Brock Plumb Confirms Junior Pro CIK

press release

Thirteen-year-old Brock Plumb of Forest Lake, Queensland, and his Birel kart will contest the Pro Junior (KF3) class of the 2010 CIK Stars of Karting Series.

Plumb (below) entered the sport as a Midget at eight years of age after being introduced to the sport by his father Glen, who raced himself some 20 years earlier.

brock plumb and birle kart for cik

Now, the Ipswich Boys Grammar Student and 2008 Queensland Rookie State Champion, is excited to take the next step in his karting career courtesy of the CIK Stars of Karting Series.

“I am really looking forward to stepping up my karting campaign and running in the big events for 2010 – and it doesn’t get any bigger than CIK!” said Plumb.

“I think with the twin long final format, combined with the fact that the tyres used will generate huge lateral forces - strength and fitness will be a major deciding factor at a number of the events for the series.

“Because of that, I have already started a fitness program to help me be prepared for handling the high powered monster I will be steering in the Pro Junior class.

“The engine horsepower is going to be awesome and the racing is sure to be spectacular and challenging – I can’t wait: Bring it on!”

Plumb will be racing a Birel kart supported by Birel importer Champions Way Kart Suppliers – with Plumb sure to draw extensively on the shop owners’ extensive CIK knowledge.

“For me, the 2010 CIK Stars of Karting Series will be a true team event,” said Plumb.

“Greg Suhle and Ron Paul, the owners of Champions Way Kart Suppliers, will be supporting me in my campaign and with their extensive CIK knowledge and experience I know they will be a great help to me as I look to succeed in the CIK Stars of Karting ranks.

Above: Plumb crosses the line for victory in the 2008 Queensland Championship

“Graham Armstrong will be in charge of my engine servicing and has a reputation for building some of the country’s top engines including the Rotax Tyler Greenbury used in 2009, and of course there is a whole range of other team members including my dad Glen who will all work together to get me on the track and I couldn’t be looking at this campaign without them.”

The CIK Stars of Karting Series will kick off in Newcastle on March 5-7 and will incorporate championships for the Pro Light (KF1), Pro Gearbox (KZ2) and Pro Junior (KF3) categories.
Competitors in the Pro Light category will use the 125cc IAME KF specification engine, as used in the 2009 championship that was won by Newcastle driver Hayden McBride. The Pro Gearbox drivers will take to the track powered by a six-speed 125cc gearbox machine while the Pro Junior drivers will use a 125cc Vortex KF3 specification engine.

Driver's looking to register their interest in the series or purchase a KF specification engine for use in the series should contact Peter Galvin on 0433 042 900.

Running in conjunction with the series will also be a Clubman and Junior National category, where competitors will be vying for the East Coast Title, along with one class chosen by the host club.