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Cohen Conquers In just his first attempted at the Brian Farley Memorial feature race, Reece Cohen has become the tenth different winner in the events eleven year history.

The young Top Gun driver led the race from start to finish, and is the first driver since Macauley Jones in 2011 to win the race from pole. The race was marred by a multi-kart pile up on the opening lap. Bryce Davison was stranded in the middle of the track before being collected by several karts.

Karts were strewn across the track, causing officials to bring out the red flag. The incident took out six karts including pole shuffle winner and Rotax MAX Challenge World Finalist Cody Brewczynski.

The officials also deciding to cut the race from eighteen to sixteen laps due to the stoppage. Once the race got back underway Cohen vaulted straight to the lead. He started to pull away as battles grew for second.

Christopher Sandrone showed promising pace in heat four and started the final in fifth. He was third by the end of lap one and went for a lunge at second through carousel corner, however he over cooked it and remained in third.

Mitchell Hewitt was the big beneficiary and went from fourth to second. By this point, Cohen had opened over a second lead and continued to pull away as the race between Hewitt and Sandrone intensified.

Sandrone went for the move on lap seven at carousel corner and made the move stick. He brought the margin down by well under two seconds in the remaining two laps, but it was a case of too little too late as Cohen went on to claim his maiden Brian Farley Memorial crown. "It was a mad race, obviously that crash at the start, the track, it changed a lot from where it was this morning.

It was a lot more slippery and after the restart, I looked back and we had a bit of a gap and then I saw Chris coming and coming, but yeah it was a good weekend," Cohen mentioned. “It’s a big honor, I’ve been coming here year after year, first time in the feature class, so it was mad.”

Sandrone decided to make a change prior to the final, the kart came on well late in the race however he wasn't aided by the fact the final was cut short by two laps. "It was a bit rough at the start, bit of understeer with the kart so I found it hard to get past Hewitt and a few others," Sandrone said. It was Hewitt’s third top ten finish in the event in his three attempts and first time on the podium. “Just couldn’t put any power down through all the high-speed stuff, just four wheel sliding everywhere so it was a tough race, I had Garland (Kody Garland) pushing me the whole way but we managed to hold on,” Hewitt said.

Kody Garland finished fourth ahead of Brodie Whitmore, Tyler Howard, Jackson Souslin-Harlow, Chris Bregonje, Hudson Heath and Nicklaus Litchenberger completing the top ten. Other class winners across the weekend included, Riley Blaxell (Cadet 9), Cody Maynes-Rutty (Cadet 12), Matthew Kenneth (TaG 125 Restricted Light), Leigh Grant (TaG 125 Restricted Medium), Stephen Donley (Sportsman TaG 125 Restricted Masters Light), Christopher Nobbs (Sportsman TaG 125 Restricted Masters Medium), Zakiah-Reginald Varley (KA4 Junior Light), Jude Bargwanna (KA4 Junior Heavy), Tony Bregonje (TaG 125 Heavy), Kody Garland (Senior Light), Bailey Hazard (KA3 Junior).

Come and Join in WKRC’s BIG Annual Junior Event, combined with a round of the TAG Super Series on August 26th. Prizes include an F1 style two seater experience with Anglo Motorsport, and rides in a V8 Supercar are up for grabs!!!

NOTE: Pre-entries close Wednesday 22nd August, so make sure to get your entries in!

We need EVERYONE to pre-enter to meet the minimum numbers we need to run the event (due to track hire costs).
DON’T WAIT TO SEE WHO IS ENTERED, GET YOUR NAME IN SO OTHERS CAN SEE YOU ARE ENTERED!

Welcome to the Sydney Kart Racing Club. Your club has been made up from a band of very dedicated and loyal volunteers who give up time so we can put on some of the best race meetings in the country.

As we do not currently have a track we recommend strongly that members support other clubs as shown in the Karting Manual. Our track situation is being addressed with all possible efforts. So if anyone knows of land for long term lease

We are reintroducing the Club Championships for 2018. The details of how it will work are visible on the "Racing Information" tab. We must point out that being a financially paid up member is vital for participation. On behalf of the committee I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very successful racing year for 2018. Bob Baker President


For enquiries please phone  Dianne Mawer on 4657 1340 or 0427 719544.

