New Archive - November 2011


Wednesday November 30

2012 CIK Stars of Karting Calendar Five rounds for Australia's premier series
Bundberg's Final Event For 2011 Report, photos and results from QLD
Multiple Layouts Used At Tiger's Funday Open Report, photos and results from WA
Randle Grabs SA Jnr MAX Title For FA Kart PR - Team/driver news
Big Aussie Interest For 2012 CIK Trophy of New Zealand PR - Event news
Combined District's 30th Birthday Meeting Report from Lithgow

Tuesday November 29

Free Gearz Bag With 0.2 Race Suit Christmas offer from Xtreme Racing
Karting Books - Great for Xmas! Five titles that could make you faster
AMAZING Photo From Rotax Worlds Karter catches his own wheel!!
Flynn Wins David Hamnett Memorial Photos, report & results from Manning Valley
TaG Super Series Round 5 This Sunday Details for series final at Newcastle
Wall Is King of KZ 2011 Series points & placings
Come-&-Try Day At Manning Valley Novices hit the track - and buy karts

Gus Flynn Takes The Win

Gus Flynn has taken out the 2011 David Hamnett Memorial. The fifth annual event was run for Junior National Light at Manning Valley on the weekend.

Heaps of photos, race report and results HERE.

Monday November 28

Venue Announced For 2012 Rotax World Final The 2012 Rotax Worlds take place at...
Changes For Superkarts Australia Board McAdam replaces Brown as SKA Chairman
Results From Toowoomba Club's final event of the year
Gold Coast Titans On the Kart Track Link to video clip
Rotax World Final Photo Galleries Links to hundreds of pictures

team australia rotax max challenge grand final
CONGRATULATIONS TEAM AUSTRALIA! Nations Cup winner, 2011 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals. (back row L to R) - Brendan Nelson, Damian Ward, James Macken, Brent Coghlan, Jason Pringle, David Sera. (front L to R) - Josh De Maio, Pierce Lehane, Michael Stewart, Joseph Mawson, Tyler Greenbury

Above: Video wrap, Aussie success at Rotax Worlds

Sunday November 27

Aiden Wright On Target In South Australia State Championship news from Monarto UPDATED + Pics
Australian Karters Take World Honours In UAE Report from Rotax World Final UPDATE - pics added
Slim Pickings For Kiwi Karters In UAE Report from Rotax World Final

  • Follow the South Australian Championship finals today via KartX facebook updates HERE
  • Protest & appeal in DD2 at Rotax World Final - 3rd placed Jari Huttunen handed 10s penalty moving Georg Vann (EST) to 3rd and Damian Ward to 4th

Saturday November 26

  • Rotax World Final: AUSTRALIA wins Nations Cup! Australia 1306pts, ahead of Canada (1253), South Africa (1223), UK, Japan and Netherlands.
  • Rotax World Final: Jason Pringle, World No.2 in DD2! Cracking race. Solid run from Damian Ward to P5, Brendan Nelson P19. 1st Pier-Luc Ouellette (CAN), 2nd Jason Pringle (AUS), 3rd Jari Huttunen (FIN).
  • Rotax World Final: David Sera, World No.2 in Seniors! Josh DeMaio an excellent P8 (setting 3rd fastest race lap). Tyler Greenbury P19 after dicing for a podium before going off. 1st Ben Cooper (UK), 2nd David Sera (AUS), 3rd Hirotaka Sasaki (JAP).
  • Rotax World Final: Brent Coghlan sterling effort to take 5th in DD2 Masters (off grid 15!), just a tenth off 3rd at the line. 1st Cristiano Morgado (RSA), 2nd Danny Brand (BEL), 3rd Guillaume Berteaux (FRA).
  • Rotax World Final: Joseph Mawson, World No.2 in Juniors! Pierce Lehane P15 (having run up front but shuffled off track in an intense battle), Michael Stewart P25. 1st Ukyo Sasahara (JAP), 2nd Joseph Mawson (AUS), 3rd James Singleton (UK).

Photo Gallery - Saturday At The SA Championships Images from Monarto


Ten of the 11 Australians have made it through to today's finals at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, and three of them start the pre-final off grid 3. Tune in and cheer the Aussies - watch LIVE video HERE and LIVE timing HERE. Pre-finals start at 5:10pm AEDST, and Finals at 8:30pm.
  • Rotax Worlds: DD2 PreFinal - Pringle P3, Ward P13, Nelson P28 (mid-race incident). Senior MAX PreFinal - Sera P2 (shadowed leader for 1st ten laps), Greenbury P6, DeMaio P13 (after coming through Last Chance race). DD2 Masters PreFinal - Coghlan P15 (good recovery after held up in opening lap crashes). Junior PreFinal - Mawson P2 (was leading for much of the race, was bumped in final turn), Lehane P6 (great charge from grid 20, and fast lap times), Stewart P17. Lehane tops Junior warmup, Mawson P4. Coghlan P8 DD2 Masters. Many drivers turn only 1 or 2 laps, some not even going out.

