Practice day for Superkarts at Queensland Raceway on Saturday August 26th 8.30am to 12.30pm. Cost for a half day $120.00. Need 10 to confirm a Superkart only slot. This is an ideal opportunity for somebody with a sprint kart to try road racing. Please inform the Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm you spot.
STORY FROM KART SPORT NEWS http://www.kartsportnews.com/2017/08/06/jordies-dutch-double/
Australian champ Jordan Ford took the double today in Assen winning Sunday’s Round 4 of the European Superkart Championship in the Mono Division to complement his Saturday victory.
In doing so the young Victorian extended his lead in the Mono Cup.
Starting from the Mono pole, twentieth position overall, Ford made a lightening start coming out of the first series of corners in 13th.
Reigning Australian Superkart Champion Jordie Ford continued his hot form claiming pole position at the Assen TT Circuit, scene of rounds 3 & 4 of the European Superkart Championship. On his first visit to the legendary circuit, Ford quickly came to grips with the high speed layout leading practice and both qualifying sessions.
Fords Anderson/DEA was at the top of the time sheets midway through practice the first practice session as he bettered three time British Champion Paul Platt's PVP/ Gas Gas benchmark time with current Euro Mono number 1, Gavin Bennett also improving.
Qualifying one was set in sunny weather with Jordie quickly into the low 1.41 second bracket, under the existing lap record. A late quick lap from Bennett placed him second behind the Australian with Platt third and Gareth James fourth.
The day didn't go all Fords way they as In qualifying two Jordan elected to stay in pit lane as inclement weather threatened. Bennett then found some speed to better Ford with ten minutes left on the clock of the 25minute session, forcing Jordan to resume ontrack where he lowered the Mono Class pole time by a further three hundredths of a second to claim pole.
Race 1 takes place at 1pm local time Saturday before Sunday's final race at 9.30am.
Ford currently sits second in the championship behind Paul Platt with the championships final round taking place in late October at Lemans Bugatti Circuit.
More of this story at this link http://www.kartsportnews.com/2017/08/05/jordie-ford-on-pole-in-assen/
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The second event of the Championship of Europe CIK-FIA de Superkart takes place August 4 & 5 on the TT in Assen temple of speed circuit. This unmissable for discipline is the most popular. Indeed, the Superkart is included to the program of the 'Gamma Racing Day' event that attracts an audience still very numerous (more than 90,000 spectators in 2016) sensitive to the various parades. This year's team Renault F1 which will be the star of the demonstrations with the presence of Nico Hulkenberg.
Queensland Raceway is set to be upgraded in the near future. With version 2 of the new track layout just released, the Ipswich City Council is currently planning a $52.3 million spend which would see the development of an Ipswich Motorsport Park Councillor Tully has said.
For more more stories on this upgrade, see the links bleow.
Overall points for the 2017 Queensland Superkart Championship series after 3 rounds. Nuske and McFerran are still the main contenders but Tim Weier, 250 National, and Nick Marshall, 125cc Rotax Heavy, are crawling their way towards the overall points leaders. With 2 rounds and a couple of thousand points still available to go, its still anybodies championship at this point.
Probably the best quality 250cc International field assembled since 2012 in Queensland at this event. The Redice Racing duo of Ilya and Yiani Harpas from South Australia turned up for some practice for the September event at Queensland Raceway. Neil Faulkner keeps improving in the ex Jamieson championship winning package. Russell Jamiesons new championship contender didn't disappoint. After working their way through ignition problems and setup, Russell broke the previous lap record in race 3 previously set by Jason Smith in 2012. Was a plethora of Anderson / DEA, so great to see.