KANSW RELEASES RACER FRIENDLY 2019 CALENDAR

Karting Australia (NSW) Inc. is pleased to release a racer and family-friendly calendar for 2019.

KANSW’s calendar offers a well-spaced, conflict-free schedule that provides the state’s racers with an ability to travel between clubs to contest various events and series if they wish.

It includes a number of significant changes to the recent years, the most notable being the NSW Kart Championship being moved back to a single race weekend, the popular Australian Kart Masters being relocated, and a new NSW Young Guns event launched.

The North Shore Kart Club will host the NSW Kart Championship on the 5-7 July weekend, while the Grafton Sporting Car Club will hold both the Young Guns and Masters events.

The Masters, which attracts more than 150 over-40s racers from Australia-wide, will be held on the Easter long weekend (April 19-21), while the Young Guns is scheduled for October 5-6. Both events will feature new branding and promotion.

The prestigious Brian Farley Memorial, an event at which a win has become one of the most sought after each year, will kick the year off on the 23-24 February weekend, with the event having been elevated to State Cup status.

Newcastle Kart Racing Club’s Club Championship will be run over seven rounds, while both Grafton and North Shore Kart Club’s Series will be contested over six rounds.  The schedule will allow drivers from all Clubs the ability to score maximum points in the SP Tools Driver Rankings for the first time.

KANSW President Dave Laughton said he was pleased with the final make-up of the schedule for the 2019 season.

“We have worked closely with our member clubs to have minimal date clashes while providing a well-spaced, racer-friendly calendar for our competitors and their families,” Laughton said.

“I believe what we’ve been able to come up with provides plenty of good racing for our members, whether they wish to race at just one circuit, travel, or if they’re eyeing off the big annual events.”

KANSW 2019 Race Calendar

February
3              NKRC Club Championship Rd 1 (Club)
23/24     NSKC Brian Farley Memorial (State Cup)
24           Grafton Club Championship Rd 1 (Club)

March
3          NKRC Shakedown (Club)
24        NSKC Club Championship Rd 1 (Club)

April
14        NSKC Club Championship Rd 2 (Club)
19-21   Australian Kart Masters – Grafton (National Cup)
28        NKRC Club Championship Rd 2 (Club)

May
11          NSKC Club Championship Rd 3 – Saturday night race (Club)
12         Grafton Club Championship Rd 2 (Club)
26        NKRC Club Championship Rd 3 (Club)

June
1            NSKC Interclub Challenge (Club)
2           Grafton Club Championship Rd 3 (Club)
30        NKRC (Club)

July
5-7       NSW Kart Championship – NSKC (State Championship)
14         Grafton Club Championship Rd 4 (Club)
28        NKRC Club Championship Rd 4 (Club)

August
4          NSKC Club Championship Rd 4 (Club)
11        Grafton Club Championship Rd 5 (Club)
25        NKRC Club Championship Rd 5 (Club)

September
8              NSKC Club Championship Rd 5 – Golden Jubilee (Club)
28-29     NKRC Interclub Challenge (Club)

October
5-6       NSW Young Guns – Grafton (State Trophy)
20        NKRC Club Championship Rd 6 (Club)

November
3           NSKC Club Championship Rd 6 (Club)
10         Grafton Club Championship Rd 6 (Club)
24        NKRC Club Championship Rd 7 (Club)

December
8          NKRC Christmas Meeting & Presentation (Club)

Note – the Calendar of events is correct at the time of publication but is subject to change at the discretion of KANSW.