2021 Annual Report
This year has been yet another interrupted race year, due to the delta strain of Covid-19 heavily impacting both our sport and our lives across New South Wales and the ACT.
However, we successfully implemented a number of
initiatives this year in accordance with our strategic plan and objective of having “More People Karting More Often”.
Savings for Karters in 2021
This year Karting NSW approved the use of non-genuine parts for the IAME Reedjet & Vortex Mini Rok engines from 01 January 2021. The rule change provided no performance advantage, but is intended to save the karter a
significant amount of money. The rule change complimented our previous rule change of October 2020, which also allowed the use of hard-chromed cranks in the Mini Rok engines.
In addition, Karting NSW also approved the use of any commercially available racing tyre that is currently sanctioned for a comparable class for unofficial practice. This decision is to assist with increasing the number of club memberships, increase participation and reduce costs for competitors.
Licences on Hold
Our events were suspended with lockdowns across Greater Sydney and then into regional NSW progressively from
June 2021. Karting NSW placed all licences registered in MyKarting™ Portal, “ON HOLD” from 28th July 2021 for a period of 8 weeks. [Read More]
2020 Annual Report
It has certainly been an extraordinary year, not only in karting, but for humankind.
I accepted the position of Chair on 06 March 2020 and certainly did not anticipate the enormous task ahead of us in managing the sport through bushfires, droughts and a global pandemic.
Prior to Covid-19 lockdowns at the end of March, KNSW hosted the 2020 Gala Weekend, the inaugral KNSW International Women’s Day Lunch and celebrated the opening of the track extension of the Canberra Kart Racing Club. Canberra hosted its first ‘fully booked” race weekend with over 120 participants attending in a restricted Covid-19 racing environment.
On 25 March 2020, due to government directions on Covid- 19 – all KNSW Sanctioned Events ceased. KNSW placed all licences “On Hold” until karters were permitted to practice or race again. In addition, KNSW…. [Read More]