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Grand Prix of Palm Beach Street Race

Karters will race through the streets in a new event on public roads in the United States. The inaugural Grand Prix of Palm Beach will run on November 3-4 along the beautiful West Palm Beach (Florida) waterfront district. Sanctioned by WKA, the 13-turn track will utilise 100% kart specific safety barriers. More info on ekartingnews HERE.

6-Wheeler Karts

A number of teams experimented with 6-wheel race cars in Formula One in the late 70s and ealy 80s. Tyrrell raced their 6-wheeler for two years, while March and Williams only tested their cars, which had the extra wheels at the back.

The concept lit the imagination of several kart designers. In Australia, the most famous 6-wheeler is the "Bill Wallace Special". Built and raced by Bill in the late 70s, this machine is often seen on track during vintage kart demonstrations. But it's not the only 6-wheeler to grace kart tracks in Australia. Overseas, even the likes of Tony Kart played with extra wheels on their chassis. More information and pictures of these incredible karts on the Vintage & Hitstoric Karts Australia website HERE.

Above: The restored Bill Wallace Special

Entry Open For Rotax Pro Tour 6

Entry is now open for the Rotax Pro Tour 6 event in Warwick on 20-22nd July. Download the Supplementary Regulations and Entry form for the event from the Warwick Kart Club website HERE. All enquiries in relation to entering for the event should be directed to the host club. Entries close on Wednesday 11th July 2012.

TEKA Promo Video

TEKA has posted a great video clip on youtube, promoting endurance karting and their upcoming event at Newcastle at the end of July.

Teams Event For Whyalla City Titles

The Whyalla Go Kart Club will start a perpetual trophy for a teams award at the Whyalla City Titles on June 30/July1. Each team will consist of three drivers (at least one driver must be aged 7-16) and the team with the lowest accumulated points wins. The track will be used in both directions during the meeting. Further event details can be found via the Race Calendar page HERE.

More Power Per Ton Than A Bugatti Veyron

The people at BRC Engineering have bolted two of their BRC150 engines to a kart, producing over 620hp per ton (and that's with the driver aboard). More details on karting1.co.uk HERE.







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