Mon Sep 18, 2017

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 The Circular Head Kart Club in conjunction with Karting Tasmania are pleased to announce the Tasmanian Kart Championship to be held at the Briant Park Raceway Smithton on 17th – 19th November.

 

Circular Head Kart Club

P O Box 310 SMITHTON, TASMANIA  7330    Tel: 0427 490 661 or 0438 079 793 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     Classes/Divisions offerred for 2017

 

Cadet 9  Cadet 12   KA4 - Junior Light   KA4 - Junior Heavy   KA3 - Junior   KA3 - Senior Light   KA3 - Senior Medium   TaG 125 - Light   TaG 125 - Heavy   TAG Restricted 125 - Light  TAG Restricted 125 - Medium   KA4 - Senior Heavy

 

 

Arrangements  for Tall Timbers Tasmanian State Titles for Go Karting for travel aboard Spirit of Tasmania. 

An Exclusive Member’s Page has been created on the Spirit of Tasmania’s website and is open for bookings.

Ø      When booking/amending via this page, members will have access to the best available fares on their chosen sailing dates.

Ø      All passenger, accommodation and vehicle space is subject to availability at time of booking/amending. 

Ø      Please keep in mind our fares do fluctuate and are subject to change until payment has been made and a booking number and e-ticket provided.

Ø      Alternatively availability and bookings can be requested via our Customer Contact Centre on 13 20 10. 

Ø      Please note booking and amendment fees do apply to non-internet bookings.

Ø      Bookings for this event are valid for travel between 15/10/2017 to the 15/12/2017  

 

When booking via the Exclusive Members Page, the following fare types will be offered (subject to availability):-

·        Tall Timbers Tas. State Title Go Karting17 (Spirit)

·        Tall Timbers Tas. State Title Go Karting17 (Flexi)

Click on logo below

 

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Mon Sep 18, 2017

NWKC Big & Little Legends inc Dan Johnson Memorial IMPORTANT NOTICE: MEETING DOWNGRADED TO CLUB COMPETITION

Please be advised that the NWKC Big & Little Legends inc Dan Johnson Memorial to be held Sunday 22nd October has be downgraded from Zonal Competition – Feature, to  Club Competition (Club Day) as per KA Rules: Competition Rules Ch 5 Rule 7.

Sunday 22 October 2017

 Entries are  Open:  Entries Close: midnight 16/10/2017  
Contact: Michelle Distill – Race Secretary 0416 034 418  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry of Minors (U18) must be by the Minor's Parent/Guardian who must have a  Registered Participant ID

Classes:

  • Cadet 9 
  • Cadet  12
  • KA4 Junior Light & Heavy
  • KA3 Junior
  • KA4 Senior Light, Medium,Heavy
  • KA3 Senior Light & Medium
  • KA4 Masters, Masters Heavy
  • TaG 125 Restricted Light & TaG 125 Restricted Medium & TaG 125 Restricted Heavy
  • TaG 125 Light & TaG 125 Heavy

 

Michelle Distill – Race Secretary 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

0416 034 418

Please Note: Addendum 1 has been released. 

Tue Aug 22, 2017

KARTING TAS STATEWIDE SERIES ROUND 4 LKC.  Launceston Kart Club   Round 4      LKC   September 9th and 10th
Entries are  Open:  *Pre Entries Close: 04/09/2017 Late  Entries Close: 03/09/2017 
Contact: Jade Stone  0400 057 290  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry of Minors (Under 18) must be by the Minor's Parent or Guardian who MUST have a registered Participants ID on the CMS System.

 

Please read important notice re TYRES on Supp Regs

CLASSES   DIVISION/ WEIGHT

Cadet 9 Cadet 12

KA4 Junior Heavy  KA4 Junior Light

TaG 125 Restricted Senior Light  TaG 125 Restricted  Senior Medium

KA3  Junior

KA4  Senior Light KA4 Senior Heavy

KA3  Senior Light  KA3 Senior Medium

KA4 Masters KA4  Masters Heavy

TaG 125 Light  TaG 125 Heavy

 

Tue Aug 22, 2017

Addendum 3 Released 21st August 2017

Notice of Change of Event:  

It is with regret that the above event will no longer be part of the Australian Masters Games due to lack of interest by any games participants.  

The meeting will continue as per the Supplementary Regulations for the  ‘State Titles Shakedown’. ‘Incorporating  Australian Masters Games’ is removed from the Event Title.  

All references to the Australian Masters Games are removed from these Supplementary Regulations. 

Any enquiries re games registration are to be directed to the Australian Masters Games organisers in the first instance.

 

 

Saturday, 21 October 2017 also incorporating a Karting Tas KOY round

Organiser: Circular Head Kart Club  Briant Park Smithton Tasmania

Below is further information regarding registering for the games with AMG and info sheet relevant to competitiors for those entering the Australian Masters Games.

Australian Master Games – Additional Information

Classes, Engines & Weights

KA4 - Yamaha KT100J: 156kg, IAME KA100: 163kg

KA3 - Yamaha: 162kg, IAME KA100: 169kg

TAG Restricted – Rotax (EVO) 187kg, all other engines 182kg

TAG 125 – PRD Fireball 125: 175kg, Parilla Leopard 125: 175kg, IAME X30 125: 180kg, SQ Cheetah 125: 175kg, Rotax Max 125 (non EVO):
180kg, Rotax Max 125 (EVO): 185kg, PRD Galaxt:175kg

Age Requirements: Age is determined as at 31/12/2017

Minimum age for Masters Games competition is 30 years

KA4 Masters and Masters Super Heavy events competition is minimum 40 years (as per KA Rulebook)

Age Groups 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Participation Fees:

Australian Masters Games entry fee is $99 (EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES 11 August ) then the fee rises.

Entry is in 3 parts for recognition as a Masters Games participant:

1. Games Entry Fee: $99 per person or $88 per person for people aged 70+

2. Sport Entry Fee: $50.00 per person

To register go to www.australianmastersgames.com

Please note: a $9.00 service fee is payable per person at the time of submitting your registration.

3. Once you have registered with the Masters Games you must then go and enter the race meeting on the CM:s.

Entry is not restricted to participating in the Games.

Circular Head Kart Club Entry fee is $65.00 / $45.00 via the CM:s for both the Masters Games participants or non-games entry.

Games Participants must hold a current KA Competition Licence.

Number of Participant Requirements for the Games: Minimum number of participants required to conduct competition: 50

Minimum number of participants required to conduct age groups: 8

Any age group that does not have a minimum of 8 participants will be combined with another age group.

Sport Specific Enquiries:

Organiser:
Circular Head Kart Club Contact:
Stuart Wells Phone: 0438 079 793

or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Classes: See Supplementary Regulations. Further important information is within Addendum 1 and Addendum 2

  

 

Mon Aug 21, 2017

UPDATING COMPETITOR ID CARDS

A friendly reminder to Update your Id Cards...please note: You must request your replacement card through the CM:s ONLY and email your new photo to the State Licencing Officer. New cards will not be processed if not following this process.

It has become noticeable that many competitors licence card photos do not reflect the actual card holder as many years may have passed since the card was first printed.

This mandatorily applies if your card is more than 3 years old. Your licence must also be current.

Karting Tas are requiring to upgrade these licence card photos.

This will occur between August 1 and September 30 at no cost to the card holder. After September 30 a fee for a replacement card will be charged.

The steps for this are:

1. Apply for a replacement card in the CM:s;
2. Under method of payment: choose CASH;
3. Email a passport size, digital copy of your new image as a .jpg with your name and Licence number to the State Licencing Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: this is the only method of sending photos.

Cards will be printed and sent in bulk to the Competitor’s club Membership Officers for distribution. Your existing card is to be swapped over, and the Membership Officers will destroy your old card.

Mon Jul 24, 2017

Entering the 16th  Australian Masters Games Before Early Bird Entry closes...

Early Bird entries for the 16th Australian Masters Games close on Friday  11 August. Take this opportunity to enjoy the discounted Games entry of  $99*.
Your Games entry provides you with a number of goodies including kit  bag, drink bottle, access to the Opening Ceremony in conjunction with the Devonport Food and Wine Festival, discounts to businesses throughout Tasmania’s North  West, medical services and more.  One of Australia’s largest multisport festivals, the 16th Australian Masters Games is expected to attract over 4,000 participants across 50+ sports for the week-long sporting
and social programs.

Held in Tasmania’s North West from October21 - 28, the main  criteria to compete in this mass participation event is you must meet the minimum age criteria, which in most sports is 30 years.

As well as an extensive sporting schedule, the Games will also comprise of a variety of social events throughout the week, providing a festival atmosphere for competitors, visitors and the local community.

Enter now at www.AustralianMastersGames.comfor a week to remember.

KartingCompetition  Details:

DATE:  Saturday 21 October  2017

VENUES:  Briant Park Kart Complex, Smithton

AGE:30+

If you need help booking accommodation please call the Tourism Information Hotline on 1800 649 514.

* Please note: a $9.00 service fee is payable per person at the time of submitting your registration, plus a sport specific entry fee. Further details available in the Games Entry Terms & Conditions.

