Newcastle 7-Hour This Sunday
This Sunday (September 12) the ‘Newcastle 7 Hour’ will run in conjunction with the seventh round of the 2010 Powered by Honda ProKart Australia NSW Endurance Kart Championship and it certainly promises to provide plenty of excitement from start to finish.
Originally scheduled as the eighth and penultimate round of the NSW Championship to be held on October 17, ProKart Australia switched the rounds with the ‘Canberra 7 Hour’ event and this Sunday will now see the running of the ‘Newcastle 7 Hour’. The ‘Canberra 7 Hour’ event is to be held on October 17 instead as the eighth and penultimate round.
The form team of the past couple of rounds has without a doubt been the # 39 Jets Motorsport team. The pairing of Tim Gresham and Nicky Laskazeski have claimed the winning spoils in the past two rounds and they head into the ‘Newcastle 7 Hour’ as one of the leading contenders.
Teams such as former National and NSW Champions # 66 Team Kaos, this year’s ‘Eastern Creek 6 Hour’ winners # 23 Bell Pipes Racing, # 777 Horsepower Racing, # 21 Walkos Racing and # 2 SCR firm as the other leading contenders and they are no doubt looking to end the winning streak of the Jets Motorsport team.
The ‘Newcastle 7 Hour’ has attracted close to 20 entries and who knows, maybe one of the dark horse teams could spring a surprise and work their way into victory lane at the fall of the chequered flag.
Each team that contests the ‘Newcastle 7 Hour’ has between two and three drivers per team and throughout the race they are required to make numerous pit stops for things such as driver changes, fuel, tyre changes and repairs.
The entire ‘Newcastle 7 Hour’ can be viewed live via the video link on: prokart.racertv.com.au
Practice and qualifying sessions kick off from 8.30am on Sunday morning and then followed by the ‘Newcastle 7 Hour’ race which is scheduled to begin at 10am.
Mt. Sugar Loaf Raceway is located on the corner of Cameron Park Drive and George Booth Drive, Cameron Park.