Pole Sitters Decided For SA State Championships Pre-Finals complete at Monarto
Mawson, Sera & Pringle To Start 3rd At Al Ain Friday wrap from Rotax Worlds. Includes video
Dates Announced For 2012 Vic Junior Superkart Championship Four rounds at three venues
Photo Gallery #2 - Rotax Worlds Images of the Aussies at Al Ain
Video Clip - Vegas Supernats A rather good edit of last weeks big event

Friday November 25

Photos Galleries x2 South Australian Champs, U18 World Champs
Australia Tops Viewer Rankings at Rotax Worlds More Aussies tune in than any other country

  • Rotax Worlds: LIVE results HERE, LIVE video HERE.
  • Rotax Worlds, Last Chance races: 10 of the 11 Australians will race the finals, DeMaio grabbing P2 in last chance race. Unfortunately James Macken DNFd (lap 1 crash) and his meeting is over. Michael Stewart makes it! P3 in last chance race.
  • Rotax Worlds, Last Chance races: 8 Aussies are through to tomorrow's Pre-Finals, but 3 need to compete in last chance race for final six spots - DeMaio (starts pole Snr MAX), Macken (starts 21st) and Stewart in Juniors (starts 23rd). At completion of heats, qualified Australians are ranked - Sera P3, Greenbury P7, Pringle P3, Nelson P15, Ward P16, Mawson P3, Lehane P20, Coghlan P19.
  • Rotax Worlds, round 3 of heats: Pringle P1 (& fastest lap), Nelson P3. Ward P4 (& fastest lap). Coghlan P6. Sera P3 (lost lead on last lap), Greenbury P6, Macken P13. DeMaio P11. Mawson P1 (UPDATE - Joey handed 3s penalty for start infringement, drops to 6th. Will now start pre-final P3 instead of P1), Stewart P8, Lehane P33 (bumped off while 4th).
  • Rotax Worlds: Aussies fast in their morning warmup sessions, Pringle P2, Macken P2, Mawson P1, Lehane P3, Sera P4, Coghlan P5.
  • Some info coming through from SA State Champs on KartX twitter feed HERE

Qualifying - South Australian Championships Top 5 from Monarto
Extended Warranty for Rotax Engines Double-time offer
Mawson On Top As Aussies Shine At Rotax Worlds VIDEO and report from Al Ain
Sodi Kart & Abbasse Take Home SKUSA Supernationals Win PR - Team/driver news
Torsellini & CRG Win S1 At SKUSA Supernationals PR - Team/driver news
Visser In Vegas PR - Team/driver news

Thursday November 24

  • Rotax Worlds, round 2 of heats: DD2 - Pringle P2, Ward P21, Nelson P8. DD2 Masters - Coghlan P8. Senior MAX - Sera P2, Greenbury P3, De Maio P22, Macken P28. Juniors - Mawson P1, Lehane P2, Stewart P33.
  • Rotax Worlds, round 1 of heats: DD2 - Ward P4, Nelson P18 (& fastest lap having spun out on opening lap), Pringle P4, DD2 Masters - Coghlan P21 (dnf). Senior MAX- De Maio P14, Sera P2, Greenbury P7, Macken P28. Juniors - Mawson P2, Lehane P4, Stewart P30.

Heat Race Day At Rotax Worlds LIVE TV from Al Ain - Cheer the Aussies!
Todd Hazelwood On Fox Sports Karting / driver news clip
Webb Treats NRL Stars to Karting Challenge V8 driver news on speedcafe
'No Bull' For James Sera's Karting Centre PR - Karts on display at Sandown
Golden Power Series 2011 Final round results and overall series points & placings
Video Interviews - Post Qualifying At Rotax World Final Plus links to galleries & event coverage

Wednesday November 23

Qualifying - Rotax World Final Three Australians make the top ten
Photos: Rotax World Final Images from the opening days of practice
Karters In F/Ford Driver Development Program Who's off to Phillip Island test?
2012 Race Calendar: Western Australia State race dates for next year
Team Adrenaline To Debut Zanardi This Weekend PR - Team/driver news
Kiwi Rotax Squad On Track In Dubai Event preview for the New Zealanders
Sunday Report, SKUSA Supernats link to ekartingnews summary of Finals
Season Review: Alex Manglass PR (USA) - Driver news