  

 

Wed Jul 19, 2017

KARTING TAS STATEWIDE SERIES ROUND 3 STKC.  Southern Tasmanian Kart Club   Round 3       STKC   August 19th and 20th
Entries are  Open:  *Pre Entries Close: 14/08/2017 Late  Entries Close: 18/08/2016 
Contact: Charlie Sherburd 6254 7397 or 0418 138 390 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please read important notice re TYRES on Supp Regs

CLASSES   DIVISION/ WEIGHT

Cadet 9 Cadet 12

KA4 Junior Heavy  KA4 Junior Light

TaG 125 Restricted Senior Light  TaG 125 Restricted  Senior Medium

KA3  Junior

KA4  Senior Light KA4 Senior Heavy

KA3  Senior Light  KA3 Senior Medium

KA4 Masters KA4  Masters Heavy

TaG 125 Light  TaG 125 Heavy

 

Fri Jul 07, 2017

Launceston Kart Club AGM will be held at the clubrooms on Wednesday August 2nd commencing at  7pm

Nominations for the AGM are to be made on the attached GENERAL
COMMITTEE NOMINATION FORM  and returned by 18 July 2017 to:

The Secretary

PO Box 469

Launceston TAS 7250

 

 

 

 

 

Thu Jul 06, 2017

Saturday, 21 October 2017 also incorporating a Karting Tas KOY round

Organiser: Circular Head Kart Club  Briant Park Smithton Tasmania

Below is further information regarding registering for the games with AMG and info sheet relevant to competitiors for those entering the Australian Masters Games.

Australian Master Games – Additional Information

Classes, Engines & Weights

KA4 - Yamaha KT100J: 156kg, IAME KA100: 163kg

KA3 - Yamaha: 162kg, IAME KA100: 169kg

TAG Restricted – Rotax (EVO) 187kg, all other engines 182kg

TAG 125 – PRD Fireball 125: 175kg, Parilla Leopard 125: 175kg, IAME X30 125: 180kg, SQ Cheetah 125: 175kg, Rotax Max 125 (non EVO):
180kg, Rotax Max 125 (EVO): 185kg, PRD Galaxt:175kg

Age Requirements: Age is determined as at 31/12/2017

Minimum age for Masters Games competition is 30 years

KA4 Masters and Masters Super Heavy events competition is minimum 40 years (as per KA Rulebook)

Age Groups 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Participation Fees:

Australian Masters Games entry fee is $99 (EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES 11 August ) then the fee rises.

Entry is in 3 parts for recognition as a Masters Games participant:

1. Games Entry Fee: $99 per person or $88 per person for people aged 70+

2. Sport Entry Fee: $50.00 per person

To register go to www.australianmastersgames.com

Please note: a $9.00 service fee is payable per person at the time of submitting your registration.

3. Once you have registered with the Masters Games you must then go and enter the race meeting on the CM:s.

Entry is not restricted to participating in the Games.

Circular Head Kart Club Entry fee is $65.00 / $45.00 via the CM:s for both the Masters Games participants or non-games entry.

Games Participants must hold a current KA Competition Licence.

Number of Participant Requirements for the Games: Minimum number of participants required to conduct competition: 50

Minimum number of participants required to conduct age groups: 8

Any age group that does not have a minimum of 8 participants will be combined with another age group.

Sport Specific Enquiries:

Organiser:
Circular Head Kart Club Contact:
Stuart Wells Phone: 0438 079 793

or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Classes: See Supplementary Regulations. Further important information is within Addendum 1 and Addendum 2

  

 

Wed May 31, 2017

FT Guy Bodyworks Beyond Daylight (Featuring Phil Goss Memorial & KA3 Cup).  Meeting Status 2017: Zonal Competition – Feature (as per 2017 State
Regulations) Incorporating: A Vintage Multi-Kart Demonstration.

The Launceston Kart Club wishes to advise that due to unforeseen  circumstances the night section of the July 1st race meeting has been cancelled. The meeting will now revert to a day meeting with practice from 8am and racing
from 10am with an expected finishing  time of 4:30pm. The club apologises for any inconvenience this has caused. an  amended sup regs will be available soon. at the conclusion of the racing the  club will hold a gourmet BBQ thanks to the Jailhouse Grill. Camping will be  available for those who wish stay at the track.  regards  Stuart Lee  President LKC.

 

Launceston Kart Club        July 1st 2017
Entries are  Open:  *Pre Entries Close: 21/06/2017  Late Entries Close: 01/07/2017
Contact: Jade Stone – Competition Secretary  0400 057 290 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Classes:

 Cadet 9  Single Division

Tag Restricted  Senior Light

Cadet 12  Single Division

Tag Restricted  Senior Medium

KA4  Junior Light

KA4  Junior Heavy

KA3  Junior

KA4  Senior Light

KA3  Senior Light

KA4  Senior Heavy

KA3  Senior Heavy

KA4  Masters

TaG 125  Light

KA4  Masters  Heavy

TaG 125  Heavy

Vintage  Ch 20 Vintage Karting

 

 

Tue May 30, 2017

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM NORTH WESTERN KART CLUB

Hi All

We regret that we will be cancelling the 2017 North West Dual Challenge be held this coming weekend. We have only received 51 entries at the close of entries, and of those, there are only 25 people who had paid their entry fee confirming that they will be racing. Payment guarantees the entry, and we do not know what the total of the entry fees will be, assuming some may withdraw.

Also, given the calibre of the prizes on offer, these numbers are too low to run the meeting, especially with the lack of commitment with regard to paying the entry fees. It was thought that there would have been more interest shown, based on the prizes being offered, and more entries were expected. As the club was funding the prizes, we required a minimum number of entries to prevent the risk of running at a loss.

All entries that have been received will be refunded, please forward bank account details for refunds to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regards

NWKC

Mon May 08, 2017

NWKC EXCITING NEW EVENT TO BE HELD OVER 2 ROUNDS

INTRODUCING THE 2017 NORTH WEST DUAL CHALLENGE

Be in it for a chance to win an engine or tyres of choice.

Round 1 -SUNDAY June 4th and Round 2 – SUNDAY October 22nd at Highclere


Round 1 -SUNDAY June 4th  Entries are  Open:  Entries Close: midnight 29/05/2017  
Contact: Michelle Distill – Race Secretary 0416 034 418  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry of Minors (U18) must be by the Minor's Parent/Guardian who must have a  Registered Participant ID

Classes:

  • Cadet 9 
  • Cadet  12
  • KA4 Junior Light & Heavy
  • KA3 Junior
  • KA4 Senior Light, Medium,Heavy
  • KA3 Senior Light & Medium
  • KA4 Masters, Masters Heavy
  • TaG 125 Restricted Light & TaG 125 Restricted Medium & TaG 125 Restricted Heavy
  • TaG 125 Light & TaG 125 Heavy

  As per State Regulations.

Wed Apr 26, 2017

Vintage Class Rules Clarification 1 21 April-2017

 

  

There has been a Vintage Karting Rule Clarification issued by Karting Australia on April 21, 2017.

Recently, the concept of "Weight Adjusted Time Trial Events" for Vintage Karts of different eras has been put forward in some Supplementary Regulations for Vintage Karting events. This clarification addresses this matter.

Vintage Class Rules Clarification 1 21 April 2017

 

 

 

Tue Feb 21, 2017

KA OFFICIALS SOUTHERN ACCREDITATION SESSION. Existing Officals need to attend. New Officials also welcome!

Wednesday March 1st 7.30pm

Southern Tasmanian Kart Club  - Clubrooms

Fingerpost Road Orielton 

 Register your attendance by contacting Jo Sapwell. Details on Flyer

 

 Officials Flyer March 1 2017

 

 

 

Tue Feb 14, 2017

TECH BULLETIN FROM KARTING TAS re: STATEWIDE SERIES

This Technical Bulletin has effect at: Karting Tas Statewide Series Rounds 2,3 & 4.

TaG 125 light / Heavy

Due to the apparent degradation of the MG Yellow tyres at the 1st round of the 2017 Karting Tasmania Statewide Series, it has been decided to allow a new set of Dry Tyres for each of the remaining SWS rounds.

Refer to - Chapter 4 Tyres 3. Allocation and Usage a) in the 2017 rulebook page 108. This applies to TaG 125 light / heavy only.

All Classes / Divisions

Due to the apparent degradation of the wet weather tyres at the 1st round of the 2017 Karting Tasmania Statewide Series, it has been decided to allow a new set of Wet Tyres for each of the remaining SWS rounds.

Refer to - Chapter 4 Tyres 3. Allocation and Usage a) in the 2017 rulebook page 108. Please contact Mark Close for any other information: 0458 777 838.

The Official Bulletin is attached

Tue Feb 14, 2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM KARTING TAS re: STATEWIDE SERIES

Technically, the altered format of the SWS Round 1 at Smithton was not approved by KA, and should have been run by the KA rule book and by Karting Tas State
Regulations. The rushed decision made at Smithton, in hindsight, was an incorrect one; therefore, Karting Tas has made the decision to revert back to the original format as laid out in the State Regulations. This will
remain in place for  2017 for the Statewide Series.

Wed Feb 01, 2017

KARTING TAS STATEWIDE SERIES ROUND 2 NWKC.  North Western Kart Club  Round 2       NWKC   February 26th
Entries are  Open:  *Pre Entries Close: midnight 20/02/2017  Entries Close: 24/02/2016 
Contact: Michelle Distill – Race Secretary 0416 034 418  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry of Minors (U18) must be by the Minor's Parent/Guardian who must have a  Registered Participant ID

Classes:

  • Cadet 9 
  • Cadet  12
  • KA4 Junior Light & Heavy
  • KA3 Junior
  • KA4 Senior Light, Medium,Heavy, Masters*, Masters Heavy*
  • KA3 Senior Light & Medium
  • TaG 125 Restricted Light & TaG 125 Restricted Medium
  • TaG 125 Light & TaG 125 Heavy

 * As per State Regulations.

Fri Jan 27, 2017

Tasmanian State Regulations are now available.

 

 

 

Thu Jan 19, 2017

KARTING TAS STATEWIDE SERIES ROUND 1 CHKC.  Circular Head Kart Club & WT 
House Betta Home Living  Round 1       CHKC   February 5th 
Entries Now Open:  Entries Close: 31/01/2017  
Contact: Tim  Hinds 0427 490 661 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry of Minors (U18) must be by the Minor's Parent/Guardian who must have a  Registered Participant ID

Classes:

  • Cadet 9 
  • Cadet  12
  • KA4 Junior Light & Heavy
  • KA3 Junior
  • KA4 Senior Light, Medium,Heavy, Masters*, Masters Heavy*
  • KA3 Senior Light & Medium
  • TaG 125 Restricted Light & TaG 125 Restricted Medium
  • TaG 125 Light & TaG 125 Heavy

 * As per State Regulations. Please note State Regulations, including the rules of the Statewide Series will be published here soon.

