News Archive - January 2011

Sunday January 30

Sunday Report: Rotax Pro Tour Summer scorcher for Finals day
Saturday Report: Rotax Pro Tour High Drama In Melbourne

Rotax Pro Tour Melbourne winners: Joseph Mawson (Jnr Light), David Sera (Snr Light), Sean Reeves (Super Heavy), Troy Woolston (Snr Heavy), Mick Robson (Over 35s), Mitchell Kennedy (Jnr Heavy), Jason Pringle (DD2). Results on mylaps.com HERE.

Rotax Pro Tour updates throughout the weekend via Twitter - Click HERE.

Saturday January 29

VALE: Mark Burridge Young karter & family perish in car accident
UPDATE - Tribute pages are now on kartbook.net HERE and HERE.

Friday January 28

Restructured Team Gives Hunt Confidence For 2011 TopGun Racing Team preps for CIK
TaG125 Support Class At Ipswich CIK Opener 40-kart grid for combined Light & Heavy
Stars Headline Rotax Pro Tour Melbourne PR - Preview for this weekend
JAM Racing To Debut At CIK Brooker/Hughes/Spencer/Geranis Kosmic team
Alex Peroni's International Kart Races PR - Review of Alex's overseas events last year
Lithgow Track Availability Club news for Feb 19/20

Sapwell Takes Young Guns Feature

Kelsey Sapwell put in a determined drive to come from mid-pack and take the win in the McDonald's Young Guns feature race at the opening round of the Tasmanian Statewide Series at Launceston on the weekend. Photos, report and results from round 1 HERE.

Thursday January 27

Record Entry For Pro Tour Melbourne Lots of big names for this weekend's Rotax opener
Submitting A Chassis for U18 World Championships Minimum quantities and ID requirements
McDonald's Young Guns Statewide Series, Rnd 1 Photos, report, results from Launceston
Harrington Doyle Racing & Pacific Kartsport Team Up Two Queensland teams combine resources
Date Change for TaG International Challenge Round Euro X30 series news

Wednesday January 26

Hanatschek Switching From BAM To AKA New era for AKA marketing & promotion
Preview: CIK Trophy of New Zealand Kiwi karter's annual international event
Job Vacancy: DP Karts Part-timer required in Melbourne
Ipswich Confirmed As Opener For CIK Stars of Karting Event has Mayor's backing

Tuesday January 25

Who Can Win The Brian Farley Memorial? Event details & Pro Clubman video
Foster Pulls Out Of Home Track Nationals Kip not racing at Cockburn
Magnesium Comer Engine Mount Kartech product update; 30% lighter top plate
AIDKA Publish 2011 Race Calendar Huge list of dirt karting events
2010 International Karting Videos Free clips of world karting events
Testing Times For Top Karters Preparations for Pro Tour and CIK
TEKA To Use Tracksa Lighting Endurance events go hi-tech
Swan Hill Officials School Cancelled Floods affect training day; others to go ahead as planned
MG Tyre Support In NZ Remo answering questions and competing in CIK Trophy of NZ
Double Podium For Brand In Japan PR - Driver news

Monday January 24

Pro Tour Tech Crackdown Random checks at Todd Rd this weekend
King of KZ2 Series Gearbox karters organise their own program
Sparkling Karting Endorsements Why do they bother with F1 or V8s?
Junior Top Guns, Round 2 Photos, report, results from Oakleigh
CIK Opener To Stay At Ipswich Queensland round remains as scheduled
Club Delays Start To Vic Superkart Rotax Series More time for juniors to get organised
2011 CAMS Rising Stars Announced Former karters get the gig

Junior Top Guns

The second of two nights of junior karting action concluded at Oakleigh late on Saturday night. Undefeated over both nights, Damon Strongman won the Formula Vee test on offer while Anton De Pasquale took victory in both classes he contested. Photos, report and results HERE.

Saturday January 22

Junior Top Guns - Round 1 (Friday) Report, results, photos from Oakleigh

Friday January 21

Alonso Now At James Sera Karting Centre FA Kart now here; Randle to race FA in CIK
"Run What You Brung" Racing Spectacular Open class for street race
The Kartbook Top Ten Annual rating of Australia's top karters
Futjitsu 'Cool Driver' Applications Closing Soon Seven karters to get sponsorship
Golden Power Series Bigger Than Last Year Huge prize pool set for 2011
IKD January Product Information Chassis, apparel, tubing, helmets etc
Kartech 'High Top' Race Boot 2011 race boots for under $100
Cooloola Track To Be Okay Qld facility to re-open soon
Rubens & AJ @ Florida Winter Tour F1 ace takes 2nd in KZ2
Sodi Kart Ready For 2011 PR - Manufacturer news

