Karting Essentials: Safety Gear

What’s the safety gear you need to go karting? Derek at Power Republic runs through the essential equipment you need (or should have!) to reduce the risk of injury in a karting crash.

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KNSW Opens Up Practice Tyre Regs

Karting NSW has opened up its tyre rules to allow any recognised competition kart tyre to be used in ‘unofficial’ practice sessions at its tracks. The organisation acted on a rule change request put forward from a member.

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Preview: KZ World Championship & KZ2 Super Cup

James Wharton will contest the International Super Cup for KZ2 this weekend at the Kristianstad circuit in Sweden. Up against 100 other drivers, this is the effective ‘world title’ for the category and boasts a far bigger field than the KZ World Championship class.

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Karting Victoria COVID Update

Karting Victoria has issued the following update to its clubs regarding where it sits with the current COVID restrictions. Basically, there’s nothing happening until the State Government advises otherwise.

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World Championship Entry Still Open

It’s anyone’s guess what the numbers will be for the OK and Junior World Championship in Brazil later this year.

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Karting Australia Court Case Statement

Karting Australia has expressed its concern about the impact last week’s NSW Supreme Court judgment could have on the operation of the AKA Track Development Fund.

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Preview: Ipswich KA100 Titles

A special presentation to honour late karting legend Alf Capri will be held at the Ipswich Kart Club this Saturday as part of the club’s KA100 Titles meeting & 5th round of the IKC Championship.

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Qld Superkart Series, Round 4

After much “on again, off again” and calendar shuffling, the fourth round of the Queensland Superkart Club Championship Series was finally held at Queensland Raceway on August 21-22. Here’s the race report, photos and series points.

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Karting 101: Throttle Cables

Here’s Power Republic’s weekly tech video, this time with tips about throttle cables – replacement, adjustment and care.

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More Try Karting at Ipswich

Despite the difficulties of various COVID lockdowns during 2021, the Ipswich Kart Club has still been able to conduct three Come-and-Try days this year. The most recent was on Saturday when 34 newbies got to try out the sport.

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Keeping The Superkarts Running

What’s it take to keep a bunch of Superkarts running? The Queensland-based Weier Family Racing team has been posting updates about the trials and tribulations of going racing in the road race divisions.

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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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2022 WSK Calendar

WSK Promotion has announced an ambitious 12-event program for 2022. The provisional schedule, utilising only circuits in Italy, kicks off at Adria with the Champions Cup in January, followed by…

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Fallen Race Tracks

Race tracks come, and race tracks go. The Queensland Superkart Club recently published a look at three iconic Australian circuits that sadly no longer exist.

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Top Gun Dad’s Lockdown Challenge

A bunch of karting Dads will take to the track this Friday night in the Top Gun Team Dads’ iRacing Challenge – and we’re told there will be beers involved… (EDIT: live stream link added)

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Kinsman Dominates Prokart Series Round

An absolutely dominant win in the premier KZ2 class at the penultimate round of the ProKart Series at Tokoroa on Sunday has given ace Auckland driver Mat Kinsman a valuable points buffer ahead of the final round at Hamilton next month. Report/photos/results from NZ.

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King Of The Hill

The 2021 edition of the King Of The Hill was a cracker, 240 entries racing on a wet track into the night at Hurricane Go Kart Club. Here’s Chris Mitchell’s event wrap, including footage of all the finals, presentations and even the heat racing.

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Parked Up Talk Karting

The latest episode of the Parked Up podcast features a lot of talk about karting, with Mark Winterbottom and David Sera.

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