SATURDAY NOTEBOOK FROM THE NEW SOUTH WALES CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wet weather tyre rush
With rain falling in the Tamworth region overnight and into this morning, the rush was on for wet weather tyres at the Oakburn Park circuit prior to today’s racing.
Luckily for the karters Dunlop Kartsport’s Les May is trackside with his trailer full of both slick and wet weather tyres and he reportedly sold in excess of 50 sets of wet weather tyres in a matter of an hour this morning.
Karts are a hit with the local media
This weekend’s New South Wales Karting Championships have been a big hit with the local media in Tamworth.
In the lead up to this weekend’s event the championships were featured on the back page of the Northern Daily Leader and both local news crews, NBN and Prime, attended the track on Thursday for their nightly news bulletins.
The karting championships were featured both in the sport and general sections of today’s Northern Daily Leader and crews from both NBN and Prime TV caught up with Club President Tom Sanderson along with National Champions Simon Meyer and David Sera during the day.
Venter focused on World Title
After securing his place on the grid for next month’s World Rotax Final with victory in the Rotax Nationals Jonathan Venter has already got his sights set on the big prize at La Conca in Italy.
With all competitors at the event using a one-make Sodi kart in the junior category Venter is this weekend using one of the European-made karts. He has also left a lot of the regular accessories used to tune the kart to full simulate what he will experience at the World Final.
Bigger is better, just ask Tamworth
Tamworth may be famous for the big Gold Guitar but this weekend the Tamworth Kart Racing Club has added another ‘big’ to the Tamworth region.
Club Sponsor North West Cranes had a crane sitting around in the yard this weekend and as a result it has now turned into the biggest flagpole in town. It is located in the middle of the circuit flying the Australian, New South Wales and Australian Karting Association flags high.