Qld Endurance Kart Championship Heads To South Burnett

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This Saturday (April 18) the South Burnett Kart Track, near Nanango in Queensland, is set to play host to the third round of the Powered by Honda ProKart Australia Queensland Endurance Kart Championship which is named the ‘Nanango 6 Hour’.

Currently heading the leader board in the Queensland Championship are the Adrenalin Rush Karting pair and they certainly served notice to all their rivals by recording a dominant 1 - 2 finish during the previous round, the ‘Cooloola 7 Hour’, last month. There is questioning that the two Adrenalin Rush Karting teams go into this Saturday’s ‘Nanango 6 Hour’ as the favourites.

Just behind the Adrenalin Rush Karting teams in the Queensland Championship point standings in equal third are the two Team 5150051R outfits and they are both aiming to work their way onto the podium and their consistency should aid them in their quest for podium success at the ‘Nanango 6 Hour’. For Team 5051150R the ‘Nanango 6 Hour’ is regarded as their home circuit and that has given them plenty of extra motivation to achieve strong results.

New South Wales (NSW) based Wollongong City Raceway Jets team have dominated the opening three rounds of the NSW Championship and they are a strong chance to continue their good run of form at this Saturday’s ‘Nanango 6 Hour’. The Wollongong City Raceway Jets claimed the opening round of the Queensland Championship down at Oran Park Raceway (NSW) in what were the combined National, NSW and QLD round of the Powered by Honda ProKart Australia Endurance Kart Championships.

One team that hasn’t had the best starts to this year’s Queensland Championship is PDS Grand Prix and last year’s ‘Gold Coast 12 Hour’ winners would love nothing more than to bounce back to form with a victory or a finish on the podium this Saturday. With new signing Luke Delaurence (formerly of DQ International), PDS Grand Prix are as well placed as they have ever been to contend for victory.

The likes of www.resisales.com.au team, who are fresh from their third place finish on the podium in the ‘Cooloola 6 Hour’, along with RPM Racing, Viper Racing, Team BAR and BF Racing shouldn’t be left out of contention in regards to upset performances that just might see them finish on the podium at the completion of the ‘Nanango 6 Hour’.

Saturday’s ‘Nanango 6 Hour’ is 1/3 of the distance to this year’s Queensland Championship that is to be held over a total of nine rounds. Endurance Karting consistently brings in plenty of race action and sees the switch of race positions throughout the race due to drivers having to pit, driver changes, and re-fuel. The race action itself is also a test for the drivers themselves as they must drive for long periods at a time which will test their driving skills and also test each team with their preparation and team work. In Endurance Kart racing it is not always the fastest team that wins, but those who are most consistent, have good race strategy, race craft, reliability and speed. .

Practice and qualifying session’s commence from 9.25am on Saturday morning with qualifying at 1pm before the ‘Nanango 6 Hour’ race is set to starts at 10.25pm. With the race progressing through the afternoon and into the night, the “Nanango 6 Hour” will be the ProKart Australia’s first event under lights in 2009 and this will provide the Queensland based teams with somewhat of an advantage prior to ProKart Australia’s signature 24 hour race at Raleigh International Raceway (NSW) in June this year.

The South Burnett Kart Track is located at 13838 D’Aguilar Highway, Nanango, Queensland, 4615. Nanango is located 2 hours North West of Brisbane.


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