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National karts thrill, Poulter back in style

The 2017 South African Karting Championships kicked off in spectacular, bruising style at Vereeniging on Monday as South African race, rally and cross country star Leeroy Poulter stole the headlines when he stepped back into a kart to deliver a brilliant performance to take the day’s top class DD2 wins among several star drives on […]

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SA race champions face off in kart opener

The 2017 South African National Karting Championship kicks off at Vereeniging’s Laserfische Raceway on the unlikely date of Monday 20 March, with the prospect of South Africa’s best drivers facing off as the highlight of an epic day’s racing.The fastest DD2 gearbox class is split into two classes – the under-30 ‘youngsters’ and the Masters, […]

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CRACKING FIELD FOR ROUND ONE OF THE 2017 SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP AT VEREENIGING ON MARCH 20.

The first National round of the 2017 South African National Karting Championship kicks off at the Vereeniging Kart Raceway on March 20. And the programme is a full-house of Rotax classes, catering for age groups from seven-years-old all the way to drivers aged 32 and over! An exciting aspect of the new season is the […]

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HEALTHY ENTRY AND TIGHT RACING MARKS ROUND ONE OF THE 2017 NORTHERN REGIONS KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP AT ZWARTKOPS

The 2017 Northern Regions Karting Championships got off to a great start at Zwartkops Kart raceway on February 18, with entries totalling 114 karts, spread over the packed race programme. The meeting saw nine different classes being run with three races each, and the action was fast and sometimes furious! “It was a very encouraging […]

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BOKSBURG’S JAYDEN ELS IS SOUTH AFRICA’S LATEST WORLD KARTING CHAMPION

*The East Rand 12-year-old wins the Rotax Mini Max World Championship at Sarno, Italy, on Saturday, October  22, 2016* Jayden’s triumph is the 13th World Karting Championship by a South African driver in the Rotax Grand Finals, run since 2000.*Over 360 karters from over 50 countries took part in this year’s Grand Finals, most of […]

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SA TEAM HEADS FOR ITALY THIS WEEK FOR THE 2016 ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE GRAND FINALS – THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ROTAX KARTING

A 13-driver team from South Africa flies out to Sarno, Italy, later this week for the 17th running of international karting’s most competitive championship on the planet – the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. The South African drivers will compete against drivers from 50 countries, with the driver line-up this year totalling 360 competitors. As […]

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Vereeniging set for spectacular karting

Gauteng’s karting community will celebrate spring with a bang at the sixth round of the Northern Regions Kart Championship at Vereeniging on Saturday 10 September as most 2016 championship tussles head into the final stretch. Its set to be a busy day at the Vaal Triangle kart track, with no less than twelve championships on the line […]

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Killarney delivers scintillating action

Killarney’s Kart Track awoke to perfect, flowery Cape pre-spring’s day for the sixth round of the WP championship, but the racing was far from flowery as it delivered drama, upsets and dominant performances and then some. South African championship runner-up, Camps Bay lad Sebastian Boyd (Boyd Boss Freight Kosmic) put paid to Cape championship leader Jason […]

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Kwanda takes African Maxterino Open

Kwanda Mokoena has won the 2016 African Maxterino Karting Open, winning himself a ticket to watch the Rotax Max World Finals in Italy and in a small way redeeming his missing out on double 2016 South African national karting titles by the closest imaginable margins. 12-year old Kyalami kid kart star Mokoena drove a canny race […]

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FABIENNE MAKES (MORE) HISTORY

South African motorsport has a great history of producing great lady racers – Pat Sonnenschein will be remembered for her ’60s saloon car successes, Judy Witter followed her in the ’70s and Desiree Wilson remains the only woman ever to win a Formula 1 race. Not much has changed – today ladies Tasmin Pepper is […]

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ALL EYES ON THE 2016 AFRICAN OPEN KARTING CHAMPIONSHIPS – ZWARTKOPS 20 AUGUST 2016

With the 2016 SA Rotax Max Challenge Karting Championship having been done and dusted in mid-July, four South African champions have already won seats in the amazingly competitive 2016 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, which will be held in Salerno, Italy from October 15-22. SA champs Bradley Liebenberg (DD2), Michael Stephen (DD2 Masters), Dino Stermin (Senior Max) […]

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Aqil delivers a great performance at home

Aqil Alibhai may have been forced to miss this weekend’s British Kartmasters races after his visa arrived too late to travel, but the Ormonde 9-year old put all that behind him so score a race win and an emphatic second overall at Saturday’s the Zwartkops Northern Regions Maxterino Karting races. “That was a really good weekend’s […]

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SA ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE KARTING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND THREE

The dramatic iDube circuit outside Pietermaritzburg once again emphasised the enormous wealth of driving talent that exists in the SA Rotax Max Challenge National karting series. iDube is a take-no-prisoners venue, rewarding speed and race-craft, while punishing mistakes, thanks to its unique hillside location. When the sun set on Round Three of the 2016 Rotax […]