Another Holdup for Bathurst Kart Track

Work was to have started on the new kart track at Mt Panorama this week, however an emergency declaration under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act is prohibiting work on the site for at least 30 days.

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Junior Sprockets Set To Return

Karting Australia’s Junior Sprockets program, which was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is set to return next month, initially at two venues in Victoria.

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Season Preview: Queensland Superkarts

The Queensland Superkart season kicks off later this month at the daunting Lakeside circuit. Who’s running what this year? The Qld Superkart Club has prepared this preview.

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Pro Tour To Respond to KA Statement

Organisers of the Rotax Pro Tour will respond to the recent statement from Karting Australia that Pro Tour competitors would not be able to qualify for the Grand Finals.

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Rotax Pro Tour – What’s Going On?

Karting Australia has sent a statement to previous Rotax Pro Tour competitors stating that the 2021 Pro Tour is an ‘unrecognised competition’ and that drivers contesting it cannot qualify for the World Finals.

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Big Interest as Mainland Series Re-Boots

Event Preview: one of the first victims of last year’s COVID-19 lockdown, Kartsport New Zealand’s Mainland Series has over 60 karters signed up for the three weekend/six round series that kicks off with a double-header this weekend.

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Melbourne Confirmed for AKC Round 2

Karting Australia has confirmed the second round of the 2021 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol EDGE will be contested as planned at Todd Rd in Melbourne on March 12-14.

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KNSW Opens Control Engine Tender

Karting NSW has released its 2021 control engine tender document (which is publicly available) and is now accepting applications to supply two and four stroke engines for its classes.

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KNSW To Sanction Rotax Pro Tour!

The 2021 Australian Rotax Pro Tour will be run exclusively at events sanctioned by Karting NSW and there will be NINE Grand Final tickets up for grabs.

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Bridgestone & MG for Euro & Worlds

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has confirmed Bridgestone and MG will supply tyres for the 2021 international karting season.

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AKC Round 1 Will Go Ahead

Karting Australia has decided to forge ahead and conduct next weeks’ opening round of the 2021 Australian Kart Championship.

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Karting Cancelled in Victoria

No karting can take place in Victoria this weekend due to the five-day lockdown imposed by the State Government that kicks in at 11:59pm tonight (Friday). This will affect a number of race meetings and organised practice days.

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NEWS BRIEFS!

Some quick news – karting & covid, Vic commentary & PR, AKC race program, sticker offer, Lithgow erection + more. And Jen’s back to talk karting!

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Club To Create Memorial for Late Member

The Combined Districts Kart Club is looking to create a memorial at the Lithgow circuit in recognition of long serving member Russell Grimson who passed away last month.

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Newcastle To Be Resurfaced

The spectacular, undulating and difficult to master Newcastle kart track is about to be resurfaced. The facility will be closed for two stages of works.

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News Briefs!

In this post, multiple updates that cover club/track news, calendar re-schedules, industry info, driver happenings etc – local, national, international.

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Multiple Organisations Team Up for USA Kart GP

Unlikely to see something like this happen in Australia for a while… A group of sanctioning bodies in North America will work together to promote and run a “United States Karting Grand Prix” later this year.

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Massive Entry for Ipswich Race Day

A massive 343 entries have been received for Round 1 of the Ipswich Kart Club Championship this Saturday, an event that is also the opening round of the KZ2/KA2 Qld Series and shakedown for the AKC opener next week.

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FIA Best Of – Tyres

LeCont, MG and Vega respond to questions posed by FIA Karting about the challenges of the 2020 race season.

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AKC Opener Reschedule Confirmed

Karting Australia has confirmed the opening round of the 2021 Australian Kart Championship will now take place on February 19 & 20 at Ipswich. For classes that have vacancies, entries will re-open on February 1st (Monday).

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The Noise Gets Hit With KA Ban

Queensland’s Kevin Davies, of Kev “The Noise” Davies Commentary fame, has been hit with a ban from Karting Australia.

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KNSW Release 2021 Rule Book

Karting NSW has released its 2021 rule books. There are six publications; the overall KNSW Rules & Regulations, plus a handbook for each of five specific disciplines of the sport – Sprint, Enduro, Speedway, Retro and Vintage.

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