JAMMACH Earthmoving are supporting the 2018 Dave Hamnett Memorial on Saturday 1 December.
- Cash Prizes (random draw at presentation)
- B Graders eligible for Restricted categories (as per State Regulations)
- Keep your fuel receipt from Shell Wingham (see Supp Regs)

Lismore & Grafton clubs were well represented at the 2018 Race of Stars.

Drivers from back from left: Thomas Gallagher, William Seccombe, Sam Seccombe. Middle: KaydenThompson, Braith Santin, Zane Willhelm, Kye Suffolk, Beau Bromhead. Front: Jakob Scott

Good luck one & all

The much anticipated resurfacing of the Port Macquarie Kart track is underway.

ACT Government's Minister Mick Gentleman Turns the first Sod at Canberra Kart Track in front of competitors and media today.

CKRC Track Extension Committee Member, James Ordish, said "The turning of the first sod marks the official commencement of the works at Circuit Mark Webber. CKRC would like to thank all the members and media who turned up to witness this mementos event."

"We would also like to thank the ACT Government's Minister Mick Gentleman and D Group's Dino Jugovac for all their support and helping make the Track Extension a reality."

The track will remain open as works continue on the adjacent block. Stay tuned to CKRC for future developments and updates.

Karting New South Wales commends all parties in this fantastic project.

#letsrace2019

Karting NSW would like to congratulate Bathurst Kart Club, Bathurst Regional Council and all bodies that contributed to the success of the DA for an International kart track to be built on top of Mount Panorama.
 
Bathurst Kart Club President Mark Dunbar would like to thank all who contributed their time, effort and expertise to get this project underway. He understands that there's a long road ahead, but with the support of karters and appropriate bodies this project should be up and running in the near future.
 
Bathurst Kart Club will keep everybody updated with the progress of the track.

Just hours after Lewis Mataczyna was born in Canberra, he was flown to Sydney wrapped in cotton wool.

He was diagnosed with a rare and serious form of epidermolysis bullosa, which meant his skin could tear apart at the slightest touch or bump.

Since then his life has been a lot different from other kids his age, often missing out on the everyday joys of childhood.

He has had frequent operations including procedures to open his throat so he can eat and drink and he is very susceptible to infections.

Read the full story here.

 

The Grenfell Kart Club’s recent Kart Clinic was a huge success. Cadet, Junior and Senior Karters all keen to hone their skills both on and off the track attended the Saturday Clinic and Sunday’s race meeting.

Matt Mclean and Joe Tighe conducted the Clinic, passing on their wealth of karting knowledge, and years of karting experience.

All 20 attendees were overwhelmed by the improvements they made over the weekend under the guidance of Matt and Joe.

The Grenfell Kart Club and all of the participants would like to thank Matt and Joe for spending the entire weekend at the Grenfell Track, even after racing had finished on Sunday they both remained to further assist any karters keen to learn more.

A special thanks to Wal from Riverina Karts and Parts for his efforts putting the weekend together.

The ACT government will spend $200,000 upgrading Circuit Mark Webber, home of the Canberra Kart Racing Club, to allow international events.

The work will extend the Pialligo track from 750 metres to 1100 metres to meet international standards.

Canberra Kart Racing Club representative James Ordish said the track extension would allow the club to hold international events and national championships, and also increase the popularity of karting.

"We can increase the patronage and the media coverage and the interest in the sport," he said.

Minister for planning and land management Mick Gentleman said the funding would be included in the upcoming ACT budget review, delivering on a 2016 election promise to make major upgrades.

Mr Ordish said the club had been disappointed when it thought it had been skipped in the 2016 budget.

"It's been almost a two-year road to get us to where we are," he said.

The club won development approval for a $3.5 million major revamp. Mr Ordish said the $200,000 extension was the first stage of redevelopment, changing the angle of the first turn and extending the track. Other funding was yet to be secured.

Mr Gentleman said having the ability to host international sporting events would bring major economic benefits to the ACT.

He predicted kart racers would travel from around the world to compete at Circuit Mark Webber.

"Karting can be an important start to an exciting motorsport career – many top drivers across the world started with karting, including Australia's own Mark Webber," he said.

