Karters Set For End of Season Enduro

AKA press release

While the majority of competitors in Australian motorsport have already hung up their helmets for the year, eighty of the country’s best kart racers still have one more major event this weekend – the TIMC Enduro.

The third annual end of season charity enduro will see over forty teams of two drivers each take to the circuit at the TIMC complex located on Cook Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria this Saturday.

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Above: The third annual end of season charity enduro will be contested this Saturday.
(Pic: photowagon.com.au)

Inspired by one of Australia’s most successful kart racers, Matthew Wall, the event is designed to provide an opportunity for drivers to enjoy the sport in a fun, enjoyable and relaxed environment.

“At all of the championships throughout the year everyone is pretty focused on winning, this event is more about putting the fun back into the sport and making sure that everyone has a good time while raising money for the Royal Childrens Hospital,” said Wall.

During the inaugural event, won by the Victorian pair of Josh Arandt and Daniel Rochford, competitors completed 238 laps of the one-kilometre circuit over the four-hour period. Last year’s event, held in extremely wet conditions, was won by Aaron Ivermee and Jordie Lindstrom ahead of the Price brothers – Bart and Shane.

“This event is very different to anything else on the karting calendar. It’s not about who can be the fastest over one lap, or 20 laps for that matter, it is more about the tactics and enjoying the thrill of kart racing,” added Wall.

Two of the teams expected to figure prominently in this weekend’s event is the David Sera/Kel Treseder combination and an entry by Matthew Wall/Shane Price, between them, this quartet have won an amazing 25 National Championships.

Long-time kart racers Remo Luciani and Shayne Piper will also team up for the event using a new Monaco X1-30 chassis and Parilla X30 engine.

While their main focus is the win in the Masters category this pairing believe they have a serious shot at winning outright.

"We decided to team up together because we are both over 40 and have many years of experience. We have both won Australian Championships, so we know what is required to win," said Luciani.

“Both of us are fit and up to the task of completing the four-and-a-half hours in our age group. We will certainly give those young fellas a run for their money!"

The TIMC Enduro, which begins at 12:30pm, will be proceeded by a Vintage kart demonstration, Junior Enduro and a 30-lap Clubman feature race. (Vintage demo's at 8:50-9:00 and 11:25-11:35am)


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