12th January 2011
As with most Australians, the thoughts of the National Executive of the Australian Karting Association is with those affected by the current flood situation in Queensland.
Like many communities across the country, the karting community has been banding together, and will continue to do so, to assist each other in their time of need.
At the time of writing the floods have significantly affected the Cooloola Coast Kart Club.
It is currently unknown how much damage has been done to the Toowoomba and Warwick circuits.
As of this morning the Ipswich circuit was not under water, however, the road to the circuit was cut off and the nearby Queensland Raceway was underwater.
The Rockhampton circuit has escaped any significant water damage, as has the Bundaberg circuit.
The Gladstone Kart Club has been in the middle of a track resurface over the past few months and it will be not known until the coming weeks of how the current situation will affect these works.
The floods, and subsequent damage, may affect some events scheduled for Queensland and should events have to be moved or altered the Australian Karting Association will advise of these changes in due course.
Organisers of the CIK Stars of Karting Series advise that the opening round of the series, due to be held at Ipswich on February 26/27, will be assessed next week once the full extent of damage in the Ipswich region is known.
The Queensland Karting Association is currently planning a fundraising event to assist those affected by the floods and details on this event will be advised once finalised.