Wollongong 1000 Preview

press release

A capacity grid is expected to line up to contest the annual Wollongong 1000 that is to be held this Saturday (March 7) at Wollongong City Raceway in what is also the second round of the Powered by Honda ProKart Australia New South Wales (NSW) Endurance Kart Championship.

The Wollongong City Raceway circuit is only allowed by law to have 28 teams on the circuit at one particular time and with the opening round last month seeing a record 35 teams entered, it’s not only fierce out on the circuit but also tough fighting it out for spots on the grid.

Defending Wollongong 1000 winners, the Wollongong City Raceway Jets, couldn’t have hoped for a better start to the year after they dominated the opening round of the NSW Championship, the Oran Park 7 Hour that was held last month at Oran Park Raceway.

With the Wollongong City Raceway Jets fielding the very experienced and former multiple Australian Go Kart Champion and ex Formula Ford racer Jason Varley as part of their driver line-up this year they’re certainly going to be tough to beat. The Wollongong City Raceway Jets are one of the most consistent teams in ProKart Australia competition and their winning record backs up their form.

Apart from the Wollongong City Raceway Jets; those teams looking to bring home the winning honours in the Wollongong 1000 include: defending NSW Champions Team Kaos, KBC Racing, Kart Blanche, Adrenalin Rush Karting, Horsepower Racing, the two Illawarra Karts and Parts teams and a host of others.

Each team contesting the Wollongong 1000 has between two to three drivers per team and throughout the race they are required to make numerous pit stops for driver changes, fuel, tyres and any other necessary pit stops.

Endurance Karting is one of the most exciting and tactical forms of Motorsport and over a distance of 1000 laps around Wollongong City Raceway anything can happen. The winners in Endurance Karting may not be the fastest out of the circuit but sometimes consistency can conquer all in the end.

Practice and qualifying sessions begin from 9am on Saturday and the Wollongong 1000 race is scheduled to begin at 12pm and go into the night.  

The Wollongong City Raceway circuit is located on the corner of West Dapto Road and the Princes Highway at Kembla Grange on the South Coast of NSW.


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