2012 SoK to wrap major motorsport events

Tyler Greenbury

The 2012 CIK Stars of Karting Series will kick off at the Bolivar Raceway in South Australia. Pic: AF Images/Budd

The CIK Stars of Karting Series will wrap around a number of Australia’s major motorsport events throughout 2012.

In a return to the traditional series opener of Australia’s elite series, round one will be held at the Bolivar Raceway in South Australia on February 25/26.  This event will kickstart a motorsport festival for the state with round one of the V8 Supercars Championship, the Clipsal 500, being held the following weekend on the Adelaide Street Circuit

Round two will be contested at the Mount Sugarloaf circuit in Newcastle on April 21/22 ahead of round three being hosted by the Ipswich Kart Club on the weekend of June 16/17.  The Queensland round is one week after the adjacent Willowbank Raceway hosts the Winternationals – Australia’s largest drag racing event.

The series will then move to Sydney’s Eastern Creek International Karting Raceway on the final weekend in July (28/29) to compete on the recently resurfaced track for the first time.

The picturesque Port Melbourne venue, home of the Go-Kart Club of Victoria, will host the Finale on September 22/23.  This date is one week after the nearby Sandown International Raceway hosts the opening V8 Supercar endurance event of 2012 – the Sandown 500.

“These dates and venues have been carefully planned to provide our competitors and the series with the maximum possible exposure alongside other mainstream motorsport events throughout the year,” said International Karting Committee Chairman Craig Denton.

2012 CIK Stars of Karting Series Schedule

Round 1
February 25/26
Bolivar, SA

Round 2
April 21/22
Newcastle, NSW

Round 3
June 16/17
Ipswich, QLD

Round 4
July 28/29
Eastern Creek, NSW

Round 5
September 22/23
Port Melbourne, VIC

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