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9 CLASSES 291 ENTRIES 6 COUNTRIES DRIVERS FROM ALL AUSTRALIAN STATES AND TERRITORIES

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WELCOME FROM THE CHAIRMAN

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elcome to the opening round of the 2018 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship, presented by Castrol EDGE at the Monarto Karting Complex in South Australia.

It’s great to see almost 300 competitors assembled for the opening round of what promises to be an amazing year for the Australian Kart Championship. When I look back on the past three years of the Championship, it provides myself and the Board of Karting Australia with a significant amount of pride that the Karting Australia staff, hard-working volunteers, host clubs, members of the karting industry, drivers and teams have all worked together to elevate the standard of the sport in this country. Recently, we announced SP Tools as the title sponsor for the Australian Kart Championship. It’s a pleasure to have such a fantastic company join alongside long-term presenting partner Castrol EDGE for the Championship in a multi-year arrangement. Over the past few years, the Australian Kart Championship has developed into a very significant competition on the Australian motorsport scene – both from a talent and commercial perspective. We’re thrilled that Kevin Davis and the team at SP Tools have recognised this, and have expanded their partnership with Karting Australia. Alongside SP Tools and Castrol EDGE, the Championship is supported by Mercedes-Benz Vans, Bridgestone, Dunlop, IAME, MG Tyres and Vortex engines. We thank all of these valued partners for their continued support. A special thank you also to Murray Bridge Mayor Brenton Lewis for the support and welcome provided to our officials, teams and drivers by the Rural City of Murray Bridge. I’d like to wish everyone the best of luck across the weekend and hope that all of the teams and drivers have a safe and enjoyable weekend. Regards Mick Doohan - Chairman Karting Australia

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ABOUT THE SP TOOLS AUSTRALIAN KART CHAMPIONSHIP The five-round SP Tools Australian Kart Championship, presented by Castrol EDGE is the highest level of karting competition in Australia. There are nine classes vying for National honours in the Championship across various age divisions. In the underage divisions, drivers compete in the Cadet 9, Cadet 12, KA4 Junior and elite KA2 class using the Vortex Mini Rok, IAME KA100 Reedjet and Vortex DVS-J engines. Senior competitors have the selection of five classes – three Classes that have a pathway from the Club, Zonal and State-level Compeittion (KA3 Senior, TaG 125 and X30) and two high-powered elite Classes (KA1 and KZ2). The 2018 Championship begins this weekend at the Monarto Karting Complex located just outside of Murray Bridge in South Australia. Round two of the Championship will be contested in Albury for the first time before the teams heads to Newcastle to mark the halfway point in the Championship on May 25-27. The penultimate round will be contested in Central Queensland on July 27-29. The Go-Kart Club of Victoria will host the Grand Final at

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the Port Melbourne Karting Complex on August 31 – September 2. Over the years, the Port Melbourne venue has been the scene of some of the most memorable races in Australian karting and 2018 will see the Australian Kart Champions decided at the venue. Round 1 - February 23-25

Venue: Monarto Karting Complex, Monarto, SA Host Club: Go-Kart Club of South Australia

Round 2 - April 13-15

Venue: Sheathers Road Kart Complex, Wodonga, Victoria Host Club: Albury Wodonga Kart Club

Round 3 - May 25-27

Venue: Mt Sugarloaf Raceway, Cameron Park, NSW Host Club: Newcastle Kart Racing Club

Round 4 - July 27-29

Venue: Emerald Kart Circuit, Emerald, Queensland Host Club: Emerald Kart Club

Round 5 - August 31 - September 2

Venue: Pt Melbourne Karting Complex, Melbourne, VIC Host Club: Go-Kart Club of Victoria


NEWS FROM THE PADDOCK Aaron Cameron and Macauley Jones (pictured) are set for a couple of big weekends in South Australia. The pair will both line-up in the elite KZ2 Gearbox category this weekend at Monarto before competing as a part of the Adelaide 500 event next weekend. Cameron will be one of the inaugural competitors in the SuperUtes Seires while Jones will contest the opening round of the Dunlop Super 2 Series.

Reigning KA4 Australian Champion Jay Hanson is a major inclusion in the AWC Motorsport Academy outfit for 2018 as he makes the progression into the elite junior Class – KA2. Hanson will be joined on the KA2 grid by rising Tasmanian junior Callum Bishop. The Tasmanian-based team will field a total of seven drivers across a variety of classes including Lochie Dalton in the elite KA1 class, Tasmanian Champion Alistair Lee, Dean O’Brien, Fletcher Bellars and Zane Wyatt.

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JC KARTS AIMING HIGH WITH BIG NUMBERS IN 2018 The James Courtney-led JC Karts team is getting set

Victorian Aaron Cameron returns for a second year

for its biggest year since the brand was launched at

aboard a JC Kart in 2018 with a focus on the KZ2

the start of 2015 under the guidance of the dual world

Championship. The former KZ2 round winner will be

karting champion and Jon Targett.

one of three JC Kart brand ambassadors in the field with Blayke Wagner and Ryan Suhle also suiting up in the

It was in that inaugural year for JC Karts that Liam

elite gearbox class.

