July 2017 News

By SC Kart Club
In Events
Jul 17th, 2017

Next Club Day

Sunday, 23rd July 2017 at Leighton Pye’s property, 759 Badham Road, Orton, Temuka. Directions are for those travelling on State Highway 1 from the North just prior to the Orari bridge turn left into Farm Road and those travelling from the South turn right into Farm Road after you have crossed the Orari Bridge. Travel down Farm Road turning left into Badham Road and travel to Pye’s at 759.

In the event of cancellation due to the weather this will be on our Facebook page by 8.00am and will also be on our local radio station Port FM

Please no dogs and remember to clean up after yourselves and respect the farmers property.

Scrutineering is at 10:00am – 10:30 followed by drivers briefing. Please bring karts to the sign in table and form 2 lines for karts to be scrutineered. Please wait with your kart then sign in. Can we please have clean karts for scrutineering. Numbers must be on all four sides of the kart and be clearly readable, black on white or white on black. No numbers, no points.

One of the discussions at the AGM was to enforce the Club rules especially in relation to scrutineering to ensure karts comply with the rules – this is safety not only for you the driver but for other karters as well. If your kart fails at scrutineering it will be noted in our log book and you will be given one month (or until you attend your next race meeting) to bring your kart up to standard.  If your kart fails again for the same reason you will not be allowed to race.

A couple of entries are already in the ‘notebook’ and you were spoken to at the time – please ensure you rectify these problems or you will not be allowed to race

Points Race:

Our points system which was adopted last season will remain the same with 2 points received for entry and then race points based on how many entries received for each grade. You must be a full financial club member to participate in the points race and collect points


With such a fantastic turnout of karters over the last few months race meetings now is a timely reminder to ensure you are familiar with the rules so I have randomly selected a couple from the NZ Champs Rule book and I will continue to do this over the next few months and add to the newsletter.

I have copies available of our Club rules at our race meetings – if you would like a copy then come and see me.

Rule 6. Side Bars

These are to be constructed of minimum 19mm OD tube, the lower bar must be no more than 130mm from the ground at any point, and no closer than 50mm to the ground. The upper bar must be a minimum of 100mm and maximum of 200mm directly above the lower bar, and must meet general kart dimensions. Front of bars must be no more than 200mm from the front wheel (with the wheels straight ahead), and no more than 100mm from the back wheel, and must not protrude outside wheels, or be more than 50mm inside wheels. Plastic side pods may be used, but must meet all general kart dimensions

Rule 7. Chain Guard

Must be fitted to cover the top of ALL of the drive chain. Must continue downwards at the rear to a minimum of the axle centre line and must be able to deflect the chain downwards in the event of a break.

Rule 9. Kill Switch

Must be accessible and CLEARLY IDENTIFIED. Must be working. Must be mounted on the steering column or on the steering wheel.

Racing at Albury – 25th June

A great turn out considering the weather on the morning of racing – 37 karters braved the cold start to the day where a great track was set up but unfortunately this turned to mud very quickly adding another dimension to kart racing – a mud plug!

As most of you are aware Kyle Robertson’s day came to a premature end when his floor pan became dislodged from his frame dragging not only this but also his leg back under the kart therefore having a ride in the ambulance to Timaru Hospital – no flashing lights though. I am pleased to report he is on the mend but it will be some time before he is out racing with us. He is at home ever so slightly bored but busy scheming new kart developments so watch out for his return.

Please check your floor pans and ensure you have penny washers under all the bolts holding the floor pan to the frame.


Subs are now due for the 2017 / 2018 season which is $50.00 per family residing at the same address.

These can either be paid by cash/cheque on race day or by Internet banking direct into the Club’s account – 03 0839 0087789 00 – please ensure you quote your name and kart number and “subs”as reference details.

We still require you to fill in the Membership Form which is attached with this newsletter and also available at race meetings.


The BBQ will be running during the lunch break with sausage/bread/onions for $2.00 and also have small bottles of fizzy drink for $1.00


These will be published to our website www.sckartclub.co.nz and shared on our Facebook page South Canterbury Family Grass Kart Club. Please check out our website for news and race dates.

A big thanks to all our volunteers that help out leading up to and on our club days, your help is greatly appreciated.

See you all at our next race meeting