The opening round of the 2018 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship, presented by Castrol EDGE has created history through Lachlan Dalton becoming the first Tasmanian to win a round of the AKC and Aaron Cameron took the first KZ2 round win for JC Kart.
The two leading Vortex-class Champions from season 2017 in the Australian Kart Championship will go head-to-head in this season’s KA1 Championship (Vortex DVS SV) – which starts this weekend in South Australia. Reigning KA1 Champion, Scott Sorensen will face tough competition from last year’s Junior (KA2) Champion, Broc Feeney – who makes the move into senior competition this weekend at the Monarto Karting Complex – around 45 minutes from Adelaide in South Australia. The two were standouts in their respective categories at the Rok International Final in October last year, Sorensen starting the final on the front row and Feeney finishing the elite Junior category in fifth.
Drivers will have their first opportunity to make their play towards the $1000 Bridgestone Super Cup at this weekend’s opening round of the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship, presented by Castrol EDGE – to be held at the Monarto Karting Complex in South Australia.
A stellar field of 20 karts took part in the Five4 Engineering Round 1 of the SEKNSW 2018 Championship in the most grueling event on the calendar – 9 hours of racing through the night with the chequered flag falling as most people are rising from a good nights sleep. With entry numbers rising, the start of the 2018 has 4 new teams joining the newly handicapped Sportsman Class and all of the front running teams returning to take outright glory in the MAXX class.
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.
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.
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.