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June 15th & 16th - Round 1 of the Winter Carnival - Round 4 of the Club Championships

Round 4 of the Club Championship & first round of the 2019 Winter Carnival was contested over the weekend of the 15th & 16th June. Just over 140 karters gathered at the Toowoomba & Lockyer Valley International Raceway for a weekend of fast & close racing. The club trialled a new format which saw qualifying for most classes on the Saturday afternoon & then racing commencing on Sunday morning. Saturday afternoon produced beautiful sunny conditions for qualifying but overnight showers rolled thru into Sunday morning which provided a few upsets in the first round of heats for all classes. By the second round of heats, the track was drying out & racing was back to the fast & close action that the Greer Park circuit usually provides. Congratulations to all the winners from Round 1 of the Winter Carnival & a massive thanks to the tireless volunteers and officials who keep the grounds looking immaculate and ensure the race meetings run smoothly. Remember there are some big giveaways for competitors that race all 3 rounds of the Winter Carnival so we look forward to seeing you at the track again on the 20Th & 21st July for Round 2 of the Winter Carnival plus Round 5 of the Club Championship.

Alan

QLD Open State Titles Race Report - May 17th 18th and 19th

The third round of the Club Championship for Toowoomba Kart Club has been run and won with this round also being the State Titles event. Whether it was the lure of a Maroon Plate or just the general vibe of the club and previous race events, we saw over 155 Karters show up to give it their best for the title. All classes were very well represented and the pre work completed by the club saw a beautifully presented track, a well organised day which even ran ahead of schedule on the Saturday, and some truly great racing. Most classes saw at least 14 karts taking the track with the Masters event having 26 karts circulating. With the state title on the line there were plenty of examples of racers leaving it all on the track and giving it everything, however the standard of racing was close and well managed. The championship points tally has received a bit of a shake up in a few categories which shows how close and competitive the fields are at Toowoomba. June will see the first round of our Winter Carnival kick off and with the fields that we have been seeing, this promises to be a cracker of a series with great racing, a strong social atmosphere and great fun for competitors and spectators alike. See you all in June.

Chris O

March 17th Race Report

Round two of our club championship for 2019 saw 4 seasons in one, from sunshine too heavy rain. Despite these crazy conditions and the prediction of storms from the weather bureau, we still hosted 79 drivers. The cadet 12’s had their first heat interrupted by a storm and despite a small intermission to allow the track to dry, we still managed to finish before 4 pm. The ever changing tricky conditions saw some great racing and amazing skills demonstrated by all. With 7 events totalling 35 runs held over the Sunday, courteous sportsman and woman, amazing volunteers and officials and smooth starts saw allowed for another successful race day.

See you all track side in May, Babak.

February 17th 2019 Race Report

A very sucessful result for one and all for Round one of our Club Championship for 2019. We saw 130 karts entered for Sunday's race and still managed to complete the race meet by 4.30pm, though the Formula 100 karters cut their event short with a four out of five kart pile up on lap one, giving the checkered flag to the only remaining kart on the track - it pays to be out in the front! We were again lucky enough to have the current Supercar Champion for 2018, Scott McLaughlin enter and race with his mate Kel Treseder, both men showing by example to the young (and older) karters that a good foundation at the grassroots level can take you to the top in Australian racing. With 9 events held over the Sunday, smooth pit starts, following direction, courteous and sportsman/woman like behaviour made the day run like clock work. Results will be posted later this week, and remember to make sure your 2019 TLVKC Membership is paid BEFORE the next race meet on the 17th March!

C ya next month - Christine :)