FRIDAY NOTEBOOK FROM SoK ROUND 1
Series hits the mark with local media
The CIK Stars of Karting Series has featured heavily in the local media today with Brisbane’s Courier Mail featuring a double page image pointing readers to the event.
Ipswich’s Queensland Times has also shown significant support of this weekend’s event with an event preview being printed earlier in the week and also a story on local star Brock Plumb in today’s edition.
Plumb was featured on the back page with a story being printed on the inside of the back page (click here for story)
Shopping Centre display spreads the word
A display in the Riverlink Shopping centre display attracted enormous interest from the local Ipswich people yesterday.
William Yarwood provided two brand-new Exprit karts for the display, a Pro Gearbox (KZ2) and Rotax kart, which had shoppers turning their heads all day long.
The stand was attended by Dominic Albanese, Matthew Hunt, Elle Brydon, Kart X’s Ash Budd and Paul Carruthers, Lee Hanatschek along with Glenn and Brock Plumb throughout the day.
Presentation goes to another level
The presentation of the CIK Stars of Karting Series has gone to a new level this weekend with teams, drivers and track personnel all raising the bar.
With every major chassis importer/manufacturer now involved in the series for 2011 the battle is now on to fight to become the best presented team in the pit area.
Teams such as DR Kart have a professional banner that runs the entire length of its marquee while the 48-metre long Kart One Racing pit area reminds many of the days of old.
It’s not just the teams either, the Ipswich club has done a fantastic jn ensuring the grounds are in pristine condition.
No guessing for times
In a first for the CIK Stars of Karting Series, all competitors were required to have their transponders fitted for every session during today’s practice.
The timing screen in the clubrooms was a hype of activity throughout the day with dozens of people gathered to watch intensely for each session.