Tuesday November 22

  • Practice commences at Rotax MAX Challenge. Live timing HERE

Video Clip: Rotax World Finals Hear what the Australians are up to at Al Ain
Video Clips of Supernats Finals Watch the finals of all the other classes in Vegas
TaG Super Series Completes Round 4 at Lithgow Report, photos and series points
Video From Rotax World Final Some intro clips from Al Ain
Final Pointscore - Victorian Country Series Full points from all rounds

Monday November 21

Aussie wins in Vegas! Kip Foster has finished 1st in TaG Masters at the Supernats. Macauley Jones 13th in KZ2, Jake Kostecki 11th in TaG Cadet. Update: Foster is now listed in the results as DQ. Unconfirmed reports indicate a mix up with engine numbers. More to follow...

Aussies Arrive At Rotax World Final Photos from Al Ain Raceway
Continuing The Family Tradition Josh Denton ready for SA Championships
Kiwi Claims US Karting Title In Vegas Third at Supernats clinches Shifter series for Bray
Official Program - Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals Plus link to Daily Coverage
Gutierrez Facing Home Ground Advantage Leopard Final PR - Driver news
VIDEO: KZ2 Final From Vegas Two parts, plus other clips from Supernats
NGK Xmas Plug Promo Product specials
Aussies In Vegas Saturday news and photos
Australian Karters Ready To Tackle The World Preview: Aussies at Rotax Grand Final
Re-Format For Vic Country Series Two-day events for 2012

Sunday November 20

Two Tassie Titles For DePasquale & Wyatt Report, photos & results from Launceston
Aussies In Vegas - Friday Report News and photos from Supernats
Entry List - South Australian Championships Updated version

  • Tasmanian Championship finals day tweeted by Launceston Kart Club HERE.
    provisional winners: Clubman Light (Nathan Zuj), Junior National Heavy (Anton de Pasquale), TaG Light (Ben Walter), Rookies (Reece Sidebottom), Over 40s (Peter O'Neill), Senior National Heavy (Zane Wyatt), Clubman Super Heavy (Phill Straughen), Junior Clubman (Anton de Pasquale), Midgets(Cooper Murray), Senior National Light (Nicholas Ellen), Junior National Light (Damon Strongman), Clubman Heavy (Zane Wyatt)

Saturday November 19

Tasmanian Karting Championships - Day 2 Heats and finals complete
Changing Conditions Affect Qualifying Friday Report - Tasmanian Championship
2011 Superkart Championship Wrap PR - Message from SKA

  • Progressive results from all the races at Vegas Supernats HERE

Friday November 18

Junior Top Guns On Again In 2012 Event news - Two consecutive summer nights
Karters Dine With V8 Drivers Breakfast and track demonstrations at Sandown today
News From Vegas Practice notes & pics from Jordie Lindstrom
KartX #21 Now Online Latest issue of free magazine ready to read

News from Tasmanian Championships is being tweeted by the Launceston Kart Club HERE.

KartX #21

In this issue... Dan Wheldon tribute, AIDKA Nationals, NSW and WA State Championships, 2011 CIK Finale, plus more

  • As usual, heaps of spectacular photographhy
  • 80 pages of karting action for FREE

<< Click the flipping pages to read the latest KartX Magazine.

Thursday November 17

Kartforce – Journey to Vegas Super Sunday Part 3 - Practice Day 1
QLD & NSW Prokart Championships Settled Report, results and photos from Raleigh's 6-hour
Big Numbers For South Australian Championships Preview and entry list
Golder Coast Teenagers Take On The World Mainstream coverage for Qld karters
Even More Prizes For Supernationals Race cars tests and racing schools on offer

Wednesday November 16

Photos From Las Vegas Around the pits as teams prepare
How To Go Karting Videos Beginners guides from the AKA
Big Weekend For Bray In Las Vegas Kiwi ready for 5th crack at Supernationals
Klarich Ecstatic With International Test Looming PR - Driver news

Tuesday November 15

V8 Drivers Prep Tassie Karters Tony & Will and karts in the schoolyard
10% Dicount When Shopping Online At Kart 1 Racing PR - Shop news
Photos: In The Pits Random karting images from around the world
Kartforce – Journey to Vegas Super Sunday Part 2 - Sticker time
Australian Sprint Kart Endurance Titles Report and results from soaking wet Raleigh
TaG Super Series Rnd 4 This Sunday PR - Event details for Lithgow
Teaser Video: Rotax World Finals KRN preps for Live coverage
Photo Gallery: Suzuka KF1 World & KF2 Asia-Pacific Championships
Paronetto's 1000+ Followers Celebration Done & Dusted Senna DVD winners announced
Sodi Kart Ready For Rotax Grand Finals PR - Manufacturer/event news

Photos: In The Pits

From time to time, KartSportNews runs a photo gallery of random pictures that relate to karting. Sometimes funny, sometimes spectacular, they're almost always of interest.