McLellan secured an Australian Championship for the brand by taking out the KA1 title. This year, the team

A total of 14 drivers are entered aboard JC Karts for

will have three representatives in the KA1 Class - Taylah

this weekend’s opening round of the SP Tools Australian

Aguis, Tom Turner and Zac Chrichton.

Kart Championship across almost every category.

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EVENT SCHEDULE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24

Start Finish Event Class 08:00 08:08 Qualifying KA3 Senior 08:11 08:19 Qualifying Cadet 9 08:22 08:30 Qualifying TaG 125 08:33 08:41 Qualifying KA4 Junior 08:44 08:52 Qualifying Cadet 12 (Lower 50%) 08:55 09:03 Qualifying Cadet 12 (Upper 50%) 09:06 09:14 Qualifying X30 (Lower 50%) 09:17 09:25 Qualifying X30 (Upper 50%) 09:28 09:36 Qualifying KA2 09:39 09:47 Qualifying KA1 09:50 09:58 Qualifying KZ2 10:01 10:13 Heat 1 KA3 Senior 10:16 10:26 Heat 1 Cadet 9 10:29 10:41 Heat 1 TaG 125 10:44 10:54 Heat 1 KA4 Junior 10:57 11:07 Heat 1 Cadet 12 - A vs C 11:10 11:22 Heat 1 X30 - A vs C 11:25 11:37 Heat 1 KA2 11:40 11:52 Heat 1 KA1 11:55 12:07 Heat 1 KZ2 12:10 12:20 Heat 2 Cadet 12 - B vs C 12:23 12:35 Heat 2 KA3 Senior 12:38 12:48 Heat 2 Cadet 9 12:51 13:03 Heat 2 TaG 125 13:06 13:16 Heat 2 KA4 Junior 13:19 13:29 Heat 3 Cadet 12 - A vs B 13:32 13:44 Heat 2 X30 - B vs C 13:47 13:59 Heat 2 KA2 14:02 14:14 Heat 2 KA1 14:17 14:29 Heat 2 KZ2 14:32 14:44 Heat 3 KA3 Senior 14:47 14:59 Heat 3 X30 - A vs B 15:02 15:12 Heat 3 Cadet 9 15:15 15:27 Heat 3 TaG 125 15:30 15:40 Heat 3 KA4 Junior 15:43 15:53 Heat 4 Cadet 12 - A vs C 15:56 16:08 Heat 4 X30 - A vs C 16:11 16:23 Heat 3 KA2 16:26 16:38 Heat 3 KA1 16:41 16:53 Heat 3 KZ2

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Distance 08 Min 08 Min 08 Min 08 Min 08 Min 08 Min 08 Min 08 Min 08 Min 08 Min 08 Min 12 laps 10 laps 12 laps 10 laps 10 laps 12 laps 12 laps 12 laps 12 laps 10 laps 12 laps 10 laps 12 laps 10 laps 10 laps 12 laps 12 laps 12 laps 12 laps 12 laps 12 laps 10 laps 12 laps 10 laps 10 laps 12 laps 12 laps 12 laps 12 laps

