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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Remaining AKC Rounds Postponed

With growing COVID restrictions this week, Karting Australia has decided to postpone next week’s round 4 of the Australian Kart Championship and will push back the fifth round as well.

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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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Preview: NZ Schools’ Championship

Having missed last year due to COVID, the 18th running of KartSport New Zealand’s National Schools’ Championship will take place this weekend with over 100 kids entered for the event.

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Driver PR: Chadd Moore, ELKC Race Day

Chadd Moore took on the July round of the Eastern Lions Kart Club Championship over the weekend, now taking on the premier KA3 Junior class in preparation for a big 2022 season.

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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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How-To Video: Avoid Disaster

You’re on the grid, the gate slides open, you push the button to start the engine – but nothing happens… This week’s Power Republic video shows how to switch out a failed button with an after market replacement.

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Vale Yvonne Tolmer

South Australian karting is in mourning with the passing yesterday of iconic Southern Go Kart Club Life Member Yvonne Tolmer.

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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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FIA 2022 Calendars

The World Motorsport Council has approved the date change for this year’s OK and OK Junior World Championship, plus the 2022 International racing calendar.

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Green Light Still On for AKC Round

Karting Australia has confirmed it intends for the Australian Kart Championship round scheduled for July 23-25 at the Puckapunyal circuit in regional Victoria to go ahead. Interstate competitors will have to obtain the relevant travel permit to enter Victoria.

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Interview: Patrik Hajek

“I have much more responsibility as a team manager than as a driver!” These are the words of Patrik Hajek, former world champion as a driver, now team manager for the factory Exprit team.

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Quick News!

From local club-based news and information to what’s happening on the global scene; check out today’s news briefs to stay in touch with the karting world!

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Aussies Overseas

A couple of Aussies have been performing well overseas the past week. Griffin Peebles celebrated his final event in the Mini class with a podium at the latest Italian Championship round, while Lachlan Robinson just missed the podium at the second round of the BNL Karting Series in Belgium.

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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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How To: Remove a Kart Engine

It’s another back to basics how-to video from Power Republic this week, Derek demonstrating the removing of a kart engine, in this case a Vortex Mini RoK off a Tony Kart Cadet chassis, but the process is more or less the same for most other engines.

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Preview: IKC TaG Restricted Titles

After a bit of a mid season break in racing, action returns to Ipswich Kart Club on Saturday the 31st of July with the 4th Round of the club championship and the IKC TaG Restricted Titles for Light, Medium and Masters divisions.

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New Date for QLD Championship

Having been postponed due to the snap Queensland COVID lockdown, a new date has now been confirmed for the Queensland Kart Championship at Emerald.

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Interview: Ariel Elkin, Israeli OK Driver

Hailing from Haifa in Israel, Ariel Elkin (14 years old) has decided to give 100% to his karting career and to do anything he can to get himself noticed so that he can access single-seaters in the best circumstances in the future.

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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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