Check out the current lot HERE.

Monday November 14

Fothergill Fast in Suzuka But Aussie fails to fire for the Final
Kartforce – Journey to Vegas Super Sunday Part 1, Stranded in LA
2012 Race Calendar: South Australia State race dates for next year
2012 Race Calendar: Victoria State race dates for next year
2012 Race Calendar: NSW State race dates for next year
De Vries Takes Another World Title KF1 Sunday report & results from Japan
Local Saeki Wins Asia-Pacific Championship KF2 report & results from Japan
IAME TaG Challenge for NSW in 2012 Tamworth & Newcastle to alternate event
Vic Superkarts Final Round of 2011 Report and results from Phillip Island
Aussie Invasion In Las Vegas PR - Event news
Vegas Supernats Preview KZ2 preview and entry list (ekartingnews)
Nyck De Vries: KF1 World Champion PR - Driver news
Close Racing At Rotax International Open Report, results & photos from Spain

Sunday November 13

Sunday Videos from Japan KF1 finals 3 & 4 - de Vries wins World Championship
Video from Japan Full coverage of Saturday's KF1 Finals
De Vries Edges Closer to 2nd World Title KF1 Saturday report from Suzuka
Local Leading Asia-Pacific KF2 Championship Saturday report & rankings from Suzuka

Saturday November 12

Free MG Tyres for Christmas! Great Xmas deal - 2 full sets of tyres with a new X30
Vegas Supernationals Previews Class-by-class previews and entry lists
Rotax Confirm 2010 World Final Disqualification Promoter rejects Federation's ruling
Mike Vincec Returns For Supernationals XV PR (USA) - KZ2 Driver news

Live Timing - Follow Cian Fothergill (and World Champs final round) in Japan this weekend HERE. Further news from Cian on the Remo Racing facebook page. UPDATE - Cian qualified 13th of 31. Carded 6th, 8th and 3rd in his heats to sit 10th overall and showed pace much better than those placings. D'Agosto poled KF1, Albon 3rd, de Vries 14th! Karol Basz then won both of today's KF1 races.

Friday November 11

Harris Wins South Pacific Title Report, results & photos from Orange
Karter Celebrates With Senna Movie Giveaway Win a Senna DVD with a facebook Like
Preview: The Lakeside 300 Auskart's final round of 2011
IKD Appoints Media Partner For 2012 Rotax Pro Tour PR - Industry/series news
NASCAR & Indycar Drivers To Race Arrow Karts PR - Manufacturer news
Scott Dixon & Graham Rahal For Karting Classic PR (USA) - Event news
Arrow's Florida Dealer Off To Las Vegas PR (USA) - Team news

Thursday November 10

Glenn McGrath Takes To Karting International cricket legend hits the track
Want To Be A Secret Agent? Earn $$$ as an Xtreme Racing mini dealer
Dave Sera's Raffle Almost Full $4000 for winner + change to draw date & prize
NSW Speedway Karts, Round 5 Photos, report and results from Nepean
NSW & Qld Championships To Be Decided At ProKart Finale Preview for Raleigh this weekend
Track Warrior Special, From Kart 1 Racing Price slashed on race package
VKA Looking At Cyber Bullying Policy Meeting called for later this month

Live Timing - Follow Cian Fothergill (Kosmic/Vortex/Bridgestone #107) in the KF2 Asia-Pacific Championships in Japan this weekend HERE (it's also the KF1 World Champs final round).

Wednesday November 9

Rotax Coil Exchange Program Not Relevant For Australia Industry/technical news
AKA Licence Numbers Overview Association releases licence figures and participation rates
Huge 'J Fields At Ipswich's November Meeting Report, results and photos from Qld
Crunch Time For de Vries & Albon Preview for Suzuka KF1 W/Champs and KF2 Asia-Pacific Title
Near Full Grid For Australian Sprint Kart Endurance Titles Preview for Raleigh
Whyalla's November Club Races Report, results and photos from SA
Karting Academy Trophy – FIA Women in Motorsport Lucile's take on her 2011 campaign
Formal Completes Supernats Preparation With A Win PR (USA) - Driver news
Western Canadian Team Preps Three Drivers For Rotax Grand Finals PR (CAN) - Team news

We Want Australian Race Reports!

