As we have stated previously, four stroke endurance karting is not just alive and well in NSW… its freaking booming!
With 39 karts and more than 100 drivers register for “Blue Mountains Custom Metalworks Lithgow Six Hour”, this is the biggest field TEKA has had in its plus 20 year history!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.