Tuesday January 18

Arrow Launch X1E-CIK Kart New chassis for Rotax/Leopard/CIK/TaG classes
Pro Karting Robbed Arrows and track Warrior stolen
Cooloola Back On Track Photos and news after flood
Super Sniper Offer Free sprocket aligner with V2 purchase
Brendan Nelson Joins Arrow Queenslander to race new X1E in CIK & Pro Tour
Remo/Horsham Flood News Latest update
Beitske Visser Receives CIK-FIA Award KZ2 lady racer's achievements awarded
British Super One Series Annual Awards Winners rewarded at Autosport International
2010 CIK-FIA Karting Awards Images, winners and stats from Paris

Monday January 17

Oakleigh Ready (Again) For Jnr Top Guns Water pumped out; track open for practice
Kart and Race Fair Photos and news from kart expo in Italy
New Signing As DP Karts Restructure Naismith & Tony Kart
Floods Hit Horsham Info from the Luciani's (UPDATED at 3:20 pm: video clip)

Friday January 14

Deadly Dave Back To America Sera aiming for Florida Winter Tour win
Registrations Open for 2011 Australian Superkart Championships RR - Superkart news
Intrepid Names Impressive Lineup for 2011 Campaign Multi-state young guns ready to race
Tonight's Junior Top Guns Called Off Oakleigh track is flooded - UPDATED
BingaVision Is Back For 2011 A clip from BG
WSK Grand Gala Night Photos and news from prize giving

Wednesday January 12

AKA Statement: Queensland Floods Track news; scheduled events; fundraiser planned
Top Kart Seek Return To Glory Days Kart 1 Racing to field 8-kart CIK team
New Karting Product ORYX magnesium wheels with special introductory price
Reunion Planned For Grenfell Kart Club Calling past and present karters of 44-year old club
Rotax Pro Tour News Free T-shirts @ Todd Rd round 1, plus other news
Arrow Scorch Daytona Kart Week Seven class wins for Aussie chassis in USA
Photos: New Zealand Superkart Championship Images from Manfield

The Queensland Floods

While the condition of the kart tracks and facilities are of interest to the readers of KartSportNews, the unfolding flood disaster in Queensland at the moment stretches far beyond our hobby.

Of first concern is the safety and well being of the members of our closely knit 'karting family', their friends and families and the larger community in general.

  • Offers of help, temporary accommodation, food etc are being made in a discussion thread on kartbook.net HERE.
  • A number of karters have been reporting their whereabouts in another thread HERE.
  • speedcafe.com.au reports on motorsport facilities affected by the floods HERE.
  • Photos of Cooloola track underwater HERE.
  • Flood information, alerts etc on the Queensland Government website HERE.
  • Information for Brisbane, flood prediction maps etc HERE.
  • Donations can be made to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal HERE (or by phoning 1800 219 028)

Tuesday January 11

Pro Series For Sth Australian Karters Four-round series for Rotax, Leopard & KZ2
Exciting Year Ahead for TaG 125 Karters Super Series to kick off in later half of the year
SA Festival State Cup Gets A Makeover Series revamped for 2011

Monday January 10

Gympie's Gone Under... Cooloola's track disappears in flood waters
Munnerley Joins Tony Kart For CIK Series Stars of Karting team/driver news
Pegoraro 2nd In Kiwi Superkart Championship Wilson wins the title and the GP
CRG Starts Naming 2011 Factory Drivers plus, Lewis Hamilton's kart to be an actual brand
US Arrow Importer Interviewed Q&A with Eric Jones
More Sponsors & Prizes For Jnr Top Guns MD Mini Video Cameras
CIK-FIA Approved Lubricants for 2011 The 'agreed' oils for international competition
Ladies Special Event News Club issues travel advice notice

kart racingPegoraro 2nd At NZ Superkart Champs

Melbourne Superkarter (and sometime sprint racer) Gary Pegoraro has finished second in the NZ Superkart Championship on the weekend. 'Wizzer' was second to local Karl Wilson in both the championship points and the Superkart Grand Prix. More HERE.

Friday January 7

Aussie a Favourite For NZ Superkart Championship Pegoraro in NZ this weekend
Arrow Kart Up For Grabs @ Jnr Top Guns One week to round 1
Exprit Appoints NSW & Qld Dealers Industry news; plus Macken & Howard named as drivers
CIK Stars of Karting Video Four minute highlights clip
Shawn Sharkey Readies For 2011 Season PR (USA) - Driver news

Thursday January 6

Entry Now Open for Fujitsu Cool Driver Program Can you be one of the 7 karters?
CIK Champs Back for More All 3 champs return for 2011; plus latest registrations list
Kart Shows In The USA List of 'winter' events in Nth America
Quinlan Starts 2011 Season With Four Wins PR (USA) - Driver news from Daytona
A Series Of Victories For CRG PR (Euro) - Team news


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