Wed Dec 14, 2016

McDonalds Young Guns LKC.  Meeting Status 2017: Zonal Competition – Feature (as per 2017 State
Regulations) Incorporating: A Vintage Multi-Kart Demonstration

Launceston Kart Club        January 14th 2017
Entries are  Open:  *Pre Entries Close: 11/01/2017  Entries Close: 13/01/2017
Contact: Jade Stone – Competition Secretary  0400 057 390 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Classes:

 Cadet 9  Single Division

Tag Restricted  Senior Light

Cadet 12  Single Division

Tag Restricted  Senior Heavy

KA4  Junior Light

KA4  Junior Heavy

KA3  Junior

KA4  Senior Light

KA3  Senior Light

KA4  Senior Heavy

KA3  Senior Heavy

KA4  Masters

TaG 125  Light

KA4  Masters Super Heavy*

TaG 125  Heavy

KA4  Junior Pro (136kg)**

Open Performance  State Regulations

Vintage  Ch 20 Vintage Karting

 

*As per Karting Tas State Regulations. ** McDonalds Young Guns Feature Race Only

 

Wed Nov 23, 2016

Karting Australia have advised, that due to office closures over the Christmas break, any Licence Review Applications usually to be submitted in the last week of December for the panel to review in the first week January need to be submitted early in December.

Karting Tas will accept Licence Review Applications until the 9th December.

 

 

 

Wed Nov 23, 2016

 

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2016 Tasmanian State Championship Report

Well the weather gods were kind and the North Western Kart Club put on a fantastic State Championship with all finals run under glorious sunshine.

The club must be congratulated for the presentation of the facility which is the oldest in the country. Well done team. On to the results. Full Report attached

  

Wed Nov 23, 2016

Karting Australia wish to advise that all interested drivers that had confirmed intentions to attend the Hobart junior sprockets program that it has been postponed until next year, if any pre registered drivers in which their were 16 in the state would like to be updated with a possible date in 2017 please contact Karting Australia via their website. Karting Tasmania and the Southern Tasmanian Kart Club apologises on behalf of Karting Australia for their late notice of the event being cancelled.

 

 

 

Wed Oct 26, 2016

Are you already a club member, motor sport official or new to Karting? Karting Tas need new people to train as:

  • clerks of course;  
  • stewards;  
  • scales marshals;  
  • starters;  
  • grid marshals  & more!

All welcome come along on Sunday 27th November to  the Southern Tasmanian Kart Club form 10 am to 2 pm. Register your interest by clicking on the image below.

Information Day for Officials

 

 

 

 

Wed Oct 26, 2016

The SP Tools Junior Sprocket Program  is coming to the Southern Tasmanian Kart Club! Saturday 26th November.

The Junior Sprockets 'Beginners Program' is an opportunity for youngsters between the ages of 6 and 14 years to get behind the wheel of a kart for the first time...Click on the image to register

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Junior Sprockets

Tue Oct 25, 2016

 

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 The North Western Kart Club in conjunction with Karting Tasmania are pleased to bring to you the
Tasmanian Kart Championship to be held at the Highclere Raceway on 18th – 20th November.

 In preparation the NWKC State Championship Shakedown and Legends Meeting (Incorporating the Daniel
Johnson Memorial) on 15th and 16th October.

Phone: Mike Jack, Race Secretary  Ph.: 0488 234 891 or 64 334780  Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location: Hardings Hotmix Raceway, Highclere, Burnie

PO Box 1219, Devonport, 7310, or if pre-entering email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

For further information please contact NWKC president Mark  Close on 0458 777 838

Wed Oct 12, 2016

AKA Logo Wide Tas 300wide
 TASMANIAN KARTER OF THE YEAR

Updated points for 2016 Tasmanian Karter of the Year, a reminder to all competitors that each class must have 4 entries to receive points and that each class needs to compete in at least 6 of the 8 rounds to receive Karter of the Year Awards. All competitors regardless of the number of entries will get a ticket in the end of the year prize pool, random prize draw, with $$$$ thousands of dollars worth of prizes to give away.

karter of the year 2016

 

 

The Tasmanian Karter of the Year and the overall Statewide Series winners will receive their Red plates and Trophies at the end
of year function to be held at the Aurora Function Centre, Aurora Stadium Launceston on the 3rd of December 2016. The random prize draws will also take place on this night which will be a formal awards dinner @ a cost of no more than $30 per person.

We hope to make this evening the highlight of the Tasmanian karting calendar and hope the karters support the event as the SKC is
putting in much effort and funds to give back to the kart drivers of Tasmania.

 

 

 

Wed Aug 31, 2016

TECHNICAL BULLETIN No. 1

Homologated Carburettor as per KA  Tech Bulletin 106H-5

This Technical Bulletin has further effect at:

Karting Tas Statewide Series Round 4 and KTas State Titles 2016

Mark Close State Technical Officer would like to advise that the new Homologated Carburettor (Tillotson HW33A) for KA100  CANNOT be used at the final round of the Statewide Series at LKC or the open State Title meeting at NWKC Please contact Mark  Close for any other information: 0458 777 838

 

Wed Aug 24, 2016

KARTING  TAS STATEWIDE SERIES ROUND 4 LKC.  

The State Technical Officer has issued an Addendum  re Permitted Fuel .

Wed Aug 24, 2016

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 TASMANIAN KARTER OF THE YEAR

Updated points for 2016 Tasmanian Karter of the Year, a reminder to all competitors that each class must have 4 entries to receive points and that each class needs to compete in at least 6 of the 8 rounds to receive Karter of the Year Awards. All competitors regardless of the number of entries will get a ticket in the end of the year prize pool, random prize draw, with $$$$ thousands of dollars worth of prizes to give away.

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The Tasmanian Karter of the Year and the overall Statewide Series winners will receive their Red plates and Trophies at the end
of year function to be held at the Aurora Function Centre, Aurora Stadium Launceston on the 3rd of December 2016. The random prize draws will also take place on this night which will be a formal awards dinner @ a cost of no more than $30 per person.

We hope to make this evening the highlight of the Tasmanian karting calendar and hope the karters support the event as the SKC is
putting in much effort and funds to give back to the kart drivers of Tasmania.

 

 

 

Wed Aug 10, 2016

KARTING  TAS STATEWIDE SERIES ROUND 4 LKC.  

Sponsored by Tas Auto Recyclers   Launceston Kart Club  Round 4       STKC   September 11th
Entries are  Open:  *Pre Entries Close: 01/09/2016  Entries Close: 09/09/2016 
Contact: Jade Stone – Competition Secretary  0400 057 390 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Classes:

  • Cadet 9 
  • Cadet  12
  • KA4 Junior Light & Heavy
  • KA3 Junior and Junior Performance
  • KA4 Senior Light, Heavy, Masters, Masters Superheavy
  • KA3 Light & Heavy
  • TaG 125 Restricted Light & TaG 125 Restricted Heavy
  • TaG 125 Light & TaG 125 Heavy

 

The Phil Goss Memorial will this year be run in the KA4 Masters  Class.  The winner of this event will be  the karter first over the line in the final of KA4 Masters with a Yamaha J  motor.

Tue Jul 26, 2016

KARTING
TAS STATEWIDE SERIES ROUND 3 STKC.  Southern Tasmanian Kart Club & Carlyle Hotel  Round 3       STKC   August 21st
Entries are  Open:  *Pre Entries Close: 15/08/2016  Entries Close: 19/08/2016 
Contact: Charlie Sherburd 6254 7397 or 0418 138 390 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Classes:

  • Cadet 9 
  • Cadet  12
  • KA4 Junior Light & Heavy
  • KA3 Junior and Junior Performance
  • KA4 Senior Light, Heavy, Masters, Masters Superheavy
  • KA3 Light & Heavy
  • TaG 125 Restricted Light & TaG 125 Restricted Heavy
  • TaG 125 Light & TaG 125 Heavy

 

Mon Jul 18, 2016

 

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 The North Western Kart Club in conjunction with Karting Tasmania are pleased to announce special rates with The Spirit of Tasmania for the
Tasmanian Kart Championship to be held at the Highclere Raceway on 18th – 20th November.

 Travel with Spirit of Tasmania to the NW Karting Club.

Spirit of Tasmania is proud to promote travel to this event and is offering participants the best
available passenger fares.

Travel with Spirit of Tasmania and you can take your car with you from just $89* extra each way.

For the best available passenger fares, you must book via the Exclusive Member's Page at:

https://www.spiritoftasmania.com.au/offers/nw-kart-club

 

Click on the logo below for more information.

 

 

For further information please contact NWKC president Mark  Close on 0458 777 838


 

 

 

 

Mon Jul 04, 2016

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 The North Western Kart Club in conjunction with Karting Tasmania are pleased to announce the 12 classes that will compete for the 2016
Tasmanian Kart Championship to be held at the Highclere Raceway on 18th – 20th November.

Cadet 9

Cadet 12

KA4 Junior Light

KA4 Junior Heavy

KA3 Junior

KA3 Senior Light

KA3 Senior Heavy

TAS Sportsman KA4 Senior

TaG Restricted Light

TaG Restricted Heavy

TaG 125 Light

taG 125 Heavy

For the first time in Tasmania, TaG restricted have been  offerred as a championship class.

Stay tuned for further info regarding the championships and a major sponsor announcement in due course .

