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Karting News Briefs

  17 October 2012

Dot points of go karting news:

  • A submission has been put forward to the AMRC to make centre-mounted fuel tanks compulsory in Superkarts. The proposal calls for an introductory period where all new karts need to have a centre mounted tank, and all currently log-booked karts will have until their first competition in 2014 to comply. The aim is to improve safety in the event of an accident by reducing the likelihood of a fuel tank rupture in a side impact.

  • Queensland karter Keishi Ayukai has picked up sponsorship from Brisbane based M&M Fitness Vitamins and Supplements. As part of the deal, which commenced at the NSW State Championships in Coffs Harbour, M&M fitness are offering the entire karting community 10% discount on all instore and online purchases. "We support a vast range of athletes to reach peak health and performance" said Liam Kelly from M&M Fitness. "We are fully aware of the physical and mental demands in motorsport and effective supplementation can not only help your training off the track, but also maintain maximum concentration and energy on race days." The company has put together a 'Motorsport Stack' which was compiled and tested with Keishi and will soon be available online.

    Above: Keishi Ayukai in action during NSW Championships (pic - Coopers Photography)

  • Members from the NSW Superkart Club will be providing six karts to put on display at the Sydney Telstra 500 V8 Supercars event the first weekend in December. Four karts will be on the club's own stand and two will be used on the CAMS stand.

  • The 'Day Two' instalment of Jake Parsons' Skip Barber Karting Shootout is now on the AKA site. Click HERE to have a read.

  • The Australian Auto-Sport Alliance (AASA) will be running an Australian Superkart National Championship in 2013. The event will be held at Wakefield Park on November 23/24. Fields will be split into Gearbox and Non-Gearbox groups to reduce interference and allow all competitors to enjoy the other classes racing.

  • According to TKart, KZ star Jeremy Iglesias will join Luxor (Lenzokart group, the Sicilian brand headed by Michele Lenzo) it was announced at the WSK Cup final. Iglesias spent six years with the Intrepid Driver Program. The event also saw Dorian Boccolacci aboard ART Grand Prix, though word is he is still shopping around other brands for 2013.