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Noodle Box Senior National Feature Meeting

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Noodle Box 

The Launceston Kart Club Noodle Box Senior National Feature including the Phillip Goss Memorial for Over 40’s Pro is being held at the Archerville Raceway, Pipers River Road, Turners Marsh on 6 October 2013.

The entry fee is $45 per class plus $25 per additional class entered per individual.

Feature classes are Senior National Light, Senior National Heavy, Over 40’s Pro and Over 40’s Super Heavy.

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LKC welcomes GLB Constructions

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GLB Constructions 
 
Launceston Kart Club is proud to announce that GLB Constructions have commenced a three year sponsorship deal with the LKC.

The sponsorship sees GLB Construction as the new sponsor of the fast sweeper approaching McDonalds.

The LKC wishes to thank Director Gavin Lewis for his support of the Launceston Kart Club.
 

Mixed results for Launceston Karters

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Launceston kart club members had to deal with many difficulties in there resent trips to the mainland.  Justin Murphy and James Fitch ventured to the Australasian C & D Grade titles at Morwell in country Victoria on August 3rd and 4th and were dealt with wet weather and a track neither had seen before. Murphy ended the weekend with a very respectful 4th out of 11 competitors, whilst Fitch had an unfortunate DNF (did not finish) in the final of Junior National Heavy after some impressive results in the heats.


On August 10th and 11th a further 6 karters headed to the City of Melbourne Titles, with yet again wet weather hampering practise on Friday before a the sun finally shone on the weekend, Troy Stone was the best of the Launceston karters with a 8th position in the final of Clubman Heavy, Zane Wyatt who started the final out of grid 5 unfortunately didn’t make it past the first corner and registered a DNF, Alastair lee also competing in Clubman heavy finished a solid 13th from 21 of Australia’s best karters. Tag 125 Heavy driver Steven Wrigley had a impressive debut outing in his new Praga kart qualifying 9th and being amongst the leader all weekend until he and another kart made contact in the final sending Wrigley into the tire wall and out of the race. Rookie drivers Jackson Callow and Tate Frost had probably the biggest challenge of all when they lined up in a field of 30 drivers from all over Australian, Frost qualified 18th and Callow 24th. Frost battled hard all weekend and ended the final in 19th whilst Callow was involved in an early race incident which caused damage to his Kosmic kart and finished 24th.

 

Dinner awards

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Cadet/Rookie Consistency Award – Justin Murphy

The Cadet/Rookie consistency award was awarded to a Justin Murphy driver. Justin raced all meetings at Launceston and finished all but 1 race the Cadet/Rookie this year. 

Junior Consistency Award – Brodie Sward

Brodie Sward was the only driver that has competed at all of Launceston’s race meeting this year he did have a bad weekend but he still was very consistent in the other race meeting that he competed.

Senior Consistency Award – Troy Stone

Senior Consistency Award this year is given to Troy Stone one of the only two senior drivers that have competed in all the Launceston kart clubs race meetings.  Troy has also won all the finals of each of these race meetings this year. 

Junior Driver of the Year Award – Jarius Holmes

Jarius Holmes has competed in at Launceston this year he has been up the front. 

Senior Driver of the Year Award – Troy Stone

Troy Stone has done extremely well at Launceston and around the state, Troy started racing in Rookies and its only been the last couple of years that he has started to appear on the podium previously he would finish at the back of the pack but he preserved and now has had some great results.

Cadet/Rookie Driver of the Year Award – Lachlan Dalton

Lachie Dalton started racing in Cadets a couple of years ago he has had many results finishing on the podium.  He now races in Rookies where he now is beginning to get the front of this class.  

Senior Club Person of the Year – Stuart Lee

Senior Club Person of the Year award was presented to Stuart Lee. Stuart has attended working bees, found new sponsorship for Launceston Kart Club. They include sponsors for the Launceston Club Title’s was FT Guy Bodyworks, McDonalds for McDonalds Young Guns, a new sponsor for the Clubman Cup is BOC, then we have The Noodle Box for the National Feature in October. Stuart has organised for the police to come to the track for the Clubman Cup on Saturday with the radar gun for drivers to compete for the fastest practice lap in each class, this is sponsored by Allsorts of Treats. We believe that this award has gone to a worthy recipient this year Stuart Lee.                       

Cadet/Rookie President Award – Jackson Callow

The Cadet/Rookie President Award is given Jackson Callow who is a young Cadet/Rookie who has been helping out at workings bees at every opportunity he can with his dad he is also a driver and has been consistent with his driving in the last 12 months.  

Senior President’s Award – Rocky Stone

This year I found it very hard to come up with this award as it in the past is given to a driver but this year things have changed a little with a lot of thought and consideration I decided to give this award to someone that’s not a driver but has been in the past so this year I give the President’s Award to Rocky Stone. He took on track manager role which he decided to do when nobody else would step into the job. I’m not sure if everyone realises that this job is an extremely important job at our club, it’s probably more important that being president, secretary, or even the treasure because if the tracks not up to the rules in the rule book then the drivers don’t get to race.  So congratulations Rocky on taking out the senior president’s award.

Appreciation Awards 

Pam Stone has helped me in the canteen for 7 years and now has helped me at every race meeting in the tower in the last 3 years. 

Christine Wyatt has for many years worked in the canteen and in the tower lap scoring.   I would like to give this appreciation award to Christine as she has returned to the canteen this year when nobody else would step forward. Christine has received help from the Tasmanian Alpine Club until we have a club member to manage the canteen.   With the Tasmania Alpine Club receiving half of our profit everyone’s club is losing because we won’t have the funds to improve our complex if we need or want too.  

I would also like to thank and congratulate everyone that has helped me during my 5 years of being president you all have done a wonderful job.


 

Launceston Kart Club Members Heading to the Big Island

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10 members of the LKC will be heading off to the mainland in August and September to pit their driving skills against the best in the country.

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BOC Launceston Clubman Cup

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The 2013 BOC Launceston Clubman Cup Including the BOC Launceston Clubman Pro Feature Race is being held at the Launceston Kart Club track on 1 September 2013.

Entries with payment close on Monday 19 August 2013

Feature classes are Clubman Light, Clubman Heavy, Clubman Super Heavy, Junior Clubman and Over 40’s Clubman Pro at 155kg.

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July Newsletter

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The LKC Club dinner has been organised for the 3rd of August at the Launceston Golf Club, so get yourselves organized for a great night out.

The invitation can be opened here.

A reminder that all club memberships were due on the 30/6/2013

The Launceston Kart Clubs AGM is the 7th August 7.30pm at The Jailhouse grill.

There will be a Working bee on Saturday the  27nd July from 9am. If you can lend a hand that would be great.

Our next race meeting will be the Clubman Cup on the 1st September. BOC Tasmania have come on board as the major sponsor.
I wish to thank Area Manager Jason Love for his sponsorship.

 


 

 

 

 

Sup regs for this meeting will be out soon, so please enter early, as early entries will create interest and generate more entries.


There will be some great prizes on offer including 2 sets MG tyres (lucky draw for clubman classes) from Remo Racing, 1 year RACT roadside membership for Senior driver of the day,
Junior driver of the day will receive a 1 year subscription for Kart OZ from Quadrant News and there will be a lucky draw for a top end engine rebuild from FortySeven Kart Tuning.

Also on the Saturday we will run a Speed Challenge (Tas Police will be there with their radar gun) and a prize will be given for each class courtesy of Allsorts of Treats.

 

Vintage Karts in Action at Launceston

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A beautiful, sunny, Tassie winter day greeted participants at the June gathering of Vintage Karts Tasmania, held at the Launceston Kart Club’s Archerville Kartway complex on Saturday the 29th of June. Approximately twenty five drivers and machines were in action with all era’s of historic karting well represented. Vintage karting is becoming quite popular across the country and Tasmania is no exception. Many karts have already been restored and many are still being refurbished. Quite a few people are planning on attending the upcoming Numurkah gathering in November and plans are also afoot for a contingent to attend the planned Australian Vintage Kart Prix in Ipswich in March 2014.

Some of the more notable karts present on the day were John Humphries Twin Mac Zip, Zane Wyatt’s DAP Greyhound/Rotax combination, Stuart Lee’s Yamaha RC100-S and Heath Butt’s Demon XP Super Twin.

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NWKC Legends Race Report

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Murphy, Bricknell, Wrigley and Pinfold Take the Spoils at NWKC Legends/Daniel Johnson Memorial Meeting

It was certainly a weekend of contrasts at the North Western Kart Club’s Legends/Daniel Johnson Memorial race meeting held at their Highclere circuit on the 16th of June 2013. The feature classes saw some of the youngest drivers (Rookies) vying for the Daniel Johnson Memorial trophy and also some of the oldest drivers competing to add their name to the winners list of the Over 40 and Over 50 Feature. And although the meeting was held under blue or slightly cloudy skies the temperature proved to be quite cold. The cool track conditions played havoc with a lot of the competitors kart set-ups with most looking to find grip on the slippery surface.

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June Newsletter

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A reminder that all club memberships are due 30/6/2013

Also the Launceston Kart Clubs AGM is the 7th August 7.30pm at the Jailhouse Grill.

A nomination form for office holders must be completed and returned by the 26th July.


Vintage Karts Tasmania will be holding a test and tune day on Saturday 29th June 9.00-4.00pm. So if you are interested in the history of karting please come out and have a look.

There will be a Working bee on Saturday the  22nd June from 9am, if you can lend a hand that would be great.

Our next race meeting will be the Clubman Cup on the 1st September. BOC Launceston have come on board as the major sponsor.

We wish to thank Area Manager Jason Love for his sponsorship.
 
The LKC Club dinner is being organised and a date will be advised in the near future.

New Sponsors

We are excited to have a couple of major sponsorship deals that have been put in place for the last two race meetings for 2013.

September 1st Clubman Cup will be sponsored by BOC  Launceston.

October 6th Senior “J” feature will sponsored by The Noodle Box (both Launceston Stores)

On the Saturday practise for the Clubman Cup, we will be running a speed challenge.

We have arranged for the Police to attend with their radar Gun between 2pm and 3pm

We have also arranged sponsorship for this from ALL SORTS of Treats (the lolly shop in Brisbane street opposite the cinema)

A trophy will be given for fastest in each class.

 


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