For further information please contact NWKC president Mark  Close on 0458 777 838


 

 

 

 

Mon May 23, 2016

AKA Logo Wide Tas 300wide
 TASMANIAN KARTER OF THE YEAR

Updated points for 2016 Tasmanian Karter of the Year, a reminder to all competitors that each class must have 4 entries to receive points and that each class needs to compete in at least 6 of the 8 rounds to receive Karter of the Year Awards. All competitors regardless of the number of entries will get a ticket in the end of the year prize pool, random prize draw, with $$$$ thousands of dollars worth of prizes to give away.

The following eight (8) race meetings will count towards the series.

Dates and Venues are as follows:

February14th - Round 1 SWS CHKC

March 6th - Round 2 SWS NWKC

April 30th, May 1st - STKC Twin Track Challenge

May 21st - CHKC Tall Timbers Marathon

June 18th - LKC Junior National Feature/ Young Guns

August 21st -Round 3 SWS STKC

September 11th- Round 4 SWS LKC

Oct 15th - 16th NWKC State Title Shakedown Points System:

30,25,22,20,18...10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,0 etc will be
applied to finishers of all races. All points will count towards the series
point score.

There must be a minimum of 4 competitors to validate a
class towards the series. Validated classes must run at least 6meetings to
count towards the series.

From these race meetings a Karter of the Year will be
awarded for each validated class. An overall Karter of the Year will also be
awarded. This will determined by a vote involving the SKC committee, This
Driver will be acknowledged as the,

" 2016 Tasmanian Karter of the Year".   

The Tasmanian Karter of the Year and the overall Statewide Series winners will receive their Red plates and Trophies at the end
of year function to be held at the Aurora Function Centre, Aurora Stadium Launceston on the 3rd of December 2016. The random prize draws will also take place on this night which will be a formal awards dinner @ a cost of no more than $30 per person.

We hope to make this evening the highlight of the Tasmanian karting calendar and hope the karters support the event as the SKC is
putting in much effort and funds to give back to the kart drivers of Tasmania.

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Mon May 23, 2016

Launceston Kart Club

Launceston Kart Club MacDonalds Young Guns
Date:19th June 2016
Venue:Archerville Raceway, Pipers River Road, Turners Marsh

DRIVER OF THE YEAR – Round 5

Contact: Jade Stone, Race Secretary.
Ph:  0400 057 290 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Entries Close: Pre-Entries with payment close on Friday 8th June 2016. Entries received without full payment after 8th June 2016
(pre entry closing date) will receive a 5 second penalty added to their qualifying time.
MacDonalds Young Guns
At the completion of racing there will be a 25 lap Feature race for the Juniors at a pro weight of 131kg*.  The winner of this race will be the 2016 Junior Young Guns winner. Cadet 9 & Cadet 12 will also be competing for Young Guns honours with an overall winner for both classes. The point system
used for this will be (0, 2, 3, 4)
Supp Regs available

Tue May 03, 2016

AKA Logo Wide Tas 300wide
 TASMANIAN KARTER OF THE YEAR

The following eight (8) race meetings will count towards the series.

Dates and Venues are as follows:

February14th - Round 1 SWS CHKC

March 6th - Round 2 SWS NWKC

April 30th, May 1st - STKC Twin Track Challenge

May 21st - CHKC Tall Timbers Marathon

June 18th - LKC Junior National Feature/ Young Guns

August 21st -Round 3 SWS STKC

September 11th- Round 4 SWS LKC

Oct 15th - 16th NWKC State Title Shakedown Points System:

30,25,22,20,18...10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,0 etc will be
applied to finishers of all races. All points will count towards the series
point score.

There must be a minimum of 4 competitors to validate a
class towards the series. Validated classes must run at least 6meetings to
count towards the series.

From these race meetings a Karter of the Year will be
awarded for each validated class. An overall Karter of the Year will also be
awarded. This will determined by a vote involving the SKC committee, This
Driver will be acknowledged as the,

" 2016 Tasmanian Karter of the Year".   

The Tasmanian Karter of the Year and the overall Statewide Series winners will receive their Red plates and Trophies at the end
of year function to be held at the Aurora Function Centre, Aurora Stadium Launceston on the 3rd of December 2016. The random prize draws will also take place on this night which will be a formal awards dinner @ a cost of no more than $30 per person.

We hope to make this evening the highlight of the Tasmanian karting calendar and hope the karters support the event as the SKC is
putting in much effort and funds to give back to the kart drivers of Tasmania.

29 01 2016 6 57 10 PM

 

 

Wed Mar 02, 2016

VKCT Vintage 'Tassie Tour'

Events for:

Era 1: Pre 1963: Historic; Era 2: 1963 - 1969: Vintage; Era 3: 1970 - 1980: Classic (pre side pod Karts); Era 4: 1981 - 1991: Post-Classic Kart and Era
5: 1992-2000: Modern Classic Kart.

Accomodation: www.discovertasmania.com.au General Information: www.vkct.net   

Contact Don Singline 03 6425 1989 / 0408 462 537 or Peter Fitzpatrick 03 6228 6200 / 0458 282 600 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Fri Feb 19, 2016

KARTING
TAS STATEWIDE SERIES ROUND 2 NWKC.  North Western Kart Club  Round 2       NWKC   March 6th
Entries are  Open:  *Pre Entries Close: 29/02/2016  Entries Close: 4/03/2016 
Contact: Mike Jack 0488 234 891 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Classes:

  • Cadet 9 
  • Cadet  12
  • KA4 Junior Light & Heavy
  • KA3 Junior and Junior Performance
  • KA4 Senior Light, Heavy, Masters, Masters Superheavy
  • KA3 Light & Heavy
  • TaG 125 Restricted Light & TaG 125 Restricted Heavy
  • TaG 125 Light & TaG 125 Heavy

 

Fri Feb 05, 2016

Apologies there is an issue with the Calendar function on our page...we hope to have it rectified soon...A copy of the Calendar is below.

KARTING TAS 2016 CALENDAR

January  16/17  Sat(Twilight)  Twilight Thunder  Club Race Feature NO POINTS  LKC

January 30/31  Sun Club Race Meeting TBC Contact Club 

February  13/14  Sun  SWS RD 1 TaG Res Grant McGlasson  Memorial DOY POINTS CHKC 

February  27/28  Sun Club Race Feature Club Titles Rd 1 STKC

March 5/6  Sun SWS RD 2 DOY POINTS NWKC

March 19/20  Sun Club Race Meeting STKC

April 2/3  VINTAGE TOUR VKCT

April 9/10  VINTAGE TOUR VKCT

April  16/17  Sat  Clubman Cup Club Race Feature  NO POINTS  LKC

April  23/24  Sun Club Race Meeting TBC Contact Club

April 30 /May 1 Sat/Sun  Twin Track Challenge /  Club Race Feature DOY POINTS STKC

May 21/22  Sat(Twilight)  Tall Timbers Marathons  Club Race Feature DOY POINTS  CHKC

May 28/29  Sun Club Race Meeting TBC Contact Club

June 18/19  Sat  Young Guns/JN Club Race Feature  DOY POINTS  LKC

June 25/26  Sat/Sun  ENDURO Feature-Sat/Club Race Meeting-Sun STKC

July 30/31  Sun Club Race Feature Club Titles Rd 2 STKC

August  20/21  Sun SWS RD 3 DOY POINTS STKC

August 27/28  Sun Club Race Meeting TBC Contact Club

Sept 10/11  Sat/Sun SWS RD 4 DOY POINTS LKC

Sept 24/25  Sun Club Race Meeting TBC Contact Club

Oct 15/16  Sun Club Race Feature DOY POINTS NWKC

Oct 29/30  Sun Club Race Feature Club Titles Rd 3 STKC

Nov  18/19/20  Fri/Sat/Sun  TAS State Champs  NWKC

Nov 26/27  Sun Club Race Meeting TBC Contact Clubs

Dec 3/4  Sat Awards Dinner: SWS /DOY Launceston

Dec 10/11  Sun Club Race Meeting TBC Contact Clubs

Dec 17/18  Sun Club Race Meeting TBC Contact Clubs

 

Tue Feb 02, 2016

A Downgrade is classed as: moving from a higher level of Licence to a lower level of Licence . They are listed  from the lowest level to the highest level in the KA Rulebook. See Competition Rules Ch 4 Rule 16 a) preamble.

ALL DOWNGRADES AS OF 01/01/2016 i.e Competition Licence to E Practice, Competition Licence to Vintage, Competition B grade to Competition C Grade etc:

PLEASE NOTE:

  • ALL DOWNGRADES require a submission to KA (via Karting Tas) on the Licence Review Application Form. KA will make the decision. per Rules : Competition Rules Ch 4 Rule 16  c).

A Licence holder can't downgrade from a Competition Licence to Practice or Vintage demonstration without submitting a Licence Review Application to KA, via Karting Tas.

  • When a Karter decides to change their renewal to re-instate their Competition Licence and Grade they must submit a Licence Review Application to KA (via Karting Tas)

A Licence holder can't renew back to their original Competition Licence and Grade from Practice or Vintage demonstration without submitting a Licence Review Application to KA, via Karting Tas. (They will only resume their grade back if within 3 years). See Competition Rules Ch 4 Rule 10.

If you require any assistance please contact the State Office or the State Licencing Officer.

Fri Jan 29, 2016

AKA Logo Wide Tas 300wide

The State Karting Council is proud to announce the return of the Tasmanian Karter of the Year.

The Tasmanian Karter of the Year will be conducted over a selected eight (8) race meetings during the 2016 season. The SKC acknowledges that a lot of time, effort and money is required to compete competitively in karting and by providing an award such as the Karter of the Year, due recognition will be provided to those karters that compete regularly in Tasmania. Apart from the trophies that will be presented to the winning drivers, over $3000 worth of prizes will also be handed out. These prizes which will consist of karting equipment, Tyres and accommodation packages will be by way of random draws for karters that have competed during the year. To support those that have supported Karting Tasmania, each time a driver competes in a particular class they will be allocated a ticket into the draw, so if you enter all 8 race meetings you will receive 8 tickets into that draw. If you enter 3 you receive 3 tickets. (hope that makes sense)

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The 2016 Statewide Series will make up four (4) of the selected race meeting and Karting Tasmania is proud to announce that Andrew Walter Construction has agreed to provide substantial support and is the naming right sponsor of the series. .............................

