New Winners at IAME Euro Series, Round 3

The IAME Euro Series reconvened at the 7 Laghi Kart track in Italy for the third round last weekend. Despite taking place in the middle of summer with 35-degree temperatures, thunderstorms were a frequent threat throughout (includes video stream).

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AKC Update

Karting Australia has distributed an update regarding the remaining rounds of the 2021 Australian Kart Championship, reminding competitors the intent is to run all 5 rounds, but there is unlikely to be any racing prior October 1st.

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Three Days of Racing at Midsummer Mashup

The Midsummer Mashup was the fourth round of the 2021 Texas Sprint Racing Series, featuring racing under lights over a Thursday through Saturday stretch last week.

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25th Running of Lismore Young Guns

Despite lockdown restrictions in parts of NSW, the Lismore Kart club was able to get the 25th Anniversary Young Guns in the books with drivers from NSW, the ACT and Queensland.

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Preview: TaG Restricted Titles / Ipswich Round 4

The huge numbers for karting events in South East Queensland will continue this weekend, with another 265 entries confirmed for the 4th Round of the Ipswich Kart Club Championships on Saturday that will feature TaG Restricted Light, Medium and Masters.

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Antonelli & Slater Crowned European Champions

After a shabby qualifying, James Wharton made it through to the final at the conclusive round of the European Championships in Spain on the weekend. Italy’s Andrea Kimi Antonelli (Kart Republic/IAME) and Britain’s Freddie Slater (Kosmic/Vortex) won the titles.

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Gippsland’s July Race Day

The Gippsland Go Kart Club’s July race day featured another new driver to the sport, Harry Jones making his first start in the Cadet 12 class. Race wrap, results and photos.

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Aussie Wins at Euro Rotax Round

Lachlan Robinson enjoyed another strong performance at the latest Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy round, finishing first on the road in both Senior MAX finals in Germany.

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Champions of the Future Battle Spanish Heat

Two big fields of OK and OK Junior battled 37-deg temperatures at the Zuera round of the Champions of the Future series. James Wharton made the final but was not able to feature.

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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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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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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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Qld Championship Postponed

This weekend’s Queensland Kart Championship at Emerald has been postponed due to the snap lockdowns that are about to come into effect in parts of the state.

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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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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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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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