Local company D Group would begin the work as soon as the money was available in the next few months, with construction to be finished in 2019, Mr Ordish said. The club is still talking to the construction company about keeping parts of the track open during work.

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Outright

1st. Pro-Axle 8
2nd. Hoofhearted
3rd. Hoofhearted 12

CHAMP Class

1st. Plan B
2nd. PTK Racing
3rd. Hoofhearted Too

Pro-Axle Pole - William Lucas
CHAMP Class Pole - Jayden Woolley
Fastest Lap of the Race - William Lucas

Secondly, but most importantly, it's time to congratulate the winners of both our championships;

Our Outright championship winners are Kart 90, St Croix racing - regular drivers, Andy Sandlin, Mitch Lozina, Michael Schiller and Drew Russell. From all at 4SKA a massive congratulations on an extreme effort to win the outright trophy for 2018.

With two minutes to go, the championship was on the line, Kart 90 had blown an engine with 20 minutes to go, and had to finish 11th or higher and cross the start finish line within three minutes of the leader. With a minute and a half to spare the kart returned to the circuit with replacement motor fitted to take the title. It was a hollywood finish and the atmosphere was electric.

Our CHAMP Class winners, and so very well deserved, Dieci Racing's who's regular drivers Hayden Cox, Greg Cox and Phil Middleton did a top job all year to take home class honours.

I'd like to personally thank our officials who continue to turn up round on round and provide our growing club with a stable platform to race. To Barry, Santa, Ray, Maxine, Bruce, Murray, Shaun and Joel, thanks again for your time and patience in what is generally a thankless job. Always remember, you're number one.

To my committee, great work, lets keep the momentum going and deliver the projects we have on the table to take this series to a point where we have forty karts at the big tracks - that's our goal, and its achievable.

Briggs 206 is here, and everyone at the track on Friday saw just how promising the future is, the package is fast, the price is right, it's our future and everyone seems excited to embrace it. You can't sit on your hands flogging a dead horse, and while the Subaru has been great for us for many years, the Briggs will be bigger and better.

Lastly, thanks so much to the teams. It's the teams and the people that make this series what it is. Many comment about how well we do things on the people front. We are by far and away the friendliest club I've ever been a part of. We race hard, but we sit around the camp fire eating a Dieci sponsored sausage sandwich after the racing and drinking an ale and have a laugh about the weekend.

Our new rule book is not far away, it will be practical, it will make sense, and it will make your life easier, its a common sense approach to club karting. Our calendar will be announced in the next month, and I will be writing to you all soon with how you can start preparing for season 2019.

Get those RSVPs in for the Christmas Party Presentation night, we need to know who's coming on the night we crown our champions.

 

Congratulations Les Green on Officiating at over 100 meetings.

Les first got the Karting bug when he had a day at Newcastle in1992 and then started Karting at Combined District Kart Club with his
daughter in Arrow karts.
Les entered his first race meeting in 1993 at Wollongong Kart Racing Club and finished in 5th place in the clubman light class.

In 2002 when he attended the Over Forties meeting, he met Jeff Tressider who suggested he should try speedway.
He couldn’t believe that there was a speedway track nearby, NSW Speedway Kart Club at Nepean.

He won some titles & championships with the club, however, found the fun and all the family orientated people were the best of all!
Les then joined another club, Central Coast Speedway Kart Club at Gosford and found this club was friendly & had a family feeling, too.

About 2004 he became a scrutineer for NSW Speedway Kart Club then in
2013 he became a clerk of the course. Les stopped racing at 65yrs and has put all his energy into Officiating at many different clubs.

Les is a life member of NSW Speedway Kart Club.

Retro Karting are excited to announce that Molecule Australia has come on board as a 2019 RKA Series Sponsor.

Molecule Australia will provide a prize for the kart judged as best presented at each of our 4 rounds.

Molecule Australia is the importer and distributor of Molecule Performance Sport Cleaning Products. Based in San Clemente, California, Molecule provides high performance cleaners and protection for athletes. 

Founded as a solution for cleaning motorsports technical fabric (Nomex®), Molecule provides premium care products for athletic equipment including racesuits and other performance apparel, protective equipment and competition vehicles.

Huge thanks to Molecule Australia for your support of RKA in 2019.

Visit www.moleculeaustralia.com.au 

 

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