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A points system will award points to each driver competing in the eight (8) selected race meetings in 2016. These being the four (4) rounds of the Statewide Series and the following feature race meetings.

April 30th - May 1st      STKC           Twin Track Challenge 

May 21st  CHKC Tall Timbers Marathon

June 18th   LKC Junior National Feature/ Young Guns

Oct  15th -  16th    NWKC       State Title Shakedown

From these race meetings a Karter of the Year will be awarded for each class. An overall Karter of the Year will also be awarded. This Driver will be acknowledged as the,
" 2016 Tasmanian Karter of the Year".

The Tasmanian Karter of the Year and the overall Statewide Series winners will receive their Red plates and Trophies at the end of year function to be held at the Aurora Function Centre, Aurora Stadium Launceston on the 3rd of December 2016. The random prize draws will also take place on this night which will be a formal awards dinner @ a cost of no more than $30 per person.

We hope to make this evening the highlight of the Tasmanian karting calendar and hope the karters support the event as the SKC is putting in much effort and funds to give back to the kart drivers of Tasmania.

............................

 

Fri Jan 29, 2016

IMPORTANT CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE KARTING TAS STATEWIDE SERIES REGULATIONS 29th January

Dates:

Each round of the 2016 series will now be run as one-day events

Dates and Venues are as follows:

Round 4       LKC     September  Sunday 11th

Awards/Trophies:

Clubs to provide small individual Trophies at each round. Series awards and trophies including red plates for class champions will now be awarded at
the Karting Tas Awards Dinner Dec 3rd 2016

The Updated SWS Regulations are attached, changes are in red font.

Wed Jan 20, 2016

KARTING
TAS STATEWIDE SERIES ROUND 1 CHKC.  Circular Head Kart Club & WT 
House Betta Home Living  Round 1       CHKC   February 14th 
Entries  Open: 14/01/2016 *Pre Entries Close: 8/02/2016  Entries Close: 12/02/2016 
Contact: Tim  Hinds 0427 490 661 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Classes:

  • Cadet 9 
  • Cadet  12
  • KA4 Junior Light & Heavy
  • KA3 Junior and Junior Performance
  • KA4 Senior Light, Heavy, Masters, Masters Superheavy
  • KA3 Light & Heavy
  • TaG 125 Restricted Light & TaG 125 Restricted Heavy
  • TaG 125 Light & TaG 125 Heavy

 

Wed Jan 13, 2016

Technical Rule Interpretations – 13 January 2016

 

  

There has been two Technical Rule Interpretations issued by Karting Australia on January 13, 2016.

These TRI's refer specifically to confirming the fact that unless the rules state that you can then you cannot and the CIK-FIA Rear Impact Protection.

13/1/2015 TRI-16-02 CIK FIA Rear Impact Protection

TRI-16-01 Unless It Says That You Can Then You Cannot

 

 

 

Mon Dec 21, 2015

The Executive, Officers and Members of Karting Tas wish you all a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. Take care , enjoy and we look forward to seeing you all ready for the 2016 race season.

Karting Tas State Office will close for the holidays from 2pm Tues 22nd Dec to Monday 11th January.

Mon Dec 21, 2015

From the 01/01/2016 all driver levies will be $10 per entry.

Regardless of the event, formerly open or club day, and now called Club Feature Events and Club Competition, the club will receive an invoice for the amount of entries from their particular event at $10 ea in the normal manner. This includes the current $3 sent to KA.

Therefore, Clubs will be responsible for the following:

  • Police Permits and their costs
  • Event trophies as required
  • Medical coverage for race meetings
  • Current official requirements

They will not be responsible for:

  • Track inspection fees
  • Track Licence fees
  • Affiliation fees
  • Permit fees

LICENCE FEES from 01/01/2016

  • A, B, C and D Grade  Renewal                   including a Manual  $215.00
  • A, B, C and D Grade  New                          including a Manual  $240.00
  • E Grade Licence (Practice)                         including a Manual  $60.00
  • Vintage Licence                                           including a Manual  $60.00

 

 

Thu Dec 17, 2015

Calendar updated december 11th! A revised State Wide Series (SWS) returns with 4 rounds: 14th Feb - CHKC; 6th March - NWKC; 21st August - STKC and 10th/11th September at LKC. Karting Tas is introducing a 'Driver of the Year' award with points across 8 rounds. 4 chances to earn points at the SWS and another four feature events, 1 at each club.  Once again the State will hold a standalone Tasmanian State Championship with NWKC hosting the event in 2016.

Dates on the calendar are confirmed...feature events and formats are to follow. Clubs will also confirm shortly whether they will utilise the last Sunday in the month as in previous years to hold further Club Level Events (previously known as 'Club Days'). 

Tue Dec 15, 2015

Karting Tas has introduced a State Policy for

Karters practicing at any track. The following must be understood and abided by:

 

Karting Tas Inc State Policy

PRACTICE/RECREATIONAL

Date Created: 30/11/2015 V1.0

Effective Date: 01/01/2016

Page 1 of 1


1) A current Practice Permit is on display (Track Licence). Where applicable, all club key holders are to sign the practice policy accepting the policy.

2) Appropriate flags and fire equipment be at the start grid.

3) A responsible person (non-participating) is in attendance during any practice, and that person is to be 18 years old or older.

4) An inspection of the track (track walk) is carried out prior to karts using it.

5) All drivers wanting to use the track are to have a current KA licence as well as current paid-up Club Membership.

6) An 'E' Licence with a successful STA completed is the bare minimum licence required to practice on any KA Affiliated and approved track.

7) Karters under 7 cannot be on the track with any other age group.

8) Cadet 9 and Cadet 12 can practice together.  Seniors and juniors must not practice with cadets.

9) All junior classes may practice together.  Seniors and cadets must not practice with juniors.

10) All senior classes may practice together.  Juniors and cadets must not practice with seniors.

11) Drivers must present their Licence to the person controlling practice prior to going onto the circuit, or at any time when requested.

12) If the CM:s is not accessible at the circuit then a Register for recording details of anyone practicing should be kept, and must be filled in prior to going onto the circuit. This must be sent to the State Office for licence verification monthly.

13) Karts used in practice must comply with the current KA Manual.

14) Licence holders are only permitted to practice in what they can compete in.

15) Inappropriate Driving behaviour as per the KA Code of Conduct must be reported immediately to a Club Executive Committee Member (or  designated person) for disciplinary action.

Mon Dec 14, 2015

2016 COMPETITION TYRES AND VORTEX DVS ENGINES:PRIVATE PRACTICE PRIOR TO 1 JANUARY 2016

 

  

New Competition tyres have been allocated to many Classes for 2016. The Vortex DVS Senior and DVS Junior engines have also been Approved for use in Competition in KA1, Open Performance, KA2 and Junior Performance Classes from the commencement of 2016.

KA understands that many Competitors may want to practice with the new tyres and or the new engines as soon as they are available to them.

KA's insurers have confirmed the following:

"that competitors will have continuous (insurance) cover for the new engines and competition tyres including practice and testing prior to January 1st."

Accordingly it is confirmed herein that KA licensed drivers who wish to use either the new tyres for their Class or the new Vortex DVS Senior or Junior engines in

PRIVATE PRACTICE ONLY prior to 1 January 2016, will have continuity of insurance cover provided that:

1. The engines and tyres are applicable to the approved Classes; and

2. All other KA Rules are complied with at all times.

On the basis of these conditions being complied with, such activity is permitted as of this date.

Click Here  to view the 2016 National Competition Rules (that includes the allocation of tyres

Kelvin O'Reilly

Chief executive Officer

14 December 2015

2016 engines and tyres able to be used immediately

Karting Australia advises that the homologation process for the Vortex DVS Engines is now complete.

As a result, these engines – to be used in the KA1 and KA2 classes in the Australian Kart Championship along with Open and Junior Performance at other levels – are available now for use on Karting Australia circuits.

The homologation documents, along with an accompanying technical bulletin can be found below:

Vortex DVS

Vortex DVS Homologation Bulletin 115H-1

Vortex DVS Jnr

Vortex DVS Jnr Homologation Bulletin 116H-1

Information on the new Vortex DVS engine is available here.  There is a trade-in offer available for current KF2 and KF3 competitors, read more here.

These engines, along with the allocated tyres for 2016 across ALL classes, are able to be used for practice on Karting Australia circuits effective immediately as per the Memorandum available here.

 

 

 

 

Mon Dec 14, 2015

2016 AWC Motorsport Academy Driver Assistance in 2016

 With the recent announcement of the four drivers that will contest the 2016 Australian Kart Championship.  The AWC Motorsport Academy would also like to announce that the following drivers will be assisted in their 2016 racing. Each driver will be provided with a new set of tyres by the academy to be used in the opening rounds of the 2016 State-wide Series. We see these young drivers are the future of our sport here in Tasmania and hope to see a number of them step up and in ...to Academy in future years, said team Principal Andrew Walter.