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25 Start Finish Event

Class

Distance

08:00 8:10 Heat 5

Cadet 12 - B vs C

10 laps

08:13 8:25 Heat 5

X30 - B vs C

12 laps

08:28 8:44 Heat 4

KA3 Senior

16 laps

08:47 9:00 Heat 4

Cadet 9

13 laps

09:03 9:19 Heat 4

TaG 125

16 laps

09:22 9:35 Heat 4

KA4 Junior

13 laps

09:38 9:48 Heat 6

Cadet 12 - A vs B

10 laps

09:51 10:03 Heat 6

X30 - A vs B

12 laps

10:06 10:22 Heat 4

KA2

16 laps

10:25 10:41 Heat 4

KA1

16 laps

10:44 11:00 Heat 4

KZ2

16 laps

Break 11:25 11:45 Final

KA3 Senior

20 laps

11:48 12:04 Final

Cadet 9

16 laps

12:07 12:27 Final

TaG 125

20 laps

12:30 12:46 Final

KA4 Junior

16 laps

12:49 13:05 Final

Cadet 12

16 laps

13:08 13:28 Final

X30

20 laps

13:31 13:51 Final

KA2

20 laps

13:54 14:14 Final

KA1

20 laps

14:17 14:42 Final

KZ2

25 laps


TAKING IT TO THE BOYS! M

otorsport has been long considered as a maledominated sport, however, it is continually becoming the scene where more females are lining up on the grid. At this weekend’s opening round of the 2018 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship, no less than 16 female drivers will be suiting up. Gold Coast’s Taylah Agius will be one of three females in the elite KA1 Class - joining her is Victorian Olivia DallaZuanna and Kiwi Rianna O’Meara-Hunt. Agius’ fellow Queenslander Annabelle Rolfo will compete in the KA4 Junior Class. Local driver Amber Miller will make her debut in the elite junior class - KA2. Miller and Canberra’s Mia Bolton will be battling against the top junior drivers in the country. Beck Connell has been a contender in the KA3 Senior Class for the past few years, where this weekend she will be joined by local drivers Tayla Heath and Nikki Watson. New Zealand sisters, Ashleigh and Madeline Stewart have been regular visitors to Australia over the past couple of years. This weekend Ashleigh is competing in the highly competitive X30 class while Madeline will tackle the Australia’s best in the elite KZ2 class. Third-generation racer Alice Buckley is one of three girls in the Cadet 12 class where she will be joined by fellow Queenslander Maddie Feather and Victorian Aiva Anagnostiadis. Proving the sport isn’t not just for the young girls is mother of two Barbara Anagnostiadis. She will compete in the TaG 125 class this weekend, along with Sharnay Seal. All of the female drivers will be battling for a new award in 2018 - the Australia Kart Championship Ladies Trophy.

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16 FEMALES ARE IN ACTION AT MONARTO

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KA3 SENIOR No. Name State Chassis Engine 2 Matthew MCLEAN VIC Arrow IAME 6 Adam PASEK VIC Tony Kart IAME 9 Tayla HEATH SA OTK IAME 14 Nikki WATSON SA Tony Kart IAME 15 Jackson SOUSLIN-HARLOW NSW Kosmic IAME 18 Jack MARTIN VIC FA Kart IAME 21 Benjamin MOURITZ VIC OTK IAME 26 Corey HERBERTSON VIC Kosmic IAME 27 Brett FORTANIER SA EVO KART IAME 29 Beck CONNELL NSW Kosmic IAME 32 Trevor WHITBY NSW Praga IAME 34 Charles MCLANDSBOROUGH NSW Gillard IAME 37 Jack BELL VIC Tony Kart IAME 38 Tommy HARRADINE NSW Kosmic IAME 41 Kody GARLAND NSW CRG IAME 43 Taine VENABLES VIC Kosmic IAME 53 Dean O’BRIEN NSW Arrow IAME 56 Oscar PRIEST NSW Kosmic IAME 62 Mitchell WOOLLER QLD Praga IAME 64 Joel MACPHERSON VIC Tony Kart IAME 69 Benito MONTALBANO NSW OTK IAME 74 Trent LEVI VIC OTK IAME 77 Wil KELLY-MERRIFIELD VIC Kosmic IAME 78 Ryan JENKINS NSW PCR IAME 86 Nicholas TREBILCOCK VIC Tony Kart IAME 91 Jacob BAXTER SA Kosmic IAME 94 James SERA VIC FA Kart IAME 96 Samuel DOWNING VIC Kosmic IAME 99 Matthew HALL SA DR Kart IAME

Sponsor DPE Kart Technology, Shayne Piper Race Engines Nordic Elevators Penrite Oils, MFK Racing Arbor Bizz, Lush Models Ormiston Martin Chambers Line Boring Evo Kart WIFA Racing Shayne Piper Race Engines Whitbys Betta Home Living Production Line Drafting Baron Engines, Tony Kart Aust Belvia Services Wholesale Diesel, CRG Buckmaster Hawkey, Pace Images, Master Karting, CC Racing, Racing image, Ambassador - Deaf Children Australia AWC Motorsport Academy Boost Mobile, DKS Race Engines M&B Bobcats, Sweet Tune Engines Tony Kart Australia Shane Piper Race Engines, G&M 749 Motorsport Solutions

Pro Com Consulting Lock Around The Clock Melbourne Kart Centre VFS, CC Racing, 2WO7EVEN, Mikomi Promotions DR South Australia


