Albany City Kart Club to host bumper meeting highlighted by the first round of the WA KZ2 Series

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Jake Klarich in action at the recent KZ final in Albany.
Camera IconJake Klarich in action at the recent KZ final in Albany. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany City Kart Club will hold one of their biggest meetings of the season with the annual Southern Sprint firing up this weekend.

Adding to the excitement of the meeting is the first round of the WA KZ2 Series, with more than 30 drivers making the trip to Albany, highlighted by the likes of Hayden Patrizi, Adam Levi, Jake Klarich and Simon Gwilliam.

The KZ karts are Australia’s fastest and competitors have been at the local track over the past few weeks in preparation for the opening round.

ACKC has already received more than 100 nominations for the two-day event and 120 competitors are expected to hit the track.

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A host of support divisions will also be in action across the weekend.

Racing will start at 10am on Saturday before finals start from 8am on Sunday.

Practice and heats will be held on Saturday followed by semifinals and finals the next day.

“We are really looking forward to this weekend after securing the Southern Sprint and first round of the KZ series,” ACKC president Howard Heerey said.

“The KZ drivers have been down the past three weeks practising, so they are pretty serious.

“They can get up to 140km/h down the straight so that’s exciting.”

Entry is free for spectators. who the club encourage to come along and witness the racing.

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