September 2017 News
Next Club Day
Sunday, 1st October 2017 at Wayne Kelliher’s Property on Seadown Road – will be signposted on
State Highway 1 from two different points.
For those travelling South turn left into Dominion Road which is the first road on the left once
through the first set of passing lanes after Temuka. At the end of Dominion Road turn right onto
Seadown Road and follow the signs.
For those travelling North turn right into Seadown Road at the last set of traffic lights by Andar
Engineering and then follow the signs.
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 do not bring 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 to bring your kart up to standard or until you attend your next race
meeting. 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.
Change in racing weekends for September and October
As you are all aware the South Canterbury Family Kart Club races the fourth Sunday of every
month (weather permitting) and due to South Canterbury Anniversary Weekend and Labour
Weekend falling on our intended race meeting dates we have decided to push each of these
meetings out by one week to enable you all to make the most of a long weekend therefore the
new dates will be as per below
Sunday, 1st October 2017
Sunday, 29th October 2017
November race meeting
The proposed race meeting for 26th November will again be the sealed event at the Oamaru
Airport but this is subject to availability
– we will keep you posted
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
I have copies available of our Club rules at our race meetings – if you would like a copy then come
and see me
Rule 8. Fuel Tanks and Lines
Must be securely mounted and retain fuel from spillage, no fuel tanks to be mounted above (over) the engine Fuel shut off valves to be fitted and be accessible on all types of fuel systems
Fuel shut off valves can be fitted to the tank or a maximum of 150mm down the supply line from
They must be clearly visible
Fuel lines must be secured at all joints
Fuel breathers or check valves must be fitted and so designed that it completely prevents all
Rule 8A. Fuel
Pump or aviation gas only to be used
No methanol or alcohol fuels
No NOS kits allowed
Rule 15. Crashes
If you spin out or break down on the track remain in the kart with both hands raised until the track
is clear and then remove the kart as quickly as possible
If you run off the track you must re-enter at the point of exit when the track is clear and safe to do
Timaru Soapbox Derby
The return of the Soapbox Derby to Timaru on the 19th November will take place along George
Street from Barnard Street to Station Street. It will feature a Junior and Open section with the
juniors they can build their karts from a kitset or design their own whereas the Open section have
to design their own.
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Pleasecheck 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
See you all at our next race meeting