CADET 9 No. Name

State

Chassis

Engine

Sponsor

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Dino

Vortex

Microhire, Dino Karts Australia

Connor

BLAXELL

NSW

12 Nathan

GRIFFIN

NT

Vortex

13 Jensen

MAROLD

SA

Omega

Vortex

Results Electrical

14 Riley

BLAXELL

NSW

Dino

Vortex

Microhire, Dino Karts Australia

18 Samuel

BODLEY

NSW

Sodi

Vortex

88 Motorsport, Enhance Forster, Kartworks Cardiff

21 Rusty

PONTING

VIC

FA Kart

Vortex

Anarchy Kartsport

23 Jaxson

BURNS

QLD

CompKart

Vortex

Zed Corse, Freem Karting

24 Kai

LAYLAND

SA

Tony Kart

Vortex

Layland Bros Electrical

28 Sachen

SMITH WEI

Phillippines

Vortex

Shamick Racing

31 Jenson

BURNS

QLD

CompKart

Vortex

Zed Corse, Freem Karting

33 Lewis

FRANCIS

VIC

FA Kart

Vortex

Yarra Wealth, Powerwrap

43 Blaxx

CATON

NSW

Vortex

Illawarra Airport

44 Jake

RUTKOWSKI

NSW

EVO Kart

Vortex

46 Peter

BOUZINELOS

VIC

Kosmic

Vortex

50 Patrick

BUCKLEY

QLD

JC Kart

Vortex

ASP Piling

66 Cooper

STAPLETON

VIC

FA Kart

Vortex

Shamick Racing, Reevu Motorsport, Astoria Honda

68 Max

WALTON

QLD

CompKart

Vortex

Zed Corse, Freem Karting

70 Lewis

CORDATO

NSW

CRG

Vortex

Triple L Racing

72 Cooper

LISLE

WA

Arrow

Vortex

Arise Racing, Flatout Karts

86 Rock

HAN

SA

Kosmic

Vortex

Oversources Pty Ltd

88 Griffin

PEEBLES

Phillippines

Vortex

Shamick Racing


TAG 125 No. Name State Chassis Engine 1 Brendan NELSON QLD Arrow IAME 8 Owen GUTHRIE NSW Tony Kart Rotax 10 Paul RODGERS VIC FA Kart Rotax 12 Daniel PRICE SA CRG PRD 14 Barbara ANAGNOSTIADIS VIC Kosmic Rotax 18 Cody BREWCZYNSKI NSW Compkart Rotax 20 Nicholas CARUSO NSW Sera Rotax 21 Hayden COX NSW CRG Galaxy 25 Elly MORROW VIC kosmic Rotax 26 Toby WEBB NSW Exprit Rotax 34 Jordan NICOLAOU VIC Monaco IAME 35 Gaven WHITMORE QLD Praga Rotax 38 Benjamin MCMELLAN VIC Kosmic 39 Alastair LEE TAS Kosmic Rotax 41 Kody GARLAND NSW CRG PRD 48 Zachary HEARD NSW Top Kart Rotax 54 Aaron HINDLE VIC Arrow Rotax 56 Mitchell BRANSON VIC Tony Kart Rotax 63 Blake WORBOYS VIC Tony Kart Rotax 65 Ben FLOYD SA Zanardi IAME 68 Kris WALTON QLD Compkart 72 Kade VINK QLD BirelART 73 Jarred BOWLER SA Ricciardo IAME 83 Joshua DAVEY QLD Kosmic Rotax 84 Jarrad ROBERTS SA Arrow Rotax 98 Alexander RINALDI NSW Redspeed Rotax 99 Sharnay SEAL NSW Kosmic Rotax

Sponsor DPE Kart Technology Kaos DKS Race Engines, Coastal Solid Surfaces CC Racing, MKC Kart & Track B&A Concreting, Tom Williamson Motorsport TF Race Engines, Velocity Kart Centre Tiger trays, Pedders Three Beans Cafes Steeline, Tom Williamson Motorsport J&A Tuning, Shamick Racing G-Force Karting Tom Williamson Motorsport, Payce Wall Racing, Muscrete, Sign Point AWC Motorsport Academy, Jailhouse Grill Advanced Automotive, CRG infinity constructions Hindle Karting, DPE Kart Technology Rungwood Kart Centre QKO Silicone CSI security Zed Corse, Freem MG Insurance, kub power, CXR Race Engines Nuvogue Homes Ian Williams Tuning Advanced Buildings Castrol, Tom Williamson Motorsport


KA4 JUNIOR No. Name 7 Christian MANSELL 12 Joshua KERIN 13 James WHARTON 14 Caleb SUMICH 15 Christian COWIE 17 Hugo SIMPSON 22 Oscar TARGETT 24 Fletcher BELLARS 26 Kai ALLEN 30 Jobe STEWART 32 Keelan EDWARDS 33 Jaxon JOHNSTONE 34 Kyle EVANS 37 Samuel CHRISTISON 41 Harrison MITCHELL 48 Blake PURDIE 51 Zak VARLEY 55 Fletcher HARRIS 57 Kurtis TENNANT 58 Annabelle ROLFO 66 Ryan NEWTON 68 Hugh BARTER 71 Rhys SMITH 72 Samuel GIBSON 75 Brayden STEWART 80 Nicholas SACCO 81 Tex STARR-MCKOY 88 Jedd STANTON 94 Kobi WILLIAMS 95 Joshua D’AMBROSIO 96 Bailey COLLINS 97 Jacob FIMOGNARI

State Chassis NSW Corsa NSW PCR VIC WA Arrow SA Haase VIC QLD JC Kart TAS Haase VIC Corsa VIC Arrow NT PCR VIC QLD JC Kart NSW Deadly NSW Kosmic SA Arrow NSW PCR VIC Haase QLD CompKart QLD JC Kart QLD Ricciardo VIC Praga NSW PCR VIC Corsa SA Arrow VIC Hasse VIC Haase SA Sonic VIC Corsa VIC VIC Arrow QLD Arrow

