The winner of three editions (i.e. 2014, 2016 and 2017) Paolo De Conto has been particularly unlucky this time around, as he had to retire from the Final due to an incident following another incident that affected one of his qualifying heats. That was a pity as De Conto had secured the third time in qualifying, being only 0.020s off the pole position time. Benjamin Tornqvist also had to stop after posting the ninth time in qualifying, while alongside the fifth place of Kyle Wick in KZ, other highlights of the race for CRG were the eighth place obtained by Matt Jaskol and the 11th of Brian Keck.
To provide this pathway, IKC offered four Come and Try Days throughout the year and close to 200 drivers participated across those Come and Try Days and this generated many new members, a lot of whom are now racing competitively or practising towards racing next year.
To provide this opportunity and create encouragement for drivers further back in the fields, Ipswich Kart Club introduced the Clubday Challenge Program for 2018 for the “Development Classes” i.e. Cadet 9, Cadet 12, KA4 Junior, TAG Restricted Light, TAG Restricted Medium and TAG Restricted Masters.
Thanks to DPE Kart Superstore Queensland for providing 5 x random prize draw packs worth over $150 each. Also thanks to Lake Leslie Tourist Park for providing an accommodation voucher to be given out as a random prize, and to all the officials/volunteers/emergency services/canteen and assistants on the weekend – it was a cracker!
Republished from Kartsportnews.com Stony Creek Go Kart Club, November 11 club race day. all photos by Steve Dansie Results (total points for the day): 125 Heavy 1 Steve Rubinic 2 Scott Armstrong 3 Tim McGinley 125 Light 1 Kosta Darras 2 Rob Patterson 3 Glenn Forsyth Cadet 12 1 Cadet Ambrose 2 Charlie Nash 3 Lewis […]
Spearheading the challenge this year is Christchurch-based kart international Matthew Hamilton who was the top Kiwi finisher at the 21st SuperNationals meeting a year ago, claiming fourth overall in the premier US domestic S1 class. This year Hamilton is one of 20 entrants in the top US-based category, Pro Shifter, and is rated a top five prospect.
“For a start, everyone involved, every man, woman and child had a ball. Over a week later and I am still fielding calls, emails and Facebook/Instagram messages from people telling me how much they enjoyed themselves.
Australia has two drivers defending the crowns they won in 2017 with Queenslander Kris Walton returning in the X30 Masters class while Sydney-sider Joshua Car, who is this year based in America competing in the US Formula 4 Series, will defend his X30 Senior title.
This year saw the team capture its first National Title at AKC level as well as round, multiple pole positions and was well in the mix in all classes. The focus now though is squarely on the new year and for the first time the team will not only contest the Australian Kart Championship but also the Rotax Pro Tour.