Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Kiwi Karter Heads to Melbourne For Junior 'Top Guns' Meeting

KARTSPORT NEW ZEALAND
Media information 
For immediate release

* 2014 Akebono Brakes Junior Top Guns meeting 
Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club track 
Melbourne 
Victoria
Fri Jan 17-Sat Jan 18
2014

PREVIEW

09-01-14

Kiwi Karter Heads to Melbourne For Junior 'Top Guns' Meeting

New Plymouth youngster Thomas Boniface is the latest Kiwi karter set to compete across the Tasman, the 9-year-old heading to Melbourne with his family next week to compete in the Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club's annual Junior Top Guns meeting.

Last year Thomas won his class at both the CIK Trophy of New Zealand and New Zealand Schools Championship meetings here in New Zealand and his father Robert says that contesting this year's Akebono Brakes-sponsored Junior Top Gun meeting in Melbourne is the ideal 'next step' in his son's fast-rising driving career.

"The event offers Thomas exposure to the Australian karting scene plus invaluable experience racing in fields of up to 36 karts with the idea that if he acquits himself well we will return (to the Oakleigh track) for the Victoria State Championship meeting in March."

Size and performance-wise there is little difference between the Cadet class karts Thomas races here and the Comer SW80-engined Tony Kart Rocky chassis he will run in Melbourne.

"Getting to grips with the different chassis will be the biggest challenge," says Robert. "That and the fact that over there the Cadet class karts run hydraulic (rather than mechanical) brakes and adjustable front end geometry and ride height."

The Junior-only meeting is being run over two days, Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th of January, and has attracted entries across eight Junior classes from all over the State (Victoria) as well as interstate and now New Zealand. 

Thomas and his family would like to thank Grandad Barney, Plant & Platform Consultants, Hydraulink NZ, Rotech Automotive, The Sign Shop, Barry & Corrine Boniface and Supreme Kart Supplies for their support of the trans-Tasman venture. 

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Sheep: Shearing Record Smashed In Hawke’s Bay

Three shearers gathered from around New Zealand have smashed a World record by 264 sheep despite the heat, the pumiced sheep of inland Hawke’s Bay and a year’s wool weighing an average of over 3.5kg a sheep. More>>

ALSO:

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    ALSO:

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Review: The NZSO Performs Handel's Messiah

    Max Rashbrooke: Saturday night's performance took the piece back to something like the way it would have originally been performed when premiered in 1742, with an orchestra of 20-30 players and only a few more singers. More>>

    Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

    When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news