Engine IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME IAME

Sponsor Shamick Racing, AJM Transport Shamick Racing Premium Allsands, Bsport Sprint Auto Parts, Nulon Oils Next Gen Interiors JC Kart, JT Motorsport AWC Motorsport Academy, JDM, Easitune Erebus Academy, MMCR Argus Fencing QLD, Motorsports NT Shamick Racing, Baleka leather EzyStone Benchtops Bigmate Racing Gary’s Motorsport Tyre’s Nippys, Zanardi, Sprint Auto PCR Southern Star Trucks Pentair Water Zed Corse Corsa Apparel Praga, CC Racing, TRYDEL AMV, Scuderia PCR Australia PAGEN Avid Engineering Hasse Australia Concept cars A1 Engines, SICLIDS Zurich Australia CC Racing, Arrow Kart Race Pro Action Cameras


CADET 12 No. Name State Chassis Engine 6 Jesse LACEY VIC Corsa Vortex 7 Kamal MRAD NSW CompKart Vortex 8 Kristian JANEV VIC Benik Vortex 10 Aiva ANAGNOSTIADIS VIC Energy Vortex 11 Marcos FLACK QLD Vortex 12 Alex NINOVIC NSW CRG Vortex 13 Cody MAYNES-RUTTY NSW PCR Vortex 14 Ashton MINEEFF NSW PCR Vortex 16 Maddie FEATHER QLD Kosmic Vortex 18 Sam WHITEFORD VIC FA Kart Vortex 20 Michael JANUSZ QLD Exprit Vortex 21 Ryan TOMSETT NSW Tony Kart Vortex 23 Joe FAWCETT VIC Formula K Vortex 24 Jack WELLS QLD Arrow Vortex 25 Marcus PISANI VIC GP Kart Vortex 26 Ethan FEATHER QLD OTK Vortex 27 Zane WILHELM NSW FA Kart Vortex 31 Macka HAZARD NSW FA Kart Vortex 33 Max DEGUARA QLD Tony Kart Vortex 37 Tyson MATTIAZZO NT Praga Vortex 38 Jamie CHRISTISON NSW Tony Kart Vortex 39 James LODGE VIC FA Kart Vortex 40 Harry ARNETT VIC Vortex 41 Toby DVORAK VIC FA Kart Vortex 43 Costa TOPARIS NSW Kosmic Vortex 44 Samuel JAMES QLD Tony Kart Vortex 45 Yevan DAVID Singapore JC Kart Vortex 47 Luke TROST QLD Kosmic Vortex 48 Kaden PROBST New Zealand Tony Kart Vortex 49 Caleb SPENCE VIC Tony Kart Vortex 50 Alice BUCKLEY QLD JC Kart Vortex 51 Damon WOODS VIC FA Kart Vortex 55 Zane RINALDI QLD Haase Vortex 56 Lachlan PLATTEN QLD Deadly Vortex 60 Carter MOBBS QLD FA Kart Vortex 63 Matthew HANSFORD-TAYLOR NSW Dino Vortex 65 Leon CORDATO NSW CRG Vortex 68 Dylan BIRSE QLD Kosmic Vortex 69 Leo IANNELLA SA Tony Kart Vortex 70 Noah LISLE WA Arrow Vortex 75 Michael TARBOTTON SA EVO Kart Vortex 76 Fraser CARR VIC Haase Vortex 77 Zac BELL QLD JC Kart Vortex 78 Lincoln TAYLOR QLD Vortex 79 Mattia MARZELLA VIC Ricciardo Vortex 80 Darcy HEYNE SA Kozmic Vortex 83 Tristan GRIFFIN QLD CRG Vortex 86 Joshua BYRNE WA OTK Vortex 88 Coby GOVONI QLD FormulaK Vortex 89 Dominic ATTARD QLD Tony Kart Vortex 93 James PISZCYK SA EVO KART Vortex 94 Cadel AMBROSE VIC Italkart Vortex 95 Anthony CAPOBIANCO SA Vortex 96 Ty O’NEILL QLD Monaco Vortex 98 Anthony ALESSI VIC LGK Vortex 99 Ben HOLLIDAY SA Kart Republic Vortex

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Sponsor SICLIDS

B&A Concreting, Tom Williamson Motorsport Visper, Rosche Paper AN Racing Accounting By Maynes Rutty Southern Star Truck Centre Electro Industries Shamick Racing TJ Microsystems TBR AGA BBF Ballarat Bolts GP Racing Australia Electro Industries Zed Corse HD Projects A1 Engines Ram Star Plastics Bigmate Racing Shamick Racing A1 Engines, Shamick Racing Brand Print Australia Greengrocercycling Power Republic Aerocorse Sweet Tune Engines, Rega Constructions EVO Karts Sketch Industries ASP Piling Apex, JB Racing, Wilson Security Simply Cool Corsa Apparel Mobbs Engineering DINO Karts Australia Triple L Racing Topline Plumbing MFK, Tony Kart Australia Arise Racing, Flatout Karts T Legal Lawyers ECS Espresso Coffee Solutions CAT Rental Astral Pool Bedrock Landscaping, Out and about Mechanics CRG Australia Mechanical Piping Autopro Noosa Easy Internet Services Iocane, EvoKart, WIFA Reevu Helmets, Mornington Mazda Italkart, EuroTeknik Refelec Alessi Renault Kart Republic


