The 2018 Rotax Max Northern Regions Karting Championship exploded into action at a dramatic and eventful opening round at the Zwartkops International Kart Track on Saturday with a few surprise results, some expected outcomes and plenty action both on and off the Pretoria racetrack.
British driver Ben Hanley, driving the new Drago Corse chassis, took his fourth victory at the Winter Cup on the weekend. Hanley beat home Anthony Abbasse (Sodikart-TM) and Fabian Federer (CRG-TM) in a mammoth 94-kart KZ2 field. Of the three Australians competing, James Wharton and Joshua Fife both made their Finals.
Rotax entered the tyre market in 2005 with a hard compound, the durable Mojo D1 tyre for all classes to reduce the tyre costs – a very significant cost in karting. The very successful D2 followed and is still serving Junior Max and the Clubmans classes very well. The premier classes demanded higher performance tyres, thus the quest for good performance and tyre longevity – two things that often seem mutually exclusive – is the ongoing challenge.
New Zealand’s annual Molecule-sponsored, KZ2 class-based ProKart series bursts back into life in Palmerston North this weekend for another season of high-octane kart action.
The Northern Regions Karting Championship kicks off on the 17th of February 2018 at Zwartkops International Kart Raceway hosted by Rand Kart Club. Close racing is expected across all classes with the possibility of a few upsets with new competitors moving up in the various classes. ...
The Murray Bridge region will become a hype of activity next week for the opening round of the 2018 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship, presented by Castrol EDGE.
A new year, a new season, new pits and lots of new karters – that was the scene at the first round of the 2018 Karting Championship season opener at Idube on Sunday.
Mackay Kart Club has kicked off 2018 with the Burridge Family Memorial on Saturday. This first race meeting for the year always has a special focus on the juniors, as it is run as a memorial to Mark Burridge (a Mackay Kart Club Junior driver) his sister and parents, who all died in a tragic car accident on Australia Day 2011. Mark was passionate about kart racing and had travelled with his family to many tracks in Queensland. It was a great loss for the Club and the Sarina community where they lived.
SP Tools continues to expand its support of Australia karting by becoming the title sponsor of the inaugural Club Driver Rankings program.To be known as the SP Tools Club Driver Rankings, more than $50,000 worth of prizes are on offer in the throughout 2018.
While it is really very easy to upgrade from Micro Max to Mini Max – only a radiator, ECU and an exhaust are required to complete the upgrade. The initial outlay to upgrade from Maxterino or Mini Rok is significant if you do not own a Rotax engine - we have a very special deal starting right now to solve this problem.