New WA Series Has Karters Buzzing

AKA press release

Kart Racers from all across Western Australia are buzzing with the sport set to enter a new era this weekend with the opening round of the Kart Stars WA Series being held at the Cockburn Raceway.

The four-round Series replaces the old WA State Title Series and with over $20,000 worth of prizes to be given away it is sure to attract the best young racers from across the state.

Karting is the breeding ground for the majority of today’s top line V8 Supercar and Formula One drivers with drivers, both boys and girls, being able to get behind the wheel from the age of seven.

“In the world of motorsport it is a well known fact that karting is not only where the stars are born but also where many youngster can learn valuable driving skills well before they are old enough to drive on the roads,” said Australian Karting Association (WA) President Gary Light.

“In the past Western Australian karting has introduced some great talent onto the motorsport scene, none more so than 2007 V8 Supercar Champion Garth Tander.

“The Kart Stars WA Series will move karting in this state into the next era and hopefully set a standard which will produce the next stars while also providing a platform to educate kids, and people of all ages for that matter, about driver technique and car control in a safe controlled environment.”

Racing for the ten categories – ranging from the Midgets (aged 7 to 10 years) to the more experience in life, the Over 40’s – will begin at 9am with each driver competing in five heats across the day.

The Cockburn circuit is 1070 metres in length and is located at Gemma Road, Henderson.