Auckland Anniversary Weekend will see karters from
around the country descend on Rosebank domain for KartSport Auckland’s annual
City of Sails event.
While 2019 has smaller numbers than some years the entrants will provide some great racing.
Exciting stuff is happening in Rotax Light and KZ2 where, in both classes, previously junior drivers have made the call and moved to the senior ranks.
In Rotax Light at least five competitors will be first time seniors; having the opportunity to race against NZ #1 Daniel Kinsman as well as the seasoned and wise heads that are the stalwarts of KartSport Auckland club days.
KZ2 sees a mixture of young & not so young; class experience & class newcomers.
It will be interesting to see who prevails.
Kevan Storr – Master classification; been racing shifters since forever. Second overall in the 2018 Pro-Kart Series KZ2 Masters class.
Regan Hall – a gentleman on the track – and quick to boot. Winner of the 2018 Pro-Kart KZ2 Restricted class.
Newcomers to the class – Sam Wright from last year; Jordyn Wallace, also from 2018 but has been mainly playing on the Superkart circuit; Josh Parkinson, who had his real debut at CIK last weekend and impressed all with both his driving & level headedness.
Look out you old hands- the youngsters are coming. Look out you youngsters – the old hands will most definitely have you covered!
Clubsport 120 -where do you start? Nowhere near the fastest on track but some of the closest racing one will see – even with the City of Sails race format. We reiterate year upon year about the camaraderie within this class.
Rotax Heavy – Yahoo to you guys. City of Sails has not had the class available for several years because the numbers just were not there. After receiving serious harassment from you lot the club put the class on the menu & you’ve come through. While not a large class we know you will have fun & provide some close competition.
Rotax DD2 – another class where you competitors have made it happen. Not being rude here but the class is ALL old heads so it will be interesting to see how this class transpires by the end of Sunday.
Our Junior Classes –
Junior Rotax – the largest class of the weekend and promising hard, fast & close racing. Will the locals hold off those from further afield & coming off the Challenge Cup the weekend prior? Bo Hill – Nelson; James van den Beck – Hawkes Bay; Ian Smith – Wellington; Caitlin Stanley – Tokoroa.
Cadet Rok & Vortex Mini Rok – Small fields for City of Sails – is it because the only carrot being dangled is a really fun weekend & a City of Sails trophy? It’s OK; we get it. CIK weekend was a biggie – for everyone, not just our youngest competitors. We are looking forward to seeing our youngest competitors on track enjoying themselves & racing hard.
Kartsport Auckland, again, thanks the City of Sails event sponsor – Butch Pet Foods – and the class sponsors – Cosgrave Awards, Dayle ITM, Bellroy Construction, WRB Karting Supplies, Biz Safety, Westspeed Motorsport, and Lascom Auckland.
For further enquiries please contact:
John Murdoch – 965-169
Jeanette Smyth 431-4666
Entry List can be viewed/downloaded here COS 2019 EntryList