Training Day with A World Champion

Former World and European Champion Marijn Kremers will be running a training day at Ipswich next week, imparting his expertise on driving KZ2 karts.

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Video: Problem Solving On The Run

Derek from Power Republic is back on track and problem solving on the run as he shows a newcomer how to get the most from a series of practice sessions.

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Dezzie Goes Superkarting

Power Republic’s latest video is a bit different to previous episodes. Dezzie got himself a second-hand gearbox kart, cleaned it up, prepped it for road racing, then headed out to Queensland Raceway.

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Video: Karting Q&A

Here’s a big Q&A session with Derek at Power Republic. It covers a wide range of questions, from driving to maintenance to tuning!

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Plumbing The Radiator

Here’s the low-down and handy tips on fitting all the bits that go between the engine and the radiator on a water-cooled engine, in this case an IAME X30.

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Tech: Operating The Mini ROK Without Fuel Return

With the recent KA re-homologation of the Vortex Mini ROK engine stipulating the carburettor cannot have a fuel return line fitted (as per the international Mini ROK regulations), some parents will need to make some adjustments to their Cadet driver’s engine.

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How To: IAME Radiator Installation

In this video, Dez is talking X30 radiator installation – what comes in the kit from IAME, tips on fitting it to the chassis plus what he uses from New Line to upgrade the support bracket.

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Video: Engine Mounts

What are the different types of engine mount and which is best for you and your karting situation?

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How-To: Reclaim Horsepower

Video – Power Republic’s Derek Jones shows three ways to clean the exhaust on your kart, a process that can regain lost horsepower!

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Karting Questions Answered

It’s Q & A Time! Here’s a new video from Power Republic answering a bunch of karters’ questions; “What should I do?” – from classes and coolant to torsion bars, pipe cleaning and a whole lot more.

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Getting Into Karting

Know someone who’s interested in getting into karting? If so, point them to this video – five steps to get started in karting.

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The Fast Seat Adjusters

Seat position is one of the key factors that impacts kart handling because it has a huge effect on the balance of the kart. The “Fast Adjusters” featured in this video make moving the seat a whole lot easier!

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Fitting a KA100 To A Kart

In this tech video, Derek and the team at Power Republic show how easy it is to fit an IAME KA100 engine to a new Tony Kart chassis, ready to hit the race track!

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Quick News

Karting news briefs from around the globe… Alice arrives in France, Aussie ‘Kart to Survive’ doco, Junior Sprockets dates, club promotion, plus lots of industry snippets.

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How To: Change Brake Seals

In this new how-to tech video, Derek at Power Republic shows how to swap out the seals of a Tony Kart EVS master cylinder to repair the brakes – including a handy little trick with a 3D-printed tool.

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How-To: Fix Leaking Rims

If you’ve got a leaky rim, it does not necessarily mean you have to fork out cash for a brand new (and, most likely, rather expensive!) wheel.

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Video: Replacing Crankshaft Seals

Leaky crankshaft seals will rob performance in a two-stroke engine. In this video by Power Republic, Derek shows how to replace the seals on an IAME kart racing engine without …

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How-To: Change The Steering Column

You’ve had a prang and bent the steering column. Derek Jones shows how to quickly change out the steering column for a new one in this latest Karting Basics how-to video from Power Republic.

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How-To: Replace Bent Tie-Rods

Power Republic goes back to basics in this instructional tech video, how to swap out damaged tie-rods (steering rods) with new ones.

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Dyno Test: Old v New Rotax Restrictor

In this week’s Power Republic video, Derek throws an engine on the dyno and does a direct comparison of last year’s exhaust restrictor to this years and lets the wiggly lines of the dyno run tell the tale.

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The New Tyres

Most of the active Karting Australia karters have probably now raced on the new tyres for 2022 from Maxxis and LeCont. How have you managed on the new rubber?

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How-To: Fix Starter Issues on the X30

In this week’s Power Republic tech video, Derek demonstrates how to change the IAME X30 bendix and starter motor, then runs though what other common things to check if you have trouble firing up your X30 or TaG engine.

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Off-Season Superkart Prep

The last race of the season has been run & won. So, time to throw the kart in the trailer and wait until next year, right? Not really…

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