The inaugural Australian Schools Karting Championship begins this Sunday in Melbourne.
The Australian Schools Karting Championship provides high school students between the ages of 13-18 years old the opportunity to compete against other students for the title of Australian Schools National Karting Champion.
Despite limited promotion there are already 17 schools and over 60 students involved. The series is open to students of all karting abilities and currently offered in four States, Queensland, New South Wales, ACT and Victoria.
The championship provides students with an opportunity to participate in a karting competition that otherwise would not be possible for them whilst at the same time enabling teachers to leverage off the championship to make classroom teaching more relevant, interesting and exciting.
The ASKC is an arrive and drive program where all karts, helmets and required safety equipment are supplied. The championship is an elimination competition consisting of a Local Round, State Round and National Round. The final will take place at Picton circuit near Sydney on May 31.