Quick News!

Lots of catch-up news in this post, such as: The Noise shunts, a new Sera, win free stickers, RIP, Wagga upgrade, reverse radiator, etc

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New Formula K Dealer

Formula K Kart Australia has announced XXX Paintball & Karts as its Western Australian dealer for Formula K karts and IPK spares & accessories.

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Temporary Tyre Rule Rescinded

The temporary class rule adjustment for wet tyres in the Cadet and KA4 Junior classes has now been rescinded. With freight delays for the Bridgestone tyres now resolved, these classes revert to their regulated rubber from September 1st.

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Two Karting Icons Pass

It has been a sad few days for Australian karting with two prominent industry and karting identities passing away within a matter of days – Alf Capri and Neil Coleman.

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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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Tillotson Buys Out PVL

The Irish Tillotson organisation, best known in karting for its carburetors, has purchased all the assets of the German PVL organisation, best known in karting for its ignition systems.

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Quick News!

Bit of a catch-up here! A real mixed bag of news briefs and videos from various aspects of the sport covering many topics. Don’t miss out, jump in!

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Tyre Prices for 2022

The Recommended Retail Pricing has been revealed for the LeCont and Maxxis kart tyres that will be used in almost all Karting Australia classes from 2022. The figures here include GST but not freight.

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Homebush Karts Changes Hands

There has been a change in ownership of Homebush Karts. Troy Boldy, of Australian Kart Racers Alliance (AKRA) fame and owner of Wollongong Kart Raceway, recently added Homebush Karts’ retail and online shop to his portfolio.

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Tyre Talk – Rubber News from KA

After revealing new tyre supply contracts for the majority of its classes earlier this month, Karting Australia has provided more information surrounding the products and process of selection with the following ‘Competition Tyre FAQs’ statement.

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LeCont & Maxxis The New KA Tyres for 2022

The Karting Australia Board has selected the LeCont and Maxxis tyre brands as the successful tenderers to supply tyres for the Karting Australia sanctioned karting for the period 1st January …

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FIA ‘Kart Body Protection’ Now In Use

Competitors in OK and OK-Junior at the Genk round of the European Championship last month wore the new FIA homologated Kart Body Protection vests, which will become mandatory in FIA Competitions from January next year.

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Four Clubs Receive Government Grants

Four Karting Australia-affiliated clubs in Victoria have recently been announced as recipients of a total of $751,049 in government grants courtesy of the Victorian Government Community Motorsport Program.

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Admin Job Vacancy at KNSW

Karting NSW is looking to appoint a Business Administration Trainee. The successful applicant must be eligible for a traineeship with the aim of gaining a Certificate IV in Business Administration qualification.

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Electric Kart Championships

Electric kart championships are starting to pop up around the world. BlueShockRace has two categories and power output levels kicking off in Europe next month.

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Jacques Launches Villeneuve Kart

1997 Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve has entered the world of competitive kart racing by launching a signature chassis range bearing his famous family name.

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