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Noodle Box Senior National Feature

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 Noodle Box

 The Launceston Kart Club this weekend will be holding the Noodle Box Senior National Feature which incorporates the Phil Goss Memorial race. Phil, a dedicated member of the Launceston Kart Club died in 2009 and the club decided to remember him with a memorial race which is now in its fifth year. The memorial race held over 20 laps is for karters aged 40+. This year local Launceston Karter Freddy Cocca will be attempting to add his name to the list of previous winners of 2009 Stephen Johnstone, 2010 Steve Crocker, 2011 Neville Young and 2012 Michael Vaughan. Cocca however will face stiff opposition with defending champ Michael Vaughan who is making a return to racing after a solid 2012 when he won the State Title as well as the Phil Goss Memorial. Others that will also be hard to beat will be Stephen Bricknell also of Launceston and Smithton’s Tim Hinds.
The winner of the Phil Goss Memorial race on Sunday will receive a weekend away at one of Tasmanian’s finest holiday and tourist destinations. Port Arthur. With the kind support of the Fox & Hounds Inn and the Port Arthur Historical Site, the winner will enjoy a weekend away to relax and take in the sites of this beautiful part of Tasmania. The prize included a night’s accommodation for two at the Fox & Hounds Inn (including a meal voucher) and a complimentary day pass from the Port Arthur Historical Site.


Phillip Goss Memorial

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The Launceston Kart Club is proud to announce that the winner of the Phil Goss Memorial race on Sunday the 6th of October will receive a weekend away at one of Tasmanian’s finest holiday and tourist destinations - Port Arthur.
With the kind support of the Fox & Hounds Inn and the Port Arthur Historical Site, the winner will enjoy a weekend away to relax and take in the sites of this beautiful part of Tasmania.
The prize includes a night’s accommodation for two at the Fox & Hounds Inn (including a meal voucher) and a complimentary day pass from the Port Arthur Historical Site. 
Fox and Hounds     Port Arthur 


Launceston karters have success on the mainland

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Four Launceston Kart Club members travelled last weekend to the biggest junior race meeting in Australia, when they competed at the Junior Sprint Classic at the Puckapunyal Race track in country Victoria. Over 250 drivers attended the two day race meeting for juniors aged from 7 to 16 years old. The meeting caters for all classes of juniors with the drivers able enter a number of divisions with the same kart, All Launceston Karters entered the open class and also the C&D Grade division. 
Jackson Callow competing in Junior National Light (C&D grade) came home with a very impressive 3rd place finish in the final, Tate Frost who competed in Rookies (C&D Grade) finished 5th in a field of twenty five. Lauchie Dalton and Kurtis Love also competed in Rookies C&D Grade and finished 10th and 11th respectively.
In the Open division Callow finished 14th in a field of twenty three in what was only his second race meeting in Juniors. Rookies open division saw twenty seven karters start the final with Frost finishing 14th, Love 19th and Dalton 21st. 

2013 BOC Launceston Clubman Cup

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Stone and Zuj win Clubman Cup.

Launceston karter Troy Stone drove a superb race in the final of Clubman Heavy to win his first Clubman Cup. After qualifying a disappointing seventh, Stone made his move in winning the pre final from grid five and then showed his real pace in the final to win from Devonport’s Brody Appleby and Hobart’s Jonathan McDonald.  

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.


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.


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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