News Archive - July 2013

Tuesday July 30

Launceston Karters Head To Mainland 10 Tassie Devils to take on big Vic meetings
Oakleigh's July Race Day Report, results and photos from Deals Rd
Gippsland's July Race Day Photos and results from Tramway Park
Karting News Briefs SoK Videos and various other bits of news

Sunday July 28

Hawkes Takes First Win As Hansenn Closes On Title Race wrap from CIK Eastern Creek (UPDATED 29/7/13 with photos, points and placings)
Vic Country Series, Round 4 Report, results and photos from Portland
Southern Star Series, Round 3 Race report from Dubbo
Half-Time at Euro MAX Challenge Official report from UK round
Parolin Report From CIK-FIA Academy Trophy PR (Euro) - Supplier/manufacturer news

Thursday July 25

Festival State Cup Round 3 Photos and results from Whyalla
Karting News Briefs Videos (trackside and on-board), industry, driver and events news

Wednesday July 24

Mixed Results For Aussies Overseas Weekend wrap & pics for 5 international karters
Revamped Wanneroo Back In Action Tiger Kart Club's July club day
STKC Tasmanian Rising Star 2013 Race report and massive photo gallery from Hobart
NSW Closed State Titles Sportsvoice race report and photos from Lismore

Tuesday July 23

Karting News Briefs Lots of videos and other stuff
First & Third for Bray In Colorado Kiwi's SKUSA Pro Tour report
CRG & Verstappen - European KF Champions Official team report from Italy
Discounted Items At GMP Race suits, tyre gauge, etc

Monday July 22

Race Of Stars Set For Gold Coast Karting returns to GC at new Xtreme facility
Victorian Superkarts, Round 5 Report and results from Colder, err, Calder Park
Locals Claim NZ Karting Schools' Titles Brother & sister win premier Secondary Schools' title
Chris Sandrone Set For Sydney Showdown PR - Driver news
Ipswich Developments Redevelopment on the cards? BYO marquees for August Acreman Memorial
Winning Start For Bray In USA PR - Driver news
Moineault & Ticktum Win Finals; Max & Lando The Champions Official report from Euro KF/KFJ round

Karting Returns To Gold Coast

The inaugural 'Race of Stars' will see karting return to the Gold Coast for the first time in over five years. The event, a joint initiative between V8 Supercars and Karting Queensland, will take place at a relatively new facility at Pimpama. The meeting will feature the three CIK 'Pro' classes, three 'state' classes and a ProAm race. More detail HERE.

Sunday July 21

Pierce Lehane finished 7th in the final at the Euro MAX Challenge round in the UK tonight. Starting from grid 9, Lehane dropped several positions in the opening laps but then ran as high as 3rd in what was a rather messy race with a lot of blocking. Ed Brand crossed the line first. Meanwhile at the European KF Championship round in Italy, none of the three Aussies competing made it to the final. Joseph Mawson did come close, however, missing a transfer by just two places. (Update: Joey made his final after 2 competitors were excluded from the pre-final, but DNFd.)

Saturday July 20

Aussie Update From Italy Kosmic Racing Australia team news
Qualifying - Rotax MAX Euro Challenge at PF Official report; Pierce Lehane on P2
Qualifying - European KF & KFJ Championships Official report and full rankings from Italy

Friday July 19

Karting News Briefs Follow the Aussies in Europe, AKA Committee minutes, etc
New Stars Set To Shine This Weekend Preview: Nepean Speedway
Bray Back On SKUSA Pro Tour Trail This Weekend PR - Driver news

Thursday July 18

Karting News Briefs Lots of points from the world of karting (UPDATED with VKS series points)
New General Manager At DPE Kart Technology Drew Price steps down...
KARTX Magazine, Issue 11 ‘State of Play’ from the next gen of karting industry, plus heaps more
Another Championship For Boccolacci PR (Euro) - Driver news
Explosion of Titles for Sodi PR (Euro) - Sodi Kart team news

Wednesday July 17

Karting News Briefs Junior Sprint cash, ART Oz debut, Manufacturer Cup points, etc
National Rotax Rankings Update Points and placings after Pro Tour Gympie
Vinuales' Double At Euro Superkart Round Report and results from Snetterton
Two-Day Great Western Games Photos, report and results from Mt Isa
NSW Closed Titles Race wrap and results from Lismore
2013 Kingston Cup Photos and results from a wet Oakleigh
NZ Kartsport Schools' Championship Preview for this weekend
WSK Master Series Final Official report from Italy
Preview: Round 2, European KF & KFJ Championships Nielsen and Norris lead into final round
Two Titles For CRG @ WSK Masters Final PR (Euro) - CRG Team report from Italy

Great Western Games

The Great Western Games were run at Mt Isa over the weekend. The event was run in two parts; an anti-clockwise meeting on Saturday followed by a clockwise round on Sunday. Race report, photos and results for all classes from Lagoon Park Raceway can be found HERE.

