NEXT RACE MEETING: Triple Crown Series 18th May
NEXT WORKING BEE: 12th May from 8.30am (Free practice afterwards for workers!)
NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT PRACTICE: 17th May from 5.30pm
NEXT GENERAL CLUB MEETING: WEDNESDAY 15th May 2013 at 7.30pm in the Tower.
NEXT COME & TRY DAY: Sun 21st July
Unfortunately the incorrect nomination fee was listed on the Supp Regs for the Townsville Kart Club Meeting (Triple Crown) on the 18th of May. We have now amended them and have reduced the cost of nominations to:
Entry Fee - Senior Pre-nomination $60, 2nd nom $40 - on race day $70, 2nd $50
Entry Fee - Junior Pre-nomination $60, 2nd nom $40 - on race day $70, 2nd $50
Entry Fee - Rookie Pre-nomination $50, on race day $60
Entry Fee - Cadet Pre-nomination $50, on race day $60
Log on to CM:S and prenominate by Wednesday 15th, pay at the track on race day.
See you there!
As most of you will be aware a couple of the track lights aren't working so to ensure our track is as safe as possible we have cancelled the Friday Night Practice for the 10th May. We will spend the evening working on fixing the lights in preparation for the Triple Crown Series Final round on the 18th. Apologies for the late notice but it is an issue that we felt required immediate attention to ensure we continue to have the best kart track in Australia!
We have been made an offer on our old club mower, a Kubota F3560, for $2500 as is where is, but before we negotiate with the potential buyer we would like to offer it to our members first. If any member is interested in making an offer on the mower or would like to view it please call either Rob 0407 114 934 or Jon 0458 400 366 before 5pm Friday. The funds from the sale will be put towards water treatment at the club to reduce the damage caused by the bore water to the toilets & sinks and to make our facilities better for everyone.
Congratulations to Josh Smith who has been named as one of just 6 karters to receive support as one of the 2013 Australian Motor Sport Foundation Rookie Rising Stars!
Read the full story here:
I have updated the 2013 calendars.
There is a basic version which has all of the track hire dates, Friday night practices and race meetings "at a glance" as well as a more detailed file which lists the track configurations and directions.
Pre-nominations are now available for the NQ Sprint Titles on the 27-28th April and one lucky person who pre enters will win their nomination fee back! You must pre-nominate to be in the drawer.
Event Name: Parry Nissan NQ Sprint Titles
Sponsor: Parry Nissan
Date: 27-28 April 2013
Full Track Clockwise
9.00am-5.00pm Free practice on Friday
5.00pm-9.00pm $10 Practice to cover lights cost
Unofficial Practice: 8:00am-10:00am Saturday
Plus we will be giving away 3 sets of tyres, 1x Dunlop SL1, 1x MG RED, 1x DUNLOP SL6 by random drawer!
More details to follow soon, don't forget to get your pre-nominations in for your chance to win!
I've just created a new page with links to a series of 13 videos on how to go karting, including an introduction by Mark Winterbottom, V8 Supercar driver, who got his start in Karting.
This valuable information will give you a great insight into what to expect and what to do before and after buying your first kart.
The videos are hosted on the AKA website below:
Please be advised that the Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women program is now open.
The Australia Sports Commission is offering scholarships of up to $30,000, and grants of up to $5000 (for individuals) and $10,000 (for organisations) to women within Australia’s sporting system.
These grants and scholarships are targeted at women to help them build their skills and advance their pathway towards higher sporting achievements.
Grants and scholarships are available under several categories and may cover expenses such as course fees, presenter fees and participant travel costs.
Applications close on 26 April 2013 at 11:59pm.
For further information, including eligibility requirements, please see the below link.
The 2013 Calendar has been updated. This is a one page version "at a glance". If you require further information on any dates please email our secretary Kathy via the link on the contact page.
We'll be having another working bee this Sunday 24th Feb at 8.30am to make sure our track is clean and tidy for the meeting next weekend. We'd also like to finish painting the doors and trim on the canteen so if you can help out it will be much appreciated!