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QANTAS Disruption Forces European Star Out of Dash-For-Cash

Italian Roberto Toninelli has been forced to withdraw from this weekend's Rollasole KZ2 Invitational at Kalgoorlie due to the QANTAS disruptions from earlier in the week.

“It is very unfortunate that Roberto, who won the 2010 event, is unable to make it out here"  said Rollasole KZ2 Invitational co-ordinator Michael Patrizi.

"He was a huge fan of the event last year and was extremely excited about coming back this year but unfortunately he isn’t going to be able to.

“We’ve got some of the best drivers from all across the state and a number of Australia’s top drivers coming, so they’ll still put on a great show reaching speeds in excess of 120 km/h.”

Jason Pringle
Above: Jason Pringle, winner of the final round in the 2011 CIK Stars of Karting Series, will be in Kalgoorlie this weekend. pic - AF Images/Budd

There will be in excess of $70,000 of cash and prizes given away across the event, including a $5,000 prize for the winner of the Rollasole KZ2 category in the 30-lap main event on Saturday night.  The winner of the Meritus.GP KF3 Cup will also receive the opportunity to complete a two-day test with Meritus racing in the JK Racing Asia Series car in Sepang.  There is a minimum of $1,500 prize money for all classes at the event.

“The Dash for Cash event is continuing to develop into not only a great event for Western Australian drivers but also competitors from all across Australia,” said Eastern Goldfields Kart Club’s Rosalie Gough.

“Throughout the years the club has worked hard on building this event into a ‘must attend’ on the karting calendar.  With the recent addition over the past couple of years of the higher profile classes we’ve attracted some good interest from drivers in the Eastern states.

Above: Kalgoorlie's Anthony Martin will be competing for the Meritus.GP KF3 Cup
pic - AF Images/Budd

“While a lot of the focus is on the two ‘high profile’ classes, this event is one that is built on the tradition of providing something for all karting competitors and this is highlighted by the great prizes across the board.”

Practice for the event will be held on Friday ahead of racing on Saturday and Sunday.  The main event for the Rollasole KZ2 Invitational will be held underlights on Saturday night.

To view the entry this for this weekend’s event please click here.

The Eastern Goldfields Kart Club is located on Greenhill Road, West Kalgoorlie.