This Sunday (August 6) the 8th Annual Gold Cup will be contested at the Angas Go Kart Club (Strathalbyn, SA) with 40 drivers set to contest one of the most prestigious races on the Australian Dirt Kart calendar. This season the event will be conducted for the first-time utilising 125cc karts with the field comprising of all of the five previous winners along with a number of regular Speedway stars, who will all be keen to record a big win during their winter off season.
The Gold Cup will be run a little differently from the average Dirt Kart event with the meeting following a “Sprintcar Inspired” format with two groups of Time Trials, two heats, a top six dash, a mid pack scramble and C and B mains. Therefore, the Gold Cup will throw a curve ball to a number of drivers who may not have raced against the clock during time trials.
As previously mentioned the event has attracted a mammoth entry list of 40 drivers including the likes of regular Sprintcar drivers Lisa Walker (2 times Gold Cup winner), Michael Burford and Shannon Barry. Other regular Speedway competitors include Joel Heinrich (Wingless Sprints), Cheian Perrett (Wingless Sprints) and Ross Miller (F500) while the likes of Ben Dillon, Scott Dungey, Melissa Crouch and Mark Burford (2 times winner) have also raced on clay ovals in the recent past.
In addition to Walker and Burford the remaining Gold Cup Champions in the field are David Carruthers, Rhys Hackett and Jake Kervers.
But the Speedway regulars and previous Champions won’t have it all their own way as the talented field comprises of a whole host of regular weekend “Karter’s” including Keaton Szach, Daniel Wenske, Josh Ryan, Josh Bull, Rylan Furler, Ben Wastell, Jakyb Sharman, Lochie Kendrick and Joseph Caruso so you can expect some intense on track action.
The winner of Sunday’s 20 lap winner takes all final will walk away with a brand new 125cc IAME X30 Engine valued at $3500.
The Angas Go Kart Club is located on Nine Mile Road, Strathalbyn South Australia, 5255. Racing starts at 10am and will continue throughout the afternoon. Entry is via a gold coin donation with canteen facilities available.
The 2017 125cc Gold Cup is proudly supported by - REMO Racing, Rowe Aluminium and Security & GRF Equipment Hire.