-like conditions, it ended with a fully wet Finals day. Report, photos and video.

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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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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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Class Veteran Keeps Winning

Auckland karter Ryan Grant has been racing and winning in New Zealand’s premier 125cc/6-speed KZ2 class for 14 years. And if he continues to drive with the pace, precision and …

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