X30 No. Name State Chassis Engine Sponsor 3 Justin FRANCIS VIC IAME Yarra Wealth, Powerwrap, Gawne Kartsport 6 George EVGENIADIS VIC Intrepid IAME 7 Clint SMITH SA EVO KART IAME SFR, MS Flooring 8 Jacob DOWSON SA Tony Kart IAME MFK Racing 9 Cody GILLIS NSW Arrow IAME DPE Kart Technology, Tom Williamson Motorsport, DGT 10 Paul TRENGOVE SA Kart Republic IAME OTR, The Bend Motorsport Park 13 Paul PITTAM SA Kart Republic IAME Kart Republic, Xtreme Flooring 14 Leigh NICOLAOU VIC FA Kart IAME Shamick Racing, J&A Tuning 16 Liam HUNTER VIC Fullerton IAME Hunter Kartsport, Fullerton 17 Kade VINK QLD Tony Kart IAME 19 Tayla CULLINANE QLD Ricciardo IAME 20 Adam LINDSTROM VIC Formula K IAME Prokarting, Formula K, ORG 21 Cian FOTHERGILL QLD Tony Kart IAME Tony Kart Australia, MG Engines 22 Leon MRAMOR NSW FA Kart IAME MKC 27 Daniel WALLIS SA Zanardi IAME Spitwater SA 29 Ryan NORBERG USA BirelART IAME Patrizicorse, Vrooam Lubricants 28 Ashleigh STEWART New Zealand Kosmic IAME Xero 30 Lewis HODGSON NSW CompKart IAME Stones Kartsport, CompKart 35 Ray-Yu WANG VIC Deadly IAME Shin-Zong Motorsport 36 Jordan KERVERS SA IAME Kustom karts 37 Zak LOBKO NSW IAME Elite marketing concepts 39 Morgan FEAST SA FA Kart IAME Carlin & Gazzard Mercedes Benz, MKC, J&A Tuning 42 Jordi MARCON QLD Deadly IAME Marcon Farms 43 Taine VENABLES VIC Kosmic IAME Buckmaster Hawkey, Pace Images, Master Karting, CC Racing, Racing image Ambassador - Deaf Children Australia 44 Clayton RICHARDS VIC Formula K IAME Steve Richards Motorsport 49 Bradley JENNER VIC TBC IAME 50 Antonio MOLLUSO VIC Formula K IAME 52 Matthew BENINCA VIC Kosmic IAME Beninca Racing 55 Flynn JACKES QLD Kosmic IAME 58 James LITZOW QLD JC Kart IAME Bundy Karts City Karts Gladstone 66 Cameron LONGMORE NSW Arrow IAME Rivturf, Tom Williamson Motorsport 67 Jarrod SPENCER-HARPER VIC Formula K IAME 92 Luke BERGENS VIC Kart Replublic IAME Mildura Autoglass 70 Luke GRASSO QLD FA Kart IAME MKC, MG Engines 71 Benjamin REDJEPI SA Zanardi IAME Redjepi Motorsport, Zanardi Corse Australia 73 Trent PALMER TAS BirelART IAME JGE Kart Tuning 74 Jace MATTHEWS QLD Ricciardo IAME CXR Racing Engines 76 Christian PANCIONE VIC FA Kart IAME VCM Performance 77 Lucas O’BRIEN VIC FA Kart IAME 79 Brendan NELSON QLD Arrow IAME DPE Kart Technology, KAOS Karting 80 Jayden JIN Singapore Tony Kart IAME Aim Sport System 83 Lachlan BOYLE QLD Arrow IAME Mobil 1 Boyle Racing Team 86 Marc TULLOCH QLD Ricciardo IAME LJ Hooker 91 BEN HARDERS WA FA Kart IAME Allwest transport 93 Bradley STEWART VIC Haase IAME Haase Australia 94 Reece COHEN NSW JC Kart IAME Jc Karts 97 Harrison HOEY QLD IAME Zedcorse 98 Vincent SEVERINO SA DR Kart IAME DR Karts Australia

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FROM KARTS TO SUPERCARS

The focus of South Australian Motorsport fans will next

“Obviously driving a kart is different to driving a car, but

week turn to the opening round of the 2018 Virgin

the racing side of it, the set-up side of it and the mental

Australia Supercars Championship, which will be held on

part you used when karting all transfers through,” says

the Adelaide Street Circuit.

2016 Supercars Champion and 10-time Australian karting Champion Mark Winterbottom.

It wasn’t too long ago that the drivers who compete in Australia’s most popular motorsport Championship were

“What’s funny is that many of the same guys you raced

lining up aboard a kart at their local karting club.

in karting are the ones you’re racing in Supercars and they have the same traits today as what they had back

Of the 26 contracted drivers in 2018, every one of them

then. Positive or negative, they still bring it to Supercars

started their careers in karting and now a number of them

now. (Jamie) Whincup, Will Davison, James Courtney and

have been racing against each other for close to 30 years.