There are multiple kart race meetings around this country every weekend. We want to publish reports and photos from these events. Today, we publish two such reports from last weekend's meetings at Whyalla and Ipswich. Check them out.

Tuesday November 8

De Vries Points Are Slashed Prior To World Championship Finale Showdown for Suzuka
V8 Stars This week, Tomorrow's Stars Next Week Tasmanian Championship follows V8 round
Track Warrior Summer Series? Four rounds before Christmas
Dan Wheldon Memorial Kart Race Public can join the Pros in enduro event
WSK Final Cup Closes WSK Season Report from Ortona
SuperNats Prize Package Eclipses $120,000 Mark Record prize list for Vegas
More Pro Drivers Confirm For Industry Show Race PR (USA) - Event news

Monday November 7

Photos Gallery: U18 & Karting Academy Final Round Images from Sarno
Crashes Halt Impressive Runs By Aussies Overseas Aiden and Aaron hampered by incidents
Provisional Australian Superkart Championship Points Point score after round 2 of 2
Matthew Graham Wins U18 World Championship Report & results from final round
Leclerc Takes The Academy Trophy Report & results from Sarno

Sunday November 6

McIlveen, May & Reed Win Superkart Championships Results from Phillip Island
Currey Takes The Cash In Kalgoorlie Report and results from KZ2 Rollasole Invitational

Saturday November 5

Jamieson Takes Pole At Australian Superkart Championships Qualifying report (Saturday)
Smiles, Winks and Siezures at Australian Superkart Championships Day 1 report (Friday)
TAG Heuer Sponsor Aussie Karter In Japan Borg receives support from famous watchmaker
Harrington Doyle Karter Ready for Norton 360 Sandown Challenge PR - Driver news

Friday November 4

LIVE Karting Action This Weekend Japan, Italy and Phillip Island
Vic All Star Series Points Final points; prizes to be awarded at VKA Presentation Night
This Month’s Specials from Kart 1 Racing Sniper V2 Wheel Aligners, plus other items
Photo Gallery: Pro Tour Canberra Images from Rotax event
Young Boy Dies In Karting Crash Tragedy in Argentina
'Come & Try Karting' Days At Oakleigh 2 x Saturdays for newbies, karts etc supplied
CIK-FIA Wall Of Fame Karting histories of race car stars
Production Car Champ Joins Superkart Field Kostera suits up for 250 Inter debut
Visser Grabs 5th At WSK Final Cup Beitske heads to Vegas for final race of 2011
Sodi Season Ends In A Blaze of Glory PR (Euro) - Team/Manufacturer news
NASCAR & Indycar Drivers Commit To Kart Race PR (USA) - Event news

Thursday November 3

New Chassis and Developments From Europe ART GP kart (incl. video), plus Sodi 'suspension'
Brinsley & Cornfoot Win Track Warrior Series Series placings after last night's final
Tasmanian State Championship Entry List 168 Entries for Apple Isle titles
Arrow Karts Take Victory On Both Sides Of The Globe PR - Team/Manufacturer news
Historic Karting World Championship Launched Donington to host first-ever vintage title
Power Series Final Round & Presentation PR - Event news
Big Boots For Kinsman To Fill This Weekend Daniel off to All-Japan SL Kart meeting
Formula 100 Nationals Info Supp Regs now out

Wednesday November 2

Manufacturers' Cup Launched For Rotax Pro Tour Where does your chassis sit?
Greenwood Secures HDR’s 3rd Super Cheap Auto Kart Series Title PR - Team/driver news
Camping Allowed at SA State Championships Accommodation tight for title event
CM:S Pre-Entry Payment Available From Next Week More online options for AKA karters
Change of Venue For TaG Super Series Round November meeting now at Lithgow
TV Alert - CIK Stars of Karting One hour show this Thursday (includes video previews)
Preview: CIK/FIA U18 World Championship Finale PR - Event news / Aussie aims for series top 10
Preview: CIK/FIA Academy Trophy Finale PR (Euro) - Event news
IAME X30 Named Official Engine Of Indy Karting Classic  PR (USA) - Event news
Rotax Invitational Event PR (Malaysia) - Event news

Tuesday November 1

QANTAS Disruption Forces Euro Star Out of Dash-For-Cash Event preview & entry list
Woolston Was Double Trouble At Pro Tour Canberra PR - Team/driver news
Rotax World Final To Be Broadcast Live KRN schedule for internet tv coverage from Dubai
Torsellini & CRG Win WSK Final Cup PR (Euro) - Team news


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