Notebook from the Victorian Championships

Impressive Displays on show
There are a number of impressive displays highlighting the increasing level of professionalism of the sport of karting at this weekend’s Victorian Open Sprint Kart Championships at Geelong in Victoria.

While they may not have the ‘Factory Team’ on track, the Arrow Karts outfit is at Geelong in full force with several new karts on display while the manufacturer’s technical team is providing support for all drivers of the Australian-made product.

The Dunlop Kartsport team is all set-up, with the Victorian Karting Association’s Come and Try trailer nearby as well, there’s also a great display of Alpine Star products from Kerbrider and a small display by Dino Karts.

Battle of the Handball brigade
As if battling on the track wasn’t enough for the Cadet and Rookies drivers, they have started what appears to be the ‘World Handball Championship’ between races.

At times there are up to 15 youngsters lined up to do battle with the action nearly as serious as it is on the race track between the drivers.

Even spread in the battle of the chassis
While Arrow Karts finished up on top, it wasn’t a domination by the Australian-made kart like has previously been seen at the Victorian Championships in the past. Arrow drivers claimed four of the 14 titles – closely followed by FA Kart with three wins. Kosmic and Tony Kart drivers secured two victories while Top Kart, Exprit and Monaco drivers claimed one championship apiece.

Local drivers dominate
Once again it was Victorian drivers who dominated the top step of the podium with nine of the 14 championships on offer staying in the Garden State. Three titles will be heading north to New South Wales while a pair of championships have headed to the Sunshine State.

Great job Geelong
The hard working committee of the Geelong Kart Club have done a tremendous job, both in the weeks leading into this event and during it. The circuit and its surrounds were presented in an immaculate condition and the event ran smoother than a ‘swiss watch’.