Monday July 15

Central Queensland Series, Round 1 Report, results and pics from Gladstone
Video: Rotax Pro Tour Final Round Action and round wrap from Gympie
Kinsman On The Podium In Queensland Kiwi driver Pro Tour news
PRD USA Launch Pan-American Crown of Karting PR (USA) - Event news
Rotax Pro Tour, Round 7 Finals day race report and podium pics
Characters of The Country Series Preview for Portland this weekend

Sunday July 14

WSK Master Series - Saturday Report Latest pics and news from Castelletto

  • Winners of the Finals at Pro Tour today: Pierce Lehane (Rotax Light), Kel Treseder (Rotax Heavy), Jordan Boys (Jnr MAX), Lucas Ward (DD2), Klinton Hancey (DD2 Masters), Kyle Angel (Jnr Trophy). More to follow... (Full results on CM:S HERE. Pics from Saturday on Facebook HERE)

Kosmic Australia Testing In Italy Behind the scenes as Aussies prep for Euro KF round
Verstappen Secures KZ2 WSK Masters Title Official CRG report from Italy
Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge, Rnd 4 + 5 Report and photos from Colorado
WSK Master Series - Qualifying Boccalacci and Norris take Superpole at Castelletto

Saturday July 13

Rotax Pro Tour, Round 7 Saturday report and photos from Gympie

Friday July 12

Karters At AMSF AIS Camp Video: behind the scenes in Canberra
Top Half Club Trophy Goes to Mt Wellington Report and results from NZ

  • It's Rotax Pro Tour time! Follow what's happening at Gympie across weekend via the series' official Twitter or Facebook.

Thursday July 11

Karting News Briefs Burton-Harris changes brands, KartSim laser scanning tracks, etc etc
Sydney's Round of CIK Stars of Karting Preview for penultimate round
Pro Tour Pre-Entry List Who' racing what at Gympie this weekend
Ian Harrington Memorial / STKC Rising Star Event preview for this weekend
Several Step Up In Can-Am Championship Chase Photos and report from USA

Wednesday July 10

Karting News Briefs AKA addendums, Oakleigh clubrooms gone, Canberra reinstated, etc
Stewart Chasing World Final Seat at Pro Tour Michael's DD2 aim at Gympie
Harpham Ready to Defend European Superkart Title Preview & entry list for round 1 at Snetterton
Sodi On Euro KZ Championship Podium PR (Euro) - Team news

AKA Call for CEO

Yesterday, the Australian Karting Association put out a call nation wide for a Chief Executive Officer. A message from the AKA, with detail about the position, can be found HERE.

  • READER POLL: Should the person appointed as a new CEO for the AKA already have karting or motor sport experience? Or should they not have any previous involvement to offer a fresh perspective? Or is knowledge of racing irrelevant to a CEO position? Have your say!

Tuesday July 9

Sun Centre Titles Photos and results from Swan Hill
AKA Call For CEO A message from Mick Doohan - includes READER POLL (have your say!)
Rotax Euro Challenge Returns To UK Preview for PF International
Jayden Ojeda Joins Exprit Australia Driver/Team announcement
UK MSA/TKM Super One Series, Round 3 Photos, report & results from Larkhall
Parolin - Incubator of Talent PR (Euro) - Academy Trophy news
Preview: WSK Masters Final PR (Euro) - Event news

Monday July 8

West Aussies Dominate In Darwin Northern Territory Championship wrap

Sunday July 7

Northern Territory Championships Results from Hidden Valley
Rankings The Focus as Pro Tour Gympie Approaches Preview for final Rotax Pro Tour round
NSW Metro State Cup Points Points and placings after 3 rounds

Saturday July 6

Northern Territory Karting Championships Link to Saturday overview from Hidden Valley

Friday July 5

Remo Looking For X30 World Final Drivers Senior and junior seats available
Bob Hinde Memorial / Festival Of The Kids Report, photos, results from Grenfell
Gippsland June Races Photos and results from Morwell
Winter Specials From Kerbrider Discounted rain suit and rain gloves
Win A Trip To Race In Japan With Yamaha Flights, accommodation and kart all part of the deal
CRG Shines In the Sunshine State Team news from Qld State Championships
Karting News Briefs Rotax Nationals; blacked out faces; Supercar Showdown
Gangi Jr Victorious At WKA Manufacturers' Cup PR (USA) - Driver news

Thursday July 4

Steel Matting For Rotax Exhaust New product for MAX engines
UK Super One Rotax Series, Round 4 Photos, report and results from PFI
Lucas Walters Back In Town From France to Dubbo for junior driver

Wednesday July 3

Karting News Briefs Lots of videos, photos, news, event details etc etc
Youngsters To Lead Top End Charge More NT Titles build-up
CRG Triumphant In Genk PR (Euro) - Official team news from Belgium

Tuesday July 2

Hays Cracks Top Ten In Belgium Aussie update from Euro KZ2 Championship
Top End Set To Host Australia's Young Stars NT Titles build-up

Monday July 1

Vintage Karts In Action At Launceston Photos and report from Tassie
Oakleigh's June Races Photos, report and results from club day
Caleb Wants to Cross Tasman Again Kiwi junior wants more racing in Oz
European KZ & KZ2 Championship Final Official report and results from Genk
Pre-Final Prang Ends Bray's Euro Title PR - Driver news

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