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Karting News Briefs

  26 November 2012

A few bits from the world of karting...

  • Rotax World Final updates from the perspective of the Australians will be posted via the Rotax Pro Tour Twitter and facebook pages. The race numbers to look for in the various classes are - Junior Max: Burton-Harris 118, Golding 133, Randle 157. Senior Max: Lehane 241, Mawson 246, Rochford 258. DD2: Ensbey 323, Pringle 345, Woolston 368. DD2 Masters: Coghlan 418, Leighton 434, Ruiz 449.

  • Blake Choquer advised KartSportNews that he and his brother, Bryce, wanted to film in slow motion a kart jumping. Bryce is set to compete at the 2012 Rotax Grand Finals in Portugal. The brothers put together a quick clip of Bryce aboard his Birel at the Greg Moore Raceway. Check out the slow-motion flexing as he launches it over the turn one kerbing!

  • A 'complete package' order form for the Ladies Special Go Kart Event (January 2013) has been released. The $160 'pack' includes race entry, supporter's shirt and unlimited practice. Entry for the Canteen Ladies Cup, the Breast Cancer Dinner, auction and pageant presentation, plus further shirts is on the same document. Visit the Race & Events Calendar page for the link.

  • A kids program to help develop the skills of young drivers was discussed at the AKA's recent NKC meeting. The program is designed to introduce youngsters (5 to 7) to driving skills at an early age. One of the key principles is to focus not on any sort of racing, but rather the fun and enjoyment of getting behind the wheel. a sub-committee was formed to develop a plan for the program and the committee requests feedback/thoughts from the karting industry on the mechanics of the program to ensure the best possible outcome. Any feedback from industry members is to be provided in an email to Lee Hanatschek via no later than November 30.