Australian Karting’s Richest Prize Pool Announced for 2015 Championship

The 2015 Australian Kart Championship is set to become the richest in Australian karting history with more than $110,000 in prizes up for grabs.

Among this prize pool are 11 opportunities to compete in overseas karting events and seven new engines.

Australia’s representatives at the 2016 CIK-FIA Winter Cup in Italy will be the Champions in each of the KZ2, KF3 and KA TaG classes.

The KA12 Champion and Runner-up will each receive an entry and travel costs to compete in the 2016 Vortex Rok International in Italy.

In the IAME-powered classes (KA Junior, KA1 and X30) both the Champion and Runner-up will receive an Arrive and Drive package to the 2016 IAME International Final. The Champion in each of these classes will also receive a $1,500 travel allowance.

Drivers in the KF2 class will be vying for more than $8,000 in cash and prizes across the five rounds of the Championship.

“Since announcing the format of the Australian Kart Championship last year we’ve been working very hard on ensuring that it not only provides the best platform for Australian karting in terms of competition but also some great opportunities and rewards for our drivers,” said Karting Australia Chairman Mick Doohan.

“When you look at the prize pool that has been established it is undoubtedly the most significant across the board of classes that we’ve ever seen here in Australia.

“The opportunities presented are second to none and I look forward to see Australia’s best competitors battle it out for the right to become National Champion throughout the year.”

The opening round of the 2015 Australian Kart Championship will be hosted by the Go-Kart Club of Victoria at the Port Melbourne Karting Complex on April 3-5. Entries for this event close this Friday March 20.

2015 AUSTRALIAN KART CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZE POOL

KA12

Champion Entry and travel costs to compete in the 2016 Rok International Cup
Each prize package includes:

  • Free entry for the event.
  • Free use of complete OTK kart for the duration of the event.
  • Free fuel for the whole of the event.
  • 4 free Bridgestone tyres for use at the event.
  • Free use of pit tent at the event.
  • Free airfare Australia to Italy and return.
  • Free hotel accommodation for the event. 
Runner-Up Entry and travel costs to compete in the 2016 Rok International Cup
Prize package includes:

  • Free entry for the event.
  • Free use of complete OTK kart for the duration of the event.
  • Free fuel for the whole of the event.
  • 4 free Bridgestone tyres for use at the event.
  • Free use of pit tent at the event.
  • Free airfare Australia to Italy and return.
  • Free hotel accommodation for the event.
Third Place Vortex Mini Rok Engine
Fourth Place Vortex spare parts voucher valued at $1000
Fifth Place Vortex spare parts voucher valued at $500

KA JUNIOR

Champion Arrive and Drive package for the 2016 IAME International Final.
Prize package includes:

  • Entry for the event
  • Use of kart and engine for the event
  • Consumables
  • 1 set of tyres
  • Mechanic
  • $1,500 travel allowance
Runner-Up Arrive and Drive package for the 2016 IAME International Final.
Prize package includes:

  • Entry for the event
  • Use of kart and engine for the event
  • Consumables
  • 1 set of tyres
  • Mechanic
Third Place IAME KA100 Engine
Fourth Place IAME KA100 Engine
Fifth Place IAME KA100 Spare Parts Vouchers valued at $1000
Sixth Place IAME KA100 Spare Parts Vouchers valued at $500

KA1

Champion Arrive and Drive package for the 2016 IAME International Final.
Prize package includes:

  • Entry for the event
  • Use of kart and engine for the event
  • Consumables
  • 1 set of tyres
  • Mechanic
  • $1,500 travel allowance
Runner-Up Arrive and Drive package for the 2016 IAME International Final.
Prize package includes:

  • Entry for the event
  • Use of kart and engine for the event
  • Consumables
  • 1 set of tyres
  • Mechanic
Third Place KA100 Engine
Fourth Place KA100 Engine
Fifth Place IAME KA100 Spare Parts Vouchers valued at $1000

KA X30

Champion Arrive and Drive package for the 2016 IAME International Final.
Prize package includes:

  • Entry for the event
  • Use of kart and engine for the event
  • Consumables
  • 1 set of tyres
  • Mechanic
  • $1,500 travel allowance
Runner-Up Arrive and Drive package for the 2016 IAME International Final.
Prize package includes:

  • Entry for the event
  • Use of kart and engine for the event
  • Consumables
  • 1 set of tyres
  • Mechanic
Third Place IAME X30 Engine
Fourth Place IAME X30 Engine
Fifth Place IAME X30 Spare Parts Vouchers valued at $1000
Sixth Place IAME X30 Spare Parts Vouchers valued at $500

KA TaG

Champion Australian representative at the 2016 CIK-FIA Winter Cup.
Prize package includes:

  • Entry for the event
  • Use of kart and engines for the event
  • Consumables
  • Race Tyres
  • Mechanic
  • Race team support
Runner-up Free Race Tyres for the 2016 Australian Kart Championship
Third Place Free Race Entry for the 2016 Australian Kart Championship

KF3

Champion Australian representative at the 2016 CIK-FIA Winter Cup.
Prize package includes:

  • Entry for the event
  • Use of kart and engines for the event
  • Consumables
  • Race Tyres
  • Mechanic
  • Race team support
Runner-up Free Race Tyres for 2016 Australian Kart Championship
Third Place Free Race Entry for 2016 Australian Kart Championship

KF2 (Prizes per round)

Round Winner $1,000
Round Second Place Free Set of MG Tyres
Round Third Place Free Race Entry for the next round
Racer of the Round Award Free Set of MG Tyres

KZ2

Champion Australian representative at the 2016 CIK-FIA Winter Cup.
Prize package includes:

  • Entry for the event
  • Use of kart and engine for the event
  • Consumables
  • Race Tyres
  • Mechanic
  • Race team support
Runner-up Free Race Tyres for 2016 Australian Kart Championship
Third Place Free Race Entry for 2016 Australian Kart Championship

 

 

*Should any of the prize winners be unable to fully utilize their prize, Karting Australia has the option to award it to another suitable competitor.

2015 AUSTRALIAN KART CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Round One
April 3-5 – Port Melbourne, Victoria

Round Two
May 22-24 – South Australia

Round Three
July 3-5 – Ipswich, Queenland

Round Four
September 4-6 – Newcastle, New South Wales

Round Five
October 30-November 1 – Geelong, Victoria

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