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We have identified that some are still having issues with the MyKarting Portal but don’t fear as KNSW is here.

If you’re one of those affected, please be at the Canberra kart track between 5pm and 7pm tomorrow (Friday 8th February) and we’ll have staff onsite to assist you in getting licencing sorted out for this weekend.

If you haven’t nominated yet for the first round don’t despair.  Just get your kart ready, head to Canberra tomorrow and we will get you sorted out so you can race on the weekend.

The new Maxxis dry tyre has already proven to be a big hit.  Affordable, durable and fun to drive on.  The Maxxis Sport and Dunlop KT12-SLW2 Wet are available at all good kart shops.

#LetsRace2019

With our new simplified rules and common-sense approach, this is going to be racing at it’s best.

Canberra’s Circuit Mark Webber will host this fantastic series on the 9th & 10th February 2019 and we expect huge entry numbers. 

Karting NSW is now taking nominations for the first round via its new online system, MyKarting™ Portal.  This can be accessed via the website www.kartingnsw.com.au or via our app.  Search Karting New South Wales in the app store to download.

If you haven’t already, you’ll need to login using the details provided and reset your password and upload a photo.  Once you’ve done that, you can enter this event via the events menu.

If you haven’t purchased a KNSW 2019 licence yet, you can also do this via the same system then nominates for this event.

If you encounter any issues the office staff can walk you through the process from Tuesday morning.

Thank you for supporting Karting NSW and let get racing!

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.

 

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

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.