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Defending Champs Dominate Eastern Creek

Well our 2020 Championship is officially underway. What a way to begin the year under lights at the Creek. It was a massive weekend for endurance karting and Karting NSW and we are grateful to have been given the chance to be a part of it.

We need to say a huge thank you to our endurance brothers at Four Stroke Karting Association of NSW Inc., for working with us in organising the weekend and executing it. With such a limited time frame to fit both clubs races in and limited pit space, the event went off as well as we could have hoped for. Thanks also to Sportsman Enduro Karting Nsw for lending us your track safety lights for the weekend.

To our Officials, including first time TEKA Chief Steward Judy Preen, you guys are the best and we couldn’t do it without you. Karen, you chose TEKA over travelling in the Ambulance with your injured husband. You always were a bit crazy on the track and clearly still are off it! We appreciate everything you do for our club.

Competitors, 2020 has started in the same fashion as 2019 ended. We’re all on the Maverick hunt and it’s going to take a lot of hard work to get them. Nothing like a good challenge. It was great to see so many new teams on the weekend, including our two hire kart teams, one of which we might be seeing a lot more of soon. The Creek is a daunting place to debut at the best of times let alone under lights. While there might be a few nightmares still being had, you can all hold your heads high for doing your best and will be better for it next time.

See you all at Lithgow for 444 laps on April 5 – more details to follow soon.
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Round 1 Results Recap

PRO Grade
1st – Maverick 1 (1st outight)
2nd – Preston Hire 15 (2nd outright)
3rd – Maverick 57 (9th outright)

A Grade
1st – Maverick Plebs 55 (3rd outright)
2nd – Double D Racing 44 (4th outright)
3rd – El Toro Racing 97 (5th outright)

B Grade
1st – Maverick 60 (17th outright)
2nd – Profan 12 (19th outright)
3rd – TEKA Preston Hire Kart 99 (22nd outright)

Photos to follow courtesy of Five Lights Photography.
Official results will be posted on the website later in the week.

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SUTTON SURVEYORS Orange 8 Hour Recap

Over a week has passed since we signed off season 2019 at one of our favourites, Orange Kart Club.

When planning our calendar, we do our best to plan around the weather and avoid the colder destinations during winter. When we locked in Orange for our final round in November, you would think it’s safe to assume we’d be greeted by warm weather…. Never have we been so wrong. Scorching high temperatures of 13-14° on Friday and Saturday and a low of -2° on Saturday morning were the reality we faced. Ice like winds and even some rain on Friday afternoon made for far from comfortable spectating.

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ZENSPEED’S BREAKTHROUGH VICTORY

Palace Shakers Lithgow 444 Race Report

The penultimate round of the 2019 season took us to sunny Lithgow last Sunday, for a 444 lap sprint race at Combined Districts Kart Club.

To this point the season had been dominated by the factory Maverick Karts, notably #58 claiming the first five races of the season including the State Title, while more recently Sister kart #59 took two from two victories at Port Macquarie. Among that, one victory to Preston Hire 15 at Grenfell was the only blemish on the Maverick record.

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LITTLE MAVERICK BROTHER STRIKES AT PORT

Once upon a time there lived an evil Ogre in a ditch beside the Port Macquarie hairpin. In a fit of rage, he cast a curse over whoever plugged into his track timing loop. The curse lasted for many years until in rode a handsome knight in his lowered white steed. The handsome knight banished the evil Ogre, lifting the curse and freeing the timing loop for all to enjoy its lap counting brilliance.

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PRESTON HIRE RACING BREAK THE MAVERICK STREAK AT GRENFELL

Round 4 of the 2019 TEKA Championship took us to new territory, a small country town known by locals as Grenfell, however now known to TEKA as that place with the hidden gem of kart racing circuits.

Tight, bumpy, uncompromising and full of challenges but leaving drivers smiling from ear to ear. Nailing a good lap around this place is extremely rewarding. The facilities are amazing, including the huge covered outgrid which is perfect for endurance racing.

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Dubbo Round Report

Forget the ZOO the Endurance State Titles are on!

One of the biggest events in the history of Endurance Karting took place on the weekend of the 18th & 19th May!

Dubbo Kart Club welcomed The Endurance Karting Association (TEKA) and Four Stroke Karting Association (4SKA) for Round 3 of their respective Championships! What was particularly unique about this event was that although racing separately both Endurance Series’ would host their very first State Title Event.

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Maverick make it Two to start 2019

T’was the day before Canberra, and all through the track not a go kart was stirring, not even a junior. The tyres were stacked in the pits with care…… Whoa, hang on scrap that!

Saturday at Canberra was the biggest practice day I think TEKA had ever seen, especially for round 2.
Of the 29 kart field, the biggest ever for the yearly trek to the Nation’s Capital, 26 karts were there for “unofficial” practice. All finessing set ups and going for early quick time bragging rights, even though no one was admitting to anything.

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Big Grids, Bang for Buck in Endurance Karting

Endurance Karters do it longer, and the numbers really do stack up.

There are two clubs that run their events under the Karting New South Wales banner, and both are enjoying healthy grid numbers and having outstanding success.

For both clubs, the Briggs & Stratton package is the engine of choice, and whilst there are slight technical differences between them, both clubs utilise pretty much the same power plant.

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