Bradley Hobden STKC
Jesse Keeling STKC
Fletcher Bellars STKC
Zevie Eisentraut STKC
Campbell Whelan STKC
Harry Ward STKC
Logan Dixon CHKC
Jake Delphin LKC

 

Mon Dec 14, 2015

2016 AWC Motorsport Academy Drivers Announced

                                                   

Following on from Andrew Walter and Marcos Ambrose's announcement that they had formed a Motorsport Academy several weeks ago we are proud to announce the selected drivers who will represent the Academy in the 2016 Australian Kart Championship. After an extensive selection process four of Tasmanian Karting's most talented drivers have been chosen to compete at all five rounds of the 2016 AKC (Australian Karting Championship).
The team will field two drivers in the ultra-competitive X30 Class. After competing in the series last year Brody Appleby of Devonport will be looking to take yet another step forward and improve on his impressive performances last year. He will jump into an FA Kart for the first time next year but has already begun testing to ensure he's right to go from the very first lap.
Joining him will be Nathan Zuj, who has undoubtedly been the best senior driver in Tasmania for several years. Until now he hasn't been able to race regularly outside of Tasmania but this opportunity allows him to show the rest of Australia exactly why he has been the yardstick in Tasmanian Karting for so long.
Taking a big step up is Launceston driver Jackson Callow who will pilot the teams KA2 entry. Callow has been dominant in both Junior National Light and more recently Junior National Heavy taking home consecutive Tasmanian Closed State Titles. A successful stint recently in Junior Clubman sees Jackson ideally poised to take full advantage of the opportunity next year.
Rounding out the team is Lachlan Dalton who will represent the team in the KA4 Class. After a very successful Cadet career Dalton has been in recent times competing in Junior National Light and Junior Clubman. Lachlan's pace at the recent Tasmanian State Title proved he can mix it with the best and is certainly up for the challenge next year.
When speaking about the team's chances next year Andrew Walter said "Whilst this will be a learning year for our team I am certain the drivers we have picked will acquit themselves very well, and we are very keen to bring home some good results. There will certainly be no excuses when it comes to equipment as we believe aligning with FA Karts and James Sera Karting Centre will provide us with the right tools to do the job". "It's also great that Tasmanian entities like SRT Logistics and Motorsports Tasmania have realised what we're trying to achieve here and have come on board to support our program".
Marcos Ambrose will be taking on more of a mentoring role within the group and hopes to share the knowledge he has accrued from over 25 years of competitive motorsport at the highest level. "Honestly I just can't wait to get these kids out on the track and start testing, we've picked some real hard chargers here and we're going to have some fun next year and give this championship a red hot go" Ambrose said.
The team will now turn it's attentions to pre-season testing and preparing for the first round of the series at Dubbo starting on the 5th of February. The team would also like to thank both Motorsports Tasmania and SRT Logistics for their support and are also looking forward to announcing some more sponsors soon.


AWC Motorsport Academy 2016 Driver Profiles


Brody Appleby
Team leader for the Motorsport Academy. Brody Appleby first came to national prominence when he won the 2008 Tasmanian State Title in Rookies, He backed this win up in 2013 by winning the State Title in Clubman Heavy. A former Fujitsu "Cool" driver Appleby competed in the National Series in 2015 and was a consistent top ten finisher. This year Appleby takes the knowledge gained and hopes to go a few steps further towards the front of the pack in the X30 class.
Nathan Zuj
Also a multiple state champion, Nathan Zuj has been Tasmania's premier driver for the last five years competing in and dominating the ultra-competitive Clubman Light. Zuj has changed focus to the X30 class in recent times and has been no less dominant. This is Nathan's chance to test his skills on the big stage and he will compete alongside Appleby in the X30 class and is looking forward to showing the established drivers in this class what he can do.
Jackson Callow
Jackson Callow has been without a doubt the standout driver in Tasmania's junior ranks over the past year. He has collected two closed state titles and a litany of other wins since moving to Junior's. A well noted wet weather specialist Callow will be jumping into fastest junior category, KA2 and is looking to put in a solid first year in the series.
Lachlan Dalton
Second generation racer Lachlan Dalton will represent the team in KA4. After winning a closed state title in 2013. Dalton has competed at the front of the Rookies class before moving into the junior ranks for season 2015. He performed strongly in Junior National Light and Junior Clubman at the recent Tasmanian State Titles and will no doubt be one to watch throughout the series.

 

 

Tue Nov 24, 2015

Press Release

AWC Motorsport's Andrew Walter has joined with Tasmanian motorsport legend Marcos Ambrose to develop the next generation of Tasmanian race
drivers by announcing the formation of the AWC Motorsport Academy to contest rounds of the 2016 Australian Kart Championship (AKC).

"Supporting and developing junior talent is vital to the long-term future of all sports, and I am proud to be able to launch the AWC Motorsport
Academy." Walter said.

The AWC Motorsport Academy drivers will benefit from the guidance of national and state champion James Sera, who will be providing logistics,
kart preparation, and mentoring; technical support provided by experienced Tasmanian karter and engine tuner Zane Wyatt; and under the watchful eye of team director Johnathan Males.

Walter unveiled the AWC Motorsport Academy concept during this weekend's 2015 Tasmanian Kart Championship held at the Launceston
Kart Club. Walter's sponsorship has underlined the support that AWC Motorsport intends to provide to Karting in Tasmania. "The launch of the AWC Motorsport Academy will provide the perfect stepping stone for Tasmanian karters who wish to compete at the elite level in karting in Australia.".

Ambrose said supporting and developing talent was vital for the future of motorsport in Tasmania."I'm stoked to partner with the AWC
Motorsport Academy and help these kids achieve their goals, and I look forward to being able to pass on some of my knowledge to the drivers."

In addition to the cadet and junior drivers, AWC Motorsport Academy will also provide the same assistance at senior level, to drivers competing in classes such as the KA classes, TAG, X30, and KZ2.

Expressions of interest were sought from all karters competing at the Tasmanian Kart Championships, with an expected announcement of the inaugural team line-up in early December.

The 2016 Australian Kart Championship kicks off with Round 1 in Dubbo, NSW on February 5-7.

Tue Nov 24, 2015

TASMANIAN STATE TITLES RUN AND WON FOR 2015

CLEAN SWEEP FOR MONTALBANO IN TASMANIA

Benito Montalbano took a clean sweep of the Junior National Light and Junior National Heavy classes at the 2015 Tasmanian Kart Championship in Launceston on the weekend.

The New South Wales driver steered his PCR kart to the front on the field in every one of the eight races he contested across the weekend to claim a pair of State Championships.

In the Light class he was followed across the line by Victorian Jordan Caruso and New South Welshman Zac Crichton with Lachlan Dalton the best of the local drivers in fourth. Montalbano also led an all 'mainland' podium with Victorians Troy Alger and Ben D'Alia joining him on the podium.

Local driver Zane Wyatt claimed his seventh State Championship with victory in Clubman Heavy ahead of Jonathan McDonald and Remo Luciani. Another local driver to take a victory was Tate Frost who was victorious in Junior Clubman.

Jamie Bricknell set the pace for the majority of the weekend in the TaG 125 Heavy class but when he failed to finish the final it allowed Melbourne-based
Tasmanian Ben Walter to claim the crown.

Sydneysider Peter O'Neill won National Masters while at the other end of the age scale Brodie Thompson was victorious in Cadet 9 and Emerson Harvey in Cadet 12.

Victorian Brad Marsh-Stepney was undefeated all throughout the weekend in TaG 125 Light while Evan Livingston won X30 Light, Johnah Slater National Pro and Simon Fallon Clubman Light.

full results available here...

Mon Nov 09, 2015

Officials Training Notice:
Karting Australia Accredited Officials training will take place on Friday 20th November and Saturday 21st November at Archerville Raceway Launceston.

 

For further information or to register your attendance please contact: 

Heather Bayles on 0418 242 674 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tue Oct 27, 2015

Vale Warren 'Wazza' Smith

It is with much sadness, we report the passing of North Western Kart Club President and Tasmanian State Track Inspector, Warren "Wazza"
Smith, who passed away suddenly due to heart  failure on Monday.

Wazza was a top bloke, passionate about karting, a fantastic member of the karting community, and will be sorely missed.    He was respected and
loved, and will be missed by the karting and motor racing families in Tasmania.

Our sincerest sympathies go out to his wife Andrea, Jordan, Tayla and Abbie, along with his family and many friends.

Rob Distill
President

Karting Tas Inc 

Thu Oct 22, 2015

 2015 Tasmanian State Titles. Launceston Kart Club 

Archerville Raceway, Turners Marsh. 20th, 21st, 22nd November 2015.

Supplementary Regs now available and Entry is OPEN

Classes are: Cadet 9, Cadet 12, Junior National
Light, Junior National Heavy , Senior Clubman Light , Senior Clubman Heavy, TaG
125 Light, TaG 125 Heavy , X30 Light , X30 Heavy , Junior Clubman , National
Masters , TAS Sportsman - National Pro 2015 , TAS Sportsman - National Super
Heavy 2015. TAS –Sportsman Rules available here

The Tasmanian State Titles are open to all States and Territories.
 

Sun Sep 27, 2015

STKC AWC Hobart Twin Track Challenge -  Incorporating Ian Harrington Memorial Rising Stars & Senior Feature

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October 2015

Southern Tasmania Kart Club 

Classes: Cadet 9, Cadet 12, Junior National Light, Junior National Heavy, Junior Performance, Senior National Light, Senior National Heavy, TAG Restricted Light, Open Performance, TAG Restricted Heavy, TAG 125 Light, TAG 125 Heavy, Clubman Light, Clubman Heavy, National Masters, TAS Sportsman National Super
Heavy

All Enquiries:
Carolyn Sherburd, Race Secretary -
6254 7397  or  0418 138 390

email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wed Sep 02, 2015

This race meeting also includes the Grant McGlasson Memorial  for Tag Restricted.  Please support the CHKC at this meeting..  The club has organised a big TV to watch the AFL footy final  on the Saturday.  This should be a good weekend so get your entries in via the  CMS system.  Pre-Entries with payment close on Friday 27th September 2015.  Entries received after 27.09.2015 will be rear of field for first three heats/prefinal.  Supp Regs available  here Circular Head Kart Club TaG Restricted Feature  Date:Sunday 4th October 2015  Venue: Bridgestone Kartway, Briant Park Smithton  Contact: Tim Hinds, Race Secretary.  Ph:  0427 490 661 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Entries are now open for the Ark @ the Park on the 4th  October.

