HELP FOR BILLY - Former British karter Billy Monger suffered life changing injuries in a Formual 4 crash at Donnington on the weekend. The 17-year old suffered critical injuries to his lower extremities, resulting in amputation of both lower legs. “He has been kept in an induced coma while undergoing surgery, from which he is expected to be woken in the next few days" a statement said. A crowd funding page has been established by the race team to raise money for a trust fund that "will be used to fund the care, treatments and therapies required by Billy in the immediate future and going forward." For more information or to make a donation, click HERE. Above: Billy Monger (pic - Billy Monger Racing)
COUNTRY MOVIES - A free screening of the movie "Secret Life of Pets" will be shown this Saturday night at round 2 of the Victorian Country Series. With camping permitted at the Cobden track, the South West Kart Club will host a two-course spit roast on the Saturday night ($20 for adults, $10 for children. Limited tickets. Purchase from the canteen.) followed at 7pm by the 'outdoor cinema' experience for the kids. At the close of pre-entries, 201 nominations had been received.
INDUSTRY - AZIMUT Automotive SAL has picked up BRP-Rotax’s Distributor of the Year Award for 2016. The organisation has been the Rotax kart distributor for Lebanon since 2012. The annual award recognizes exceptional performance throughout the year based on Rotax's six parameter assessment system. There are 44 authorized Rotax kart distributors and a network of more than 700 service centres and dealers worldwide.
pic - BRP-Rotax
KARTCOM NEWS - Kartcom News issue #31 is now online, containing (mostly) European kart and car racing reports and photos. Click HERE to have a look.
ENGINE WARS - IAME USA is undertaking some aggressive marketing in the wake of recent changes to the kart industry in North America. This follows the announcement earlier this month concerning Rotax (see statement HERE). IAME is now offering lucrative trade-ins on Rotax engines when purchasing new IAME engines - $800 USD (AUS $1,065) for Micro and Mini Swift (plus shipping and applicable taxes), and $1,200 USD (AUS $1,600) for X30 Junior and Senior (plus shipping and applicable taxes). The deals are further sweetened with the inclusion of a new set of tyres per trade-in. See the full story on ekartingnewsHERE.
JUST ONE LEFT - At the time of publication, there is only 1 lease package vacancy in the Junior MAX Trophy class for Round 3 of the Rotax Pro Tour at Ipswich. The deal is offered on a first in, first served basis. Contact IKD quickly!
PRE-ANZAC - IKD will be closed next Monday, April 24, the day prior to the ANZAC public holiday.
VIC VIDEO - Videos from the opening round of the 2017 Victorian Kart Championship have been posted on Facebook by Karting Victoria. Access them all on Facebook HERE.
Above: Video - A very wet KA3 Medium final at Puckapunyal