Michael Caruso, they’re just a few of the blokes I’ve raced against for years, so what you learn back then I still use

These drivers believe that the lessons they learned during

up my sleeve now to beat them. The only difference is

their karting days remain valuable at the top level of the

that you’re doing about 200 km/h quicker, someone else

sport today.

is paying the bills and more people are watching.”

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WHERE THEY STARTED......

ALL 26 SUPERCARS DRIVERS IN 2018 STARTED IN KARTING

#1

Jamie Whincup

Eastern Lions Kart Club (VIC)

#2

Scott Pye

Mt Gambier Karting Club (SA)

#5

Mark Winterbottom Sydney Kart Racing Club (NSW)

#6

Cameron Waters

#7

Andre Heimgartner Kartsport Mt Wellington (NZ)

#8

Nick Percat

Go-Kart Club of SA (SA)

#9

David Reynolds

Albury/Wodonga Kart Club (VIC)

Mildura Kart Club (VIC)

#12 Fabian Coulthard

Kartsport Hamilton (NZ)

#14 Tim Slade

Southern Go-Kart Club (VIC)

#15 Rick Kelly

Mildura Kart Club (VIC)

#17 Scott McLaughlin

Kartsport Hamilton (NZ)

#18 Lee Holdsworth

Ipswich Kart Club (QLD)

#19 Jack LeBrocq

Berwick Go-Kart Club (VIC)

#21 Tim Blanchard

Oakleigh Go-Kart Racing Club (VIC)

#23 Michael Caruso

Combined Districts Kart Club (NSW)

#25 James Courtney

Combined Districts Kart Club (NSW)

#33 Garth Tander

Tiger Kart Club (WA)

#34 James Golding

Gippsland Kart Club (VIC)

#35 Todd Hazelwood

Southern Go-Kart Club (SA)

#55 Chaz Mostert

Ipswich Kart Club (QLD)

#56 Richie Stanaway

Kartsport Bay of Plenty (NZ)

#78 Simona de Silverstro Swiss Karting Federation #97 Shane van Gisbergen Kartsport Auckland (NZ) #99 Anton de Pasquale Geelong Kart Club (VIC) #230 Will Davison

Eastern Lions Kart Club (VIC)

#888 Craig Lowndes

Eastern Lions Kart Club (VIC)

2010 Supercars and dual world karting champion James Courtney echoes Winterbottom’s thoughts. “Karting is where we all developed our craft, I look back on my karting days very fondly which is why I’m still involved now through my JC Kart brand,” said Courtney. “Looking up and down pit lane these days there are so many people you know from such a young age. I remember a few years ago it was myself, Mark (Winterbottom) and (Michael) Caruso on the Supercars podium in Sydney. I’d be confident in saying that there would be a picture somewhere of us in the exact same order from a Club Day at the Combined Districts Kart Club in the 1990s.”

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KA 2 No. Name 6 Adrian HAAK 7 Jaiden POPE 9 Jay HANSON 10 Beau PRONESTI 14 Taylor HAZARD 15 Regan SOMERS 18 Jarrod HUGHES 19 Connor ROBERTS 22 Jai BROWN 23 Mia BOLTON 25 Jui-Heng LIANG 26 Kai ALLEN 28 Matthew HILLYER 33 Bailey SWEENY 38 Valentino ASTUTI 39 Beau RUSSELL 48 Blake PURDIE 55 Bailey HAZARD 62 Amber MILLER 64 Kacey MANN 65 Noah SANDS 70 Jonathon MARCUSSON 71 Conor SOMERS 74 Declan MATTHEWS 76 Emerson HARVEY 80 Callum BISHOP 87 Jie KAO 88 Theodore LIVANES

State Chassis Engine NSW EVO KART Vortex NSW Arrow Vortex VIC Kosmic Vortex NSW Exprit Vortex NSW FA Kart Vortex VIC Tony Kart Vortex QLD Kosmic Vortex QLD Kosmic Vortex QLD JC Kart Vortex NSW Expirit Vortex Taiwan FA Kart Vortex VIC FA Kart Vortex VIC FA Kart Vortex NSW Kosmic Vortex VIC Mad Croc Vortex VIC Kosmic Vortex SA Kart Republic Vortex NSW FA Kart Vortex SA Vortex VIC FA Kart Vortex NSW Kosmic Vortex NSW Praga Vortex VIC Tony Kart Vortex QLD Ricciardo Vortex VIC FA Kart Vortex TAS Kosmic Vortex Taiwan FA Kart Vortex NSW Kosmic Vortex

Sponsor EVO Kart Australia, Tilton Interiors Southern Tyre, Tom Williamson Motorsport, DPEKT AWC Motorsport Academy, Ingal Civil Products. Costair, PPG, Platinum HD Projects Somers Motorsport Zupps Holden Arrow TPT Repairs JC Karts, JT Motorsport Kartshed Racing ShinZong Motorsport Mulch2You, MKC, J&A Tuning Sweeny Transport, Royans Wagga Astuti Motorsport Russell Motorsport, RBG Property Nippy’s, Sprint Auto Parts HD Projects Shamick Racing Shamick Racing, J&A Kart Tuning Dieci Racing Somers Motorsport CXR Racing Shannons Dutton Garage AWC Motorsport Academy, Renshawstone.com.au Rosso Karting Jpact