 

 

Fri Aug 21, 2015

Launceston Kart Club

Launceston Kart Club Ambulance Private Tasmanian State Championship Shakedown featuring the Clubman Cup Sponsored by Wyllie Tiles Carpet Call
Date:20th Sept 2015
Venue:Archerville Raceway, Pipers River Road, Turners Marsh

Contact:  Jade Stone, Race Secretary.
Ph:  0400 057 291 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Entries Close: Pre-Entries with payment close on 7th September 2015. Entries received after 07.09.2015 will be rear of field for first three heats/prefinal.
Phil Goss Memorial Feature Race Info
a) Enter on the day with no extra entry fee
b) Race at the completion of class racing
c) Weights will be Yamaha – 160kg
d) 20 Lap race with a random grid draw
e) Yamaha Engines Only.
Supp Regs available

Mon Aug 17, 2015

Karting Tas has been granted dispensation by KA to include 2 new TAS Sportsman Classes. These classes are typically run in the State but are not included in the current KA Manual. They have also been renamed to align with wording in the KA Manual.

TAS Sportsman - National Pro - 2015

Preamble:  This Class is based on  KA Class Rules Chapter 6 – NATIONAL and applies to Senior Competitors only.  For a number of years Tasmanian Karting has seen strong numbers in the Senior National classes, both Light and Heavy.  In the previous two years the states were forced to only offer the Pro weight at state title events if the class was to  compete, this Tasmania has done on both occasions. Whilst still attracting strong entry numbers to date in the Light and  the Heavy divisions the state still wishes to offer the Pro division at the upcoming state titles with a view to possibly  consolidating to the Pro weight format for next year if entry levels dwindle.

TAS Sportsman - National Super Heavy - 2015 

Preamble:  This Class is based on  KA Class Rules Chapter 6 – NATIONAL and applies to Masters Competitors only.  For a number of years, previous custom and practice in Tasmania was to offer a Super Heavy weight division in  the National Class for Over 40s competitors only. This Sportsman Class formalises the previous  custom and  practice, as well as changing from Over 40's to the currently accepted Masters class.

 

 

Sun Aug 16, 2015

POLICE PERMIT APPROVED RACING  2 DAYS 22nd and 23rd August.

Please be aware.Karting Tas has been notified that contrary to previous emails
facebook phonecalls etc, the NWKC meeting has now been granted a permit for the
Saturday racing and will go ahead as planned. The cancellation was forced by
Tasmania Police and not the club. The unrelenting effort by the club and race
secretary has finally seen some common sense come from the Police Department.

 

Pre- Entries Close: Sunday 16th August 2015

 Late Entries Close: 21st of August 2015 Addendum 1 added 7th August
- Late Entries will be rear of grid for first 2 heats. Late Entries will be received until Friday night of a Race weekend. No Entries will be received on the
weekend of the Race meeting.

Support Classes: Cadet 9, Junior National Light, Junior National Heavy, Senior National Light, Senior National Heavy, Clubman Light, Clubman Heavy, Tag Restricted Light, Tag Restricted Heavy, Tag 125 Light, Tag 125 Heavy and Junior Performance
Legends: Cadet 12 , National Masters and TAS Sportsman National Super Heavy
Goldstar: Open Performance

All enquiries:

Phone: Mike Jack, Race Secretary

Ph.: 0488 234 891 or 64 334780

 

Fri Jul 10, 2015

2016 COMPETITION TYRES AND VORTEX DVS ENGINES:PRIVATE PRACTICE PRIOR TO 1 JANUARY 2016

 

  

New Competition tyres have been allocated to many Classes for 2016. The Vortex DVS Senior and DVS Junior engines have also been Approved for use in Competition in KA1, Open Performance, KA2 and Junior Performance Classes from the commencement of 2016.

KA understands that many Competitors may want to practice with the new tyres and or the new engines as soon as they are available to them.

KA's insurers have confirmed the following:

"that competitors will have continuous (insurance) cover for the new engines and competition tyres including practice and testing prior to January 1st."

Accordingly it is confirmed herein that KA licensed drivers who wish to use either the new tyres for their Class or the new Vortex DVS Senior or Junior engines in

PRIVATE PRACTICE ONLY prior to 1 January 2016, will have continuity of insurance cover provided that:

1. The engines and tyres are applicable to the approved Classes; and

2. All other KA Rules are complied with at all times.

On the basis of these conditions being complied with, such activity is permitted as of this date.

Click Here  to view the 2016 National Competition Rules (that includes the allocation of tyres

Kelvin O'Reilly

Chief executive Officer

14 December 2015

2016 engines and tyres able to be used immediately

Karting Australia advises that the homologation process for the Vortex DVS Engines is now complete.

As a result, these engines – to be used in the KA1 and KA2 classes in the Australian Kart Championship along with Open and Junior Performance at other levels – are available now for use on Karting Australia circuits.

The homologation documents, along with an accompanying technical bulletin can be found below:

Vortex DVS

Vortex DVS Homologation Bulletin 115H-1

Vortex DVS Jnr

Vortex DVS Jnr Homologation Bulletin 116H-1

Information on the new Vortex DVS engine is available here.  There is a trade-in offer available for current KF2 and KF3 competitors, read more here.

These engines, along with the allocated tyres for 2016 across ALL classes, are able to be used for practice on Karting Australia circuits effective immediately as per the Memorandum available here.

 

 

 

 

Mon Jun 29, 2015

Rule Reminder TaG 125 Restricted, TaG 125 and X30: Licence Grades

Karting Tas has been made aware of a number of TaG 125 Restricted drivers recently competing in TaG 125 and X30. To run in these unrestricted classes drivers MUST have a minimum B grade licence. In previous years Karting Australia has allowed for restricted drivers to compete up to 3 times at the higher level but this is no longer permitted.

Refer to: TaG 125 pp 198 – 199 Class Rules Ch 16 Rule 4 (a)

Refer to: X30 p 191. Class Rules Ch 13 Rule 4

Another change concerning TaG 125 Restricted is that B and A grade drivers can compete in this class at Club or Zonal Club meetings but are not eligible for points or trophies.

Refer to: TaG 125 Restricted pp 195 – 197 Class Rules Ch 15 Rule 3 a)(i)

 

Fri Jun 26, 2015

Launceston Kart Club

Launceston Kart Club Senior Feature Sponsored By: Tasmanian Auto Recyclers
Date:19th July 2015
Venue:Archerville Raceway, Pipers River Road, Turners Marsh

Contact: Pamela Stone or Jade Stone, Race Secretary.
Ph:  0409 529 051 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Entries Close: Pre-Entries with payment close on Friday 6th July 2015. Entries received after
06.07.2015 will be rear of field for first three heats/prefinal.
Phil Goss Memorial Feature Race Info
a) Enter on the day with no extra entry fee
b) Race at the completion of class racing
c) Weights will be Yamaha – 160kg
d) 20 Lap race with a random grid draw
e) Yamaha Engines Only.
Supp Regs available

Thu Jun 18, 2015

Technical Advice 002/2015 Side Pods: Rule Change 18th June 2015

The State Technical Officer would like to make all karters aware of the change to the rule in the Karting Manual updated on the 18th June 2015 involving SIDE PODS. In the  Technical Rules, Chapter 1 Australian Kart Formula - page 124, Rule 8 Chassis, clause g (iii) 7) a. NOW states:

Must comply with the dimensions as illustrated in Appendix 1, Fig 1 a. Page 155 Must not protrude outside the plane (E-E) passing through the outer edge of the rear tyres. This Rule does not apply when Wet Weather Tyres are fitted.

Mark Close

Tasmanian State Technical Officer

Wed Jun 17, 2015

ROTAX EVO ENGINES ABLE TO BE USED IN ALL KA EVENTS

Weight adjustment for TaG, TaG Restricted and Junior Max

Following a thorough review of the performance of the engines currently permitted in TaG and TaG Restricted competition, along with evaluation of the technical changes that have had an impact on or are expected to have an impact on on-track competition in these Classes, including the introduction of the Rotax EVO engines, Karting Australia has decided that it is appropriate to adjust the weights that are applicable in these competitions.

After reviewing the equalisation options available, it is considered that the continuation of the use of an appropriate parity weighting system that will be the subject of regular review is both in keeping with the TaG (Unrestricted) principles and the most appropriate and cost effective way to manage the performance differences between the various TaG engines that are approved for Competition.

There is an automatic flow through of the Rotax EVO engine weight from TaG unrestricted competition to TaG Restricted Competition. No new restrictors will be required for TaG Restricted competition.

The introduction of the Rotax EVO Junior Max engine into Junior Max Competition (other than in the Rotax Pro Tour) has seen the same principle of a 5kg weight differential being applied to the two engines eligible for competition.

All adjustments are effective 16 June 2015 as per the Technical Rule Interpretation (TRI 15-10) that can be found by clicking here. TRI 15-10V2 Updated 18 June 2015 click here.

Full Karting Australia article available here.

 

Thu Jun 11, 2015

Important Information received from MyLaps Account Manager,  Harpreet Dhillon re Transponders

I am emailing to inform you in the next month or so, we will stop production of the Personal Kart Classic transponders. These are the transponders which Karting Tasmania usually orders.

We have limited stock available, please let me know if you would like to order transponders.

We will only have the Personal Kart Flex Transponders available after this point. They are pretty much the same as the classic transponder, the only difference would be they are based on a yearly subscription. They come in 1, 2 and 5 year options. Each year they are paid for they are covered by warranty.

Please find pricing below: ·
Kart Flex 1 year – AU $ 120 + GST  ·
Kart Flex 2 year –AU $ 175 + GST  ·
Kart Flex 5 year – AU $ 305 + GST

To further explain, if the racer buys a 1 year transponder. After 1 year, the transponder will stop working. Then they go online and buy a new subscription, then the transponder starts working again. Please let me know if you have any questions. What are your thoughts?

Kind regards,

Harpreet Dhillon Account Manager

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P   +61 2 9533 1100

M +61 459 111 109

W mylaps.com

 

 

Tue Apr 21, 2015

Technical Advice 001/2015 Side Pods: Clarification

The State Technical officer would like to make all karters aware of the
rule in the karting manual involving SIDE PODS. In the
Technical Rules, Chapter 1 Australian Kart Formula - page 124, Rule
8 Chassis, clause G (iii) 7) a. states:

7)
Must comply with the dimensions as illustrated in Appendix 1, Fig 1 a.
Must not protrude outside the plane (E-E) passing through the outer edge of the rear tyres.

This means that at no time are the side pods allowed to protrude outside the plane passing through the outer edge of the rear tyres
(including wet tyres).

I would like to point out that the old rule in previous manuals allowed wet tyres inside the side pods, however, this no longer applies.

Mark Close

Tasmanian State Technical Officer

Thu Mar 19, 2015

Karting Tas SWS Rounds 1 and 2 and 3 Results available below...

 

Tue Feb 10, 2015

North West Kart Club 16th and 16th May

Entries Close: Monday 4th May 2015

Classes as per Supp Regs.

All enquiries:

Phone: Mike Jack, Race Secretary

Ph.: 0488 234 891 or 64 334780
Supp Regs are to be read inconjunction with: SWS Information Sheet 2015.

 

Mon Feb 02, 2015

CHKC Round 1 Preview:

The 2015 Tasmanian karting season really kicks into action
this weekend with Round 1 of the State Wide Series. The Circular Head Kart Club has the honour of conducting the first round of the 4 round series in what
should be a very interesting year for karters here in the island state. With the introduction of the pathway motors the state wide series will be a real
test for the state to maintain the numbers of karters. Karting Tasmania has worked hard in the off season to help the transition from the old Yamaha J
& S to the new IAME KA100.  Karting Tasmania will be allocating a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for both the new and old motors across the series with both engines eligible for the coveted red plate. The Briant Park track will be in its full glory with a midsummer meeting that has attracted entries in the mid-eighties.

Starting with the new Cadet 9 and Cadet 12 classes which will see a sprinkling of the new mini rok engine's on display. Ethan Wyllie(NWKC)  winner of the Cadet state title last year will be out to start his Cadet 12 season off with another victory but will have some tough opposition from Jesse Keeling(STKC), Fletcher Bellars (STKC), Callum Bishop (STKC), and local Logan Dixon (CHKC). Cadet 9 will see Jake Delphin(LKC), Kayla Sheals(NWKC), Xavier Renshaw(STKC)  and Launceston's Toby Callow(LKC) battle it out at the front.

Junior National see's the biggest field of the meeting and also the class with the most pathway motors in use. JNL will be a ding dong battle with no less than 7-8 drivers in contention for the win including defending champion Jackson Callow(LKC). JNH will see a new champion crowned with 2014 champ Johnah Slater(NWKC)  moving to seniors, last year's runner up Lachlan Newman(STKC)  looks the one to beat though.

Senior National Light looks to be a tough class to pick a winner from with defending champion Bodie Reading heading the list along with the Slater brother and Gemma Wyllie(STKC)  . Senior National Heavy also looks tight on paper with Murray Dadson(LKC) , Daniel Hinds(CHKC), James Pinfold(STKC)  and Alastair Lee(LKC)  all having claims as outright favourite.

Clubman light will be the only clubman class that has gained the required entry numbers with Shane Bray(NWKC)  heading the list together with Tabatha Badger(STKC).

Tag restricted Light and Heavy are both eligible for the red plate with Light looking like a battle between Kayd Donnelly(LKC), Adam Garwood(LKC)  and Joel Toon(LKC), in Heavy defending champ Brodey Lovett(NWKC)  looks the man to beat.

Over 40's has had a name change with Masters pro and Super Heavy now on offer. Masters pro will see the 2014 Senior National Heavy Champ Johnathan Males(LKC)  make his series debut in the class for the elderly and looks the yard stick, he will see some tough opposition however from Freddy Cocca(LKC), reigning State Champ Michael Vaughan(STKC) and Scott Hildyard(STKC).  In Super Heavy the departure of the Sheahen Brothers and Shane Toon (LKC) to TAG 125 and the retirement of Scott Wrigley the title race is wide open with Terry Pinfold(STKC) perhaps the one to beat.

TAG 125 has gained some new drivers this year and both light and heavy producing good fields. In Light Jade Waddington(NWKC)  will be out to show his experience in the class as a host of clubman drivers have moved to this class including Brody Appleby(NWKC), Alastair lee(LKC)  and Nathan Zuj(LKC). Also making a return to racing this year is Ulverstone's Waylon Sims(NWKC). Likewise in Heavy a number of clubby drivers have moved and Jake Rice(NWKC)  will need to be on his toe's to keep Troy Stone(LKC), Jacob Morris(NWKC), James Fitch(LKC)  and the returning Jeff Dickson at bay.

With the weather forecast at a beautiful 26deg the start of the 2015 State Wide Series should be a cracker.

Legend

(CHKC) – Circular Head Kart Club

(LKC) – Launceston Kart Club

(NWKC) – North Western Kart Club

(STKC) – Southern Tasmanian Kart Club

Mon Jan 12, 2015

SWS 2015 Round 1 & Club Titles February 8 CHKC

Entries Close: Monday 27th January

Circular Head Kart Club Inc
Sunday 8th February 2015

Classes: Cadet 9, Cadet 12, Junior National Light and Heavy, Junior Performance, Senior National Light and Heavy, Masters Pro and Super Heavy, Clubman Light & Heavy, TAG 125 Light & Heavy, Tag Restricted Light & Heavy.

Enquires:
Tim Hinds           0408 141 773 or 64 522535
Colleen Hinds     0418 310 925

Supp Regs to be read inconjuntion with: SWS Information Sheet 2015 and Open Letter to Karters January 2015
Entries Close: Monday 27th January

 

Wed Jan 07, 2015

Open Letter to Tas Karters from Karting Tas.

Happy New Year Karters,

Welcome one and all to what we believe, is a crucial period in our sport. We also believe it has the potential to be a very exciting time with the introduction of a host of new engines into the sport that promises to remove some of the parity issues and concerns that have arisen from a class formula that has been around since the mid-eighties.

Sun Jan 04, 2015

Karting Tas hope you all had a safe and happy new year.

Karting Tas State Office  has a new email address please make note of it: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As we welcome in the Karting new year, with many changes to be implemented by Karting Australia: New Classes, new Engines, and new racing/ meeting formats, Karting Tas also welcome you to our new look website! There have been many changes to our site in the hope you find it much more easier to use. Race meetings are calendar based, with an area for Supp Regs. We have a new Noticeboard, and links to the most frequently used pages. The documents section has been restructured into the most relevant groups. If a form is not there , just visit the KA national site. We will also have a newslink feed directly to KA News shortly. We have a new Contact Us web form that I hope you will utilise to contact the State Office.

The KA Manual has been re-written and it is urged that you make yourselves fully conversant with those changes.

 

Sat Dec 20, 2014

Launceston Kart Club

Tag Twilight Thunder
Sponsored By FT Guy, Bodyworks
Date:17th January 2015
Venue:Archerville Raceway, Pipers River Road, Turners Marsh

Contact: Pamela Stone or Jade Stone, Race Secretary.
Ph:  0409 529 051 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Entries Close: Entries with payment close on Friday 9th January 2015
Supp Regs available below

Sun Jan 04, 2015

Important notice from Karting AUSTRALIA:

General Rule Clarification, Interpretation or Procedure. No. GRC - 15/01

Sportsman Classes – Requirements in Accordance with 2015 Rules

Issue Date: 6 January 2015

Background

The requirements under the 2015 Rules for approval of Sportsman Classes have changed from previous years .This document clarifies the requirements related to all Sportsman Classes that are now in force and highlights the need for all State Associations to review the Sportsman Classes that they intend to sanction and to provide such Sportsman Class Rules to Karting Australia for consideration for approval prior to using them in any events in 2015.

6/1/2015 GR 015-01 General Rules Clarification – Sportsman Classes

 

Wed Dec 31, 2014

Background

The 2015 Australian Karting Manual and Rules come into effect on 1 January. The Manual details Class Rules for the following new sprint kart competition engines:
- Vortex Mini Rok 60cc
- IAME KA100
- PRD Galaxy
- Rotax Micro Max
- Rotax Mini Max

Thu Dec 18, 2014

TRI-05 – IAME KA100 ReedJet Engine

Supplies of the new IAME KA100 engine have now arrived in Australia and are being distributed to people who have purchased them.

The Engine has now completed homologation. The homologation papers can be found on the Karting Australia web site. It has also been approved for competition on KA licensed tracks as from 1 January 2015. This will be reflected in the new Class Rules that will be contained in the 2015 Australian Karting Manual.

Current Position

Effective immediately and until midnight on 31 December 2014, the KA100 engine will be permitted to be used on KA Licensed race tracks for the purpose of practice only.
The 2015 Australian Karting Manual and the Rules for 2015 take effect from 1 January 2015.

This shall apply to the following Classes:

  • Junior National (In Restricted format) using Dunlop SL1 tyres
  • Junior Clubman (In Unrestricted format) using MG AZ Red tyres
  • Senior National (In Restricted format) using Dunlop SL1 tyres
  • Clubman (In Unrestricted format) using MG AZ Red tyres

The engine in both restricted and unrestricted formats will be permitted for use in accordance with the 2015 Rules from that time.

Wed Nov 05, 2014

Karting Australia has introduced Operations Rule Interpretations or Procedures (OPRI).

Tue Nov 04, 2014

Karting Australia: New Name, New Look, New Culture read more here