YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO RACE ALONGSIDE THE BEST DRIVERS IN THE CIK STARS OF KARTING SERIES
AUSTRALIAN LEOPARD CHALLENGE The Australian Leopard Challenge, where Light and Heavy competitors, compete in the same field but for different trophies and prizes has been a big hit with Leopard competitors in the opening two rounds.
Queenslander Steve Lintott has travelled to both Adelaide and Newcastle to compete in the opening two rounds of the Challenge in the Leopard Heavy category. He says that he’s never enjoyed his racing more than he has in the past few months.
“The series is absolutely awesome, the amount of practice and racing laps that you get is unlike anything else in Australian karting, it’s fantastic,” said Lintott.
“The atmosphere at the track really makes you feel like you’re a part of a proper professional race meeting, not just another kart meeting.
“It offers great value for money, you can’t compare it to anything else. Being able to race on your class tyre as well is very good.
“Even though we’re on the track at the same time as the Light guys, we’re racing ourselves and it’s a better spectacle for the spectators having more karts on the track.
“I’d suggest the Leopard drivers get their act together and support their class on the biggest stage in Australian karting.”
Queenslander Steve Lintott is competing in the Australian Leopard Challenge and says that he's never enjoyed his racing more than he has in the past few months (Pic: AF Images/Carruthers)
Next month’s third round of the 2012 CIK Stars of Karting Series presented by Castrol EDGE will provide an opportunity for Queensland karters to race in Australia’s most professional karting series in their own ‘back yard’. With the event to be hosted by the Ipswich Kart Club on June 16/17, there will be Australia’s elite drivers competing in the Pro Classes – Pro Light (KF1), Pro Gearbox (KZ2) and Pro Junior (KF3) – while the Challenge categories cater for karters of a variety of levels.
With the prizepool for the Yamaha Challenge added to the $40,000 in prizes across the three Pro categories along with the KF engine and IAME Leopard engine in the Australian Leopard Challenge – there is now more than $100,000 in prizes up for grabs in Australia’s elite karting series.
The next round of the 2012 CIK Stars of Karting Series presented by Castrol EDGE will be held in Ipswich on June 16/17.
The Supplementary Regulations for the event are available by clicking here.