KA 1 No. Name

State

Chassis

Engine

Sponsor

1

Scott

SORENSEN

QLD

Arrow

Vortex

Harrington Doyle Racing Arrow Karts

5

Mathew

STENNER

QLD

Kosmic

Vortex

Vortex, Penrite, PFG

6

Rianna

O’MEARA-HUNT

New Zealand OTK

Vortex

Typeface limited

9

Zac

CRICHTON

NSW

JC Kart

Vortex

18 Kyle

HENRY-SMITH

NSW

PCR

Vortex

Scuderia PCR Australia

22 Thomas

TURNER

QLD

JC Kart

Vortex

Frontline Karting

32 Olivia

DALLA-ZUANNA

VIC

Vortex

Paint and Custom

44 Tyler

HOWARD

NSW

Vortex

The Dent Man

45 Lachlan

DALTON

TAS

Kosmic

Vortex

AWC Motorsport Academy

47 Brayden

EVERITT

NSW

CRG

Vortex

CRG Australia

55 Flynn

JACKES

QLD

Kosmic

Vortex

84 Daniel

EDMONDS

VIC

Kosmic

Vortex

J&A Kart Tuning, MKC

88 Jayden

JIN

Singapore

Tony Kart

Vortex

Aimsportsystem

90 Luke

FLYNN

QLD

Arrow

Vortex

Townsville Kart Centre, MG Engines, NQ Trimming

91 Joshua

DENTON

SA

Kosmic

Vortex

TD Racing, Josh Denton Motorsport,

Pinks Mitre10

93 Broc

FEENEY

QLD

Kosmic

Vortex

Voretx Engines

98 Taylah

AGIUS

QLD

JC Kart

Vortex

Boost Mobile, Lift Industries


KZ 2 No. Name State Chassis Engine 6 Sam HOUSTON QLD BirelART TM 7 Benjamin REDJEPI SA Zanardi IAME 8 Rhys ASTLEY QLD Energy TM 9 Troy WOOLSTON VIC Energy TM 11 Pierce LEHANE NSW CRG TM 12 Christopher SUTHERLAND NSW CRG TM 14 Macauley JONES VIC Energy TM 17 Troy LOESKOW QLD Ricciardo TM 20 Blayke WAGNER QLD JC Kart TM 22 Jason FAINT QLD TBC TM 24 Jack BUSSEY QLD Ricciardo TM 27 Blaine DENSLEY VIC Kosmic TM 29 Dylan DRYSDALE New Zealand Ricciardo TM 30 Lachlan SACCARDO NSW CRG Modena 33 MITCHELL PERRELLA WA CompKart TM 39 Antonio ASTUTI VIC Mad Croc TM 42 Jay COUL VIC CRG Modena 43 Zac ZAMPROGNO NSW 47 Zane WYATT TAS Energy TM 55 Ryan SUHLE QLD JC Kart TM 57 Troy WOODGER SA CRG TM 60 Mathew ERDMANN NSW CRG Modena 72 Kade VINK QLD BirelART 74 Matthew SMITH VIC GP Kart TM 80 Kye CAVEDON VIC Energy TM 82 Madeline STEWART New Zealand Energy TM 88 Cooper HAY SA CRG Modena 90 Henry JOHNSTONE VIC Energy TM 95 Aaron CAMERON VIC JC Kart TM 96 Simon FALLON VIC Deadly IAME 97 Christopher HAYS QLD BirelART TM 98 Jaie ROBSON NSW DR Kart Modena 99 Mitchell MACKAY VIC CRG TM

Sponsor SHD Pty Ltd Redjepi Motorsport, Zanardi Corse Australia We Are Global CC Racing CRG Australia, St George Karts, Lehane Clutches TF Race Engines Complete Wealth TWM Patrizicorse, Vrooam Lubricants City Karts Gladstone OLE race engines AG Equip, TWO-4 Tuning 2wo7even, CC RACING, VFS Patrizicorse, Vrooam Lubricants Goldfields Welder Repairs, Perrella Fabrication Astuti Motorsport Shamick Racing, Snap-On, CRG AWC Motorsport Academy, CJ Marine

CRG, Parsons Engineering GPKarts Australia, Valspar Automotive BodyShop Paint Supplies, Paint Tech S.A Xero, Tom Williamson Motorsport D4S, N&G, HPT Pace Images JC Kart, JT Motorsport Cooldrive Hays Health & Fitness DR Kart Australia, Aussie Driver Search Shamick Racing


2018 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship - Rd 1  

Official Race Program for Round One of the 2018 Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol EDGE at the Monarto Karting Complex.

2018 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship - Rd 1  

Official Race Program for Round One of the 2018 Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol EDGE at the Monarto Karting Complex.

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