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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.

 

Circular Head Motorcycle’s Ark at the Park

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Lights, Camera, Action at the Circular Head Motorcycle’s Ark at the Park Night Race Meeting

The Circular Head Kart Club once again held their annual Circular Head Motorcycle’s Ark at the Park race meeting held on Saturday 18th of May. The heats were held in the afternoon followed by the finals in the evening under lights. This made for spectacular viewing and a very different experience for the competitors. Throw in intermittent showers and a half dry surface, Open Performance putting on a show and the scene was set for some entertaining battles.

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Brodie Evans wins McDonalds Young Guns

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McDonalds


Brodie Evans has joined a long list of some of the best Junior drivers in Tasmania by winning his first McDonalds Young Guns Title at the Launceston Kart Club.
The McDonalds Young Guns has been held continuously since 1998 and has been won by some of the states best drivers over that time. The format of a one off 20 lap race at a combined weight of 130kg and a randomly drawn grid normally ensures the front rows try and make a break away for the win whilst the front runners that draw rearward grid positions try and get through to the front as quickly as possible. This year was no exception with the title going right down to the wire.
 
With the club opting to offer the majority of the senior classes at a pro weight it allowed drivers to race against some new faces and tackle some fresh challengers.

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Crossroads cements sponsorship deal with LKC

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The Launceston Kart Club is pleased to announce that Crossroads Civil Contracting are the new back straight sponsor. A three year sponsorship was finalised just prior to the Young Guns Meeting. The Launceston Kart Club would like to thank Operations Manager Scott Callow & Crossroads Civil Contracting for their support of the club.

Crossroads are the latest company to support The Launceston Kart Club, with valued sponsorship already provided by, Tasman Metal Industries, Yamaha, RACT, McDonalds, Southern Cross, Boom Sherrin, FT Guy Bodyworks

 

2013 Tasmanian Statewide Series Finals

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Champions Decided As Wild Weather Strikes At The North Western Kart Club Titles

After three rounds of perfect weather the typically unpredictable Tasmanian weather struck back and drivers were forced to break out the wet weather gear for the fourth and final round of the 2013 Tasmanian Statewide Series and North Western Kart Club Titles held on the 23rd and 24th of March at the Highclere Circuit. Although the track was wet for the majority of racing there were times when the track dried enough to return to slick tyres and the majority of the finals were held in these conditions. These conditions proved to be a help for some and a hindrance for others in their quest for one of the twelve Tasmanian Titles up for grabs. Mitchel Evans had an excellent series taking out two titles, TAG Light and Clubman Heavy. A truly outstanding achievement by the Hobartian and his number one pit crew, father Steve. There were also seven drivers who broke through to record their first Tasmanian Title which was a fantastic result.

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McDonalds Young Guns

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McDonalds

The McDonalds Young Guns Meeting for 2013 is being held at the Launceston Kart Club track on 14 April 2013.

Feature race is the McDonald's Junior Young Guns.

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F.T. Guy Bodyworks LKC Club Titles

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FT Guy Bodyworks

Twelve New Club Champions Crowned at Launceston Kart Club Titles

Round 3 Of The 2013 Tasmanian Statewide Series


The third round of the 2013 Tasmanian Statewide Series proved to be a complete contrast to the previous round with only three drivers scoring clean sweeps and most classes seeing more than one winner during the heats. The weekend’s results have really shaken up the series standings with some drivers putting themselves into unassailable positions in the championship whilst others saw their points advantage disappear. Racing was held in perfect conditions with the weather providing two warm, sunny days and the Launceston Kart Club complex once again showing why it’s amongst the best in the country.

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McDonalds Young Guns
3/4 May 2014
Round 4 Statewide Series & Club Titles

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