The Story of the Gladiator 250

The Gladiator was an Australian-built superkart that got under the lap record at Lakeside and competed at the Gold Coast Indy. But its design was soon superseded with later technology. Chryss Jamieson tells its story.

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Behind The Scenes of GO!

The Aussie-made movie GO! was based around our favourite sport. We got to interview the film’s Motorsport Consultant and lead character stunt double, BD Soutar-Dawson.

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The White Tony Kart

Victorian karter Vas Filips has made a name for himself in the retro-karting world, stripping former race karts and rebuilding them to concourse condition for other people. But this time, he did one for himself. In white.

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Once Upon a Time…

A track tucked into the edge of a NSW forest near a town of just 500 people was once the annual go-to place for the European factory teams and drivers.

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Rod Clee: SA Official Of The Year

Rod Clee started in karting with his son Darren in 1983. He’s been pit crew, scrutineer, steward, delegate and a bunch of other things ever since!

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Broken Bones Can’t Stop Jimmy Piszcyk

Despite a broken ankle, and then later a collarbone, hampering his year, Adelaide-based karter Jimmy Piszcyk had a solid run in Cadet 12, taking out a State Championship, winning races at National level and competing overseas.

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Remo’s Vlog From France

Remo Luciani attended the IAME International Final to support the Australian drivers. An IAME Staff wristband and his contacts in international racing allowed him to grab these behind-the-scenes videos while in France.

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Kart Retro – Rediscovering The 100cc Screamers

Blake Curtis was a 90s karter. He hasn’t raced in over 15 years. But last weekend the former CIK Australian Championship competitor re-discovered the sport at Eastern Creek.

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DAP GP A-Frame Restoration

A successful racer and part of a dedicated karting family in the 1980s, George Johnson has turned his hand to restoring karts. Here’s the ‘build diary’ for his much treasured DAP GP A-frame.

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Pace Images’ Top Ten Photos of 2017

Pace Images’ Ben Roehlen has given us permission to publish his Top Ten favourite photos from 2017. Here they all are with Ben’s comments on each…

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TracKart: Doing Things Differently

It seems we are increasingly in the age of ‘cookie-cutter’ kart design, but the A-framed TracKart Hammerhead 4C has some refreshing design features to mix things up. Tech analysis

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Interview: Jen Wade

Anyone who’s watched the coverage of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals each year will be familiar with Jen Wade. For many, the Euro-based Australian has been the public face of the event, a key presenter of all the interesting off-track content.

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We’ve Had A Tune-Up!

It’s taken some heavy modification, changes to the set-up and then some fine tuning, but finally, a more competitive version of KartSportNews has hit the track! Check out the new look and new features.

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Aussies Head To Sodi World Series Final

Clay Seaborne in action at Pimpama (pic - Jeff Smith)

A bunch of Australian kart racers are heading to France to contest the 2017 Sodi World Series Final. Eleven of them qualified via Xtreme Karting Pimpama